Meditation, Stress Management

The Top Three Myths About Meditation

Meditation is good for us. We all know it. Or....at least....most of us have some inkling that it is good for us. Meditation: Helps rewire the brain to be more capable of focusing productively Helps rewire the brain to facilitate less stress Strengthens the pre-frontal cortex so that we have more willpower Decreases our felt… Continue reading The Top Three Myths About Meditation

Stress Management

The Three Tiers of Stress Management: Strategies to Remove/Improve Your Stress

Stress. It's the drumbeat letting the audience in a theater know that a shark is looming below. It's the voice which whispers "You know you don't got this. Snag a drink. Grab a cookie. You deserve it." It's what grabs hold of your shoulder blades, clenching them up. It takes hold of your arteries and squeezes… Continue reading The Three Tiers of Stress Management: Strategies to Remove/Improve Your Stress

Skill Building for Success

Five Habits That Increase Your Willpower (And Five Skills You Can Lean On So That You Don’t Have to Rely on Willpower for Success)

What is the most powerful word in the English Dictionary? No. Seriously. If you want to create a healthy body - most of the time it boils down to saying "no" to sweets, treats and alcohol. If you want to create wealth, your greatest task is to learn how to say "no" to purchases that… Continue reading Five Habits That Increase Your Willpower (And Five Skills You Can Lean On So That You Don’t Have to Rely on Willpower for Success)

Weight Loss

The Three Levels of Weight Loss: Level Three (Customization)

I can't tell you how many diet books are sold each year. I can't tell you how many different approaches they all espouse. But what I can tell you is this: It's a billion dollar industry. That's right...a BILLION dollar industry. If you have ever walked into a book store (yes, kids, those used to exist...I know) then you… Continue reading The Three Levels of Weight Loss: Level Three (Customization)

Weight Loss

The Three Levels of Weight Loss (Part 2: Looking at the Quality)

Once you've gotten down the art of self-monitoring and portioning out your foods, the next level is to really take a hard look at what is actually on your plate. See...here's the thing. Could you lose weight eating only 1200 calories of twinkies? Sure. But can you keep the weight off that way? I seriously doubt it. Why? Because… Continue reading The Three Levels of Weight Loss (Part 2: Looking at the Quality)