Your Gut is Telling You The Truth

Ever had that gut feeling that something is wrong? Ever hated some else’s guts? There’s a reason our guts or gastrointestinal systems are so often used in these phrases. I mean, you don’t really hate someone else’s guts or intestines, do you? Nope. That would actually be physiologically impossible as we cannot see someone else’s guts. Many of these idioms have been in circulation for centuries. They communicated the connect we humans naturally sense between our feelings and our digestive tracts. Now, scientists have proven that there is a real biological connection between the gut and the brain and it’s worth understanding so we know the reasons behind the way we react to certain situations. 

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The Weiner, The Whiner and The Winner.. Which One Are You?

What makes somebody extraordinary? In our day-to-day world we rarely question the status quo. But it's those situations – where our sense of what's right overwhelms our tendency to go along with habit, process, or policy – that give us the opportunity to show our potential. How can some people, in the face of enormous challenges, step up with innovative ideas and actions that take them far and beyond usual efforts.

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Are You a Cortisol Junkie?

Wouldn’t you love to be Neuro Athletic? Can’t you just see yourself saving the day while the bad guy’s ammo bounces off your chest? As cool as that might be there is. major challenge in our way before getting to this stage. That challenge has a name, it’s cortisol and for many people living a normal 9-5 life, you will soon realise that most people are actually cortisol junkies. 

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Increase BDNF to Get a Stronger Brain.

When you exercise, we already know that it does wonders for our mind and our physique but did you know that certain types of exercise actually change the structure of our brain? That’s right!  Another great reason to exercise is that it increases the brains plasticity via a special protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Read this article to learn more about increasing BDNF so you can get more out of your day!

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Hack Your Sleep & Achieve Better Results

So you could say, that sleep is both an art and science? Why is it that so many people have trouble sleeping? Something I have learned over the last decade is that it’s not about quantity it’s about quality. Proceeding this short introduction, I am going to delve deeper into the three phases of sleep and why it is so imperative to understand each phase in order to optimise your life through a better night’s sleep. 

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The Power of h2o: Drink Alkaline, Increase Mental Alertness.

I’m sure you already know that the majority of your body is made up of water. It’s a pretty crazy amount. In fact, depending on size, half to three quarters of your body composition can actually be just water! It’s a bit of a scary thought, seeing how all of it is invisible from the outside. But did you know that water also works to improve your brain health, making it easier for you to perform at your peak?

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Kill Procrastination & Get Results FAST

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything. Ever wondered why you procrastinate so much? Here's why and how to stop it immediately. 

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Become more self-aware to reach your highest potential.

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.

It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets us better understand what we need most from other people, to complement our own deficiencies in leadership.

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Become more focused at work, get more peace in your day!

Setting aside time to do important work is one challenge, but being able to actually focus on it is another. The reason concentration can be such a struggle even after you clear space in your schedule is that your brain gets accustomed to operating in a rapid-fire, reactive mode. Intentionally or otherwise, many of our workplaces and working habits encourage that high-octane cognitive state. And unless you deliberately shift mental gears beforehand, you’ll be fighting against it the whole time you’re trying to focus on that one big project.

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Neuro Feedback & Business

The brain is like any other organ in the body. If you exercise it, it performs better.  An efficient brain can accomplish more, with greater accuracy, in less time. Neurofeedback provides high performers with the tools to train and exercise neural-nets in the same way as one exercises and builds muscles. The personalised programme makes more efficient use of brain resources by strengthening specific neural connections.

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Settling For a One Night Stand

 

Whether professionally or personally, our habits can come to define us. Our good habits can lead us to make progress and become successful, while our bad habits can cause us to fail. Habits are powerful, and they are difficult to make or break, but if you can gain control over your habits -- both positive and negative -- you can forge yourself into the person you want to become.

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The Power Of The Unconscious

Think of your mind as being made of a conscious and an unconscious portion. Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that analyses, criticizes and thinks logically all day long.  It is where you put your attention.  Your unconscious is the part of your mind controls your bodily functions, from your heartbeat to your breathing.  It is where all your memories are stored and where you wisdom, creativity and problem-solving capabilities reside.

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