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One Quick Trick to Remember Anything (without memorization) | #RTYBTips Episode 5

Aloha and welcome back to my channel. Today I am going to teach you a very cool trick, that I refer to as the mind palace. This trick will help you remember anything without memorizing. Also today is remembrance day in Canada — I want to take this moment to thank all the veterans and …

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How Schools can Teach Mental Health (without compromising the current curriculum)

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 …

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Making Rehab Rewarding: The gamification of post-stroke recovery

Whew – what a week! You’ve been challenging yourself everyday and now you want to end your week doing something fun.  So, you fire-up your Motus Nova® Home Rehab System and start playing! “Hold on, did you just say start playing?” Yes, you heard me right – Motus Nova® has developed an interactive game-like system …

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Is telehealth revolutionizing post-stroke rehabilitation?

When someone survives a stroke, the repercussions extend beyond the need for immediate care – survivors are often left requiring countless hours of rehabilitation in order to successfully regain function.  That means both stroke survivors and caregivers are stuck with the energy-draining responsibility of scheduling appointments, arranging travel to-and-from clinics, and spending hard-earned money simply …

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 …