Category: New Beginnings

Use your mind to retrain💪 your brain🧠 by harnessing the power of habit!

Don’t be afraid of the light (3 tactical steps for improving your mental health)

Here is a piece I wrote which was originally printed in Transition Magazine – a publication by Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division.  I hope you enjoy. Don’t be Afraid of the Light Do you have any fears? Are you scared of anything so much that it makes you want to run as fast as …

Interview with Motus Nova

This week’s post is going to be a little different – I decided to share an interview I did with Motus Nova LLC so you can learn more about my personal story. You can watch the interview on YouTube by clicking here, and click the play button on the video below. Time Stamps: 2:17​ – …

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 …

5 Specific Steps for Going from Rock Bottom to Breakthrough (no motivation required)

You just hit rock bottom. What do you do now? You have zero motivation. How do you take action? You want to love living. But you don’t know where to begin… Well, I know exactly how you feel. Exactly. I felt like I was living at rock bottom for about 15 years of my life. …

How Small Habits have Lasting Changes (The Butterfly Effect vs. The Ripple Effect)

When a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, it causes a tornado in Texas. – Edward N. Lorenz … not literally, but the implication is spot on. Allow me to explain … So What Exactly is the Butterfly Effect? Let me start by saying that the butterfly effect is not the ripple effect. These 2 …

The Secret Sauce of Habit Building (The one thing no one told you!)

H(f) = (C + Ro + Re)rep Wait! Don’t freak out! … I was nearly scared away too when I first found out personal development was all about math. “ugh… Ella… personal development is not math. It’s totally subjective – that’s why it’s called personal development!” Well, you are on the right track, but you’re …

How to Create Your Personal Development Resume

You guys seem to like it when I create personal development exercises for you, so here’s another bad boy to get you thinking: Personal Development Resume When you apply for a job, there are certain things employers want to know before hiring you. Will you be the right candidate based on your strengths? Do you …

Are These the Most Important Personal Development Topics?

Personal development can be broken-down into a variety of different topics. And, learning why and when you should improve those topics will help you improve your personal development as a whole. If you watched this week’s YouTube video, then you already know the first 9/12 most important personal development topics. And if you read ’til …

Three Mandatory Steps for Auditing Your Habits in 2020

It’s crazy to think that 2020 is just around the corner. And you know what that means, right? … “New year, new me!” But how many years have you said that to yourself, yet never committed to change?How many times have you tried to lose that same 10 pounds or run that same 5k race, …

Your Purpose Changes as You Change

“The meaning of life always changes but never ceases to be.” Viktor Frankel (Man’s Search for Meaning page 111) What have you changed in your life over the past week? Maybe your clothes, your meals, or your shoes. Now how about the past month? … the past year? Or how about all the changes you’ve …