Vision and Stress Management

A great way to reduce stress in the heat of the moment, and one that often gets overlooked (pun intended), is practicing different vision techniques. Our vision has a direct effect on our states of mind and levels of stress. For example, we stress ourselves out when focus hard on...

The Importance of Good Posture

Many of the practices on this platform and on this website are simple. Well, simple, but not necessarily easy. They may not be easy because change can be hard. We are creatures of habit and our brains like familiarity. But anyone can change and overcome our brain’s powerful tendencies to...

Reading: It’s Great for the Brain

I find it pretty remarkable how simple it is to change our brains. Well, simple, but not necessarily easy. Small, daily activities can lead to lasting change. But it does take discipline and can be challenging at first. However, some of the “brain changing” practices are so simple, there should...

Visualization and Mental Practice

When I first came across the technique of visualization I thought it was a little quacky. I thought it was self-help non-sense. A ploy to sell books about manifesting your dreams into reality through thoughts alone. Well, those books certainly exist and talk about this practice, but there actually is...

Affirmation and Self-Talk

Affirmation is another powerful tool that helps improve well-being. It is simply self-talk. But affirmation is about being intentional with the way we're talking to ourselves. We talk to ourselves all the time in our heads. But many times, we fill our minds with stressful and fearful chatter. When we...