Category: Self-development

Use your mind to retrainšŸ’Ŗ your brainšŸ§  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.Ā  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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

3 Fail-Safe Methods to Instantly Transform Your Organizational Habits | RTYB Episode 1

Today I begin to dive deeper into discussing different types of habits. In fact, I am going to start a new series on my blog doing just that. As you probably can tell from the title, today’s topic is all about organizational habits. I created this series because it gets the “retrain your brain” message …

The Simplest Explanation of Habit Stacking You’ve Ever Seen

Habit stacking is a sensational way to build simple success into your day. To understand habit stacking, you need to understand “habit” itself. I have a free 1 hour course on my website that teaches you all about habit which you can access by clicking here. If you haven’t completed the course yet, here a …

5 utterly simple ways to break bad habits when you’re bored and quarantined

Today’s blog topic is on a very relevant topic for pretty much all humans, especially considering the current events of … COVID-19 And that topic is how to NOT engage in bad habits when you’re bored … and quarantined. So I’m sure we’ve all been there. Whether that’s opening the fridge or pantry 5 times …

10 Ways I Retrained my Brain (Part 1 of 2)

Let me be real with you … I look back to about 15 years of my pre-teen, teenage, and young-adult life, and it makes me a little sad knowing I lived those years at my rock bottom. I wish I knew what I did now about using my mind to retrain my brain and turn …