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Do these three things to become an effective multitasker | #RTYBtips Episode 4

Aloha and welcome back to my blog. If you’re new here, welcome, my name is Ella and I help you retrain your brain! If you don’t know anything about me yet, back in 2008 I survived a hemorrhagic stroke and a slew of mental health struggles before and after that. It took me until 2018 …

3 Instantly Effective Ways to Secure Your Mental Wellbeing

Have you ever likened airport security to the security of your mind? Well, after 3 years of studying risk management and airport security in grad school, I came to recognize the two entities as nearly one in the same. Allow me to explain … Biopolitical Security – The Key to Optimal Airport Security The plain …

Three Tactical Ways I Dramatically Transformed my Mental Health in 365 Days

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain blog! If you’re new here, welcome, my name is Ella. If you don’t know anything about me yet, back in 2008 I survived a hemorrhagic stroke and a slew of mental health struggles following that. It took me until 2018 to start turning that rock bottom …

How to Turn Your Rock bottom into your Breakthrough (Without EVER Playing the Victim Card)

Since having a stroke back in 2008, a constant concern that runs through my mind is, “I want people to take me seriously when I talk about my brain injury, but I don’t want anyone to think I am using my brain injury as a victim card or a free pass.” As a result of …

Cop this 30 minute Morning Habit Stack to Win Your Day (…or maybe not?)

If you sleep and wake on a daily basis, this post is for you! Today I am going to take you through my morning habit stack that helps me win my day. And yes I said “habit stack” not routine. If you don’t know the difference between the two, I recommend you check-out these posts …

Are these the Six Steps to a Successful Morning Routine?

If you’re unmotivated, at rock-bottom, or struggling to reach your goals, creating a successful morning routine may be the fix you’re missing in life. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I’m all about turning your big goals into the tiniest steps possible to start feeling productive and head into your day …

How to Create Healthy Boundaries (…and why I’m not on Tik Tok)

If you have a vague idea of what “boundaries” are but wouldn’t be able to explain the exact meaning to someone, this post is for you. The reason I want to talk about boundaries is because I was featured on a podcast a couple weeks ago called the Outstanding Woman Leaders Podcast, and during the …

“If this, then that” of Habit Building | #RTYBTips Episode 3

“What is a habit, Ella?! And how is it different from normal everyday behaviour!?” Fantastic question! Let me be as clear as I possibly can: a habit is an unconscious stimulus-response set of behaviours. All that means is, a habit is an “if this, then that” procedure. The reason I say procedure is because habits …

Break these 3 Habits to Optimize Physical Distancing

It’s June 1st 2020 and if you live on planet Earth, you’re being affected by the current global pandemic known as COVID-19. Whether you’re in lock-down or not, governments and health organizations around the world are encouraging social distancing practices to keep the virus at bay until it can be treated. That means staying at …

3 Simple Tips for Instantly Achieving “Flow State” | RTYB Tips Episode 2

“5 PM already?! Where did the time go?” If you’ve ever said that after a long and intense day, that is probably you were working in a flow state, aka “in the zone.” Flow state is a concept in positive psychology developed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. It means you are fully focused or immersed in an …