You should never underestimate the role of nutrition in your brain’s day-to-day functioning. The right foods can have a demonstrative effect on your mental health and the brain’s ability to retain information and function at a high level. By contrast, the wrong foods can deliver significant setbacks that, over the course of time, inhibit your brain’s full potential.

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The Olympic games are in full swing and with each event I become more astounded by the level of commitment and dedication the athletes have. There are not many people with the tenacity for the vigorous mental and physical training these athletes endure. Training twelve hours a day, year round, for the possibility of winning a medal is beyond my comprehension. What is it that leads these stellar athletes to pursue such greatness?

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There are many guides on how to be more productive, manage time, and make major life changes, though despite all of these wonderful methods, it can be all too easy to slip back into old habits. This is because it’s not about finding the right technique or strategy, but is about having the willpower and self-control to follow through and do what needs to be done.

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Think back when you were a little kid and got scared. What did you tend to do? If you were like most kids you went looking for your mommy or some similar form of security. This pattern doesn’t go away so easily. When you get scared or worried today you probably still tend to seek comfort and retreat to where you feel safe and secure. Do you tend to do what’s familiar, safe, and easy even when greater things are on the horizon?

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I’m very excited to present the first episode of the Shake Off the Grind podcast! In this episode I discuss a topic from my previous post, Feeling Tense? How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Through Breath Work. This podcast will provide breathing techniques to help you prevent stress exhaustion and help you to be a peak performing during moments of anxiety.

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Living a confident, empowered, and balanced life is all about having a sense of control. It’s about believing you have what it takes to achieve your desired outcome. When we feel uncertain about who we are and what were capable of, it’s not very likely we’ll take risks and grow to reach our potential.

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We don’t all find true fulfillment from our work. In fact, trying to stay cheerful in the workplace often seems like a losing battle. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep a smile on your face. This article will explain some of the best ways to beat the workplace blues, and to start being up-beat and positive at work.

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I don’t subscribe to the belief that people are either born a leader or a follower. It may be more natural and fitting with some people’s personality to take the lead, but anyone can learn and develop the traits necessary for leadership. Here are a few traits and attributes that can get you heading in the right direction.

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