Category: Self-Discipline

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Mental rehab post-brain injury: How to be resilient and adapt

This past week I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Brain Injury Association Waterloo Wellington Support Group.  In this talk, followed by a question & answer period, I discuss my experience post-brain injury, challenges, deficits, loses, and how I now risk manage my life for happiness. If you are a brain injury …

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 …

I did David Goggins’ 4x4x48 – Here’s what happened…

In today’s post I am going to share my experience doing David Goggins’ 4x4x48 challenge. If you guys did this challenge, comment your thoughts below and share something you liked and the most challenging part about it. For anyone who isn’t familiar with David Goggins, he is a former over-weight and lazy guy turned Navy …

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 tailor your habits (without wasting your time)

Happy New Year all and welcome back to my blog, today I am going to teach you how choose which habits to instill and which to break as we enter the new year. The reason I am writing this post is because I am all about helping you figure out how to optimise your habits, …

The Mood Congruence Effect and the Benefits of Toxic Positivity…? | #RTYBTips Episode 7

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain series! Today I am going to teach you about the mood congruence effect and how something as simple as being sad, for example, can lead you to be more sad. Following that, I am going to share a tip to help keep your mood as positive …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 CsĂ­kszentmihályi. It means you are fully focused or immersed in an …