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OCTOBER – Train Your Brain #10


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This month targeted focused attention. The fast-paced nature of our society is conditioning our minds to pay attention at short intervals to ‘loud’ stimulation. Whether its a barrage of images, bright lights or big sound; marketing, movies and technology train our minds to flash from one point of focus to another. Not only does this condition a continually shorter attention span, it also influences the depth of our observation. We tend to glide over the surface of our experience unaware […]

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SEPTEMBER – Train Your Brain #9


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Do you find yourself doing the same things and getting the same unwanted result? This month Train Your Brain focused on breaking these patterns through exercising the executive function of self-awareness. Did you know that your brain is hardwired for insanity? (Probably makes sense when you think of your day to day, right!) Einstein defined insanity as, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We often know where our actions will lead us. We’ve been […]

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JULY – Train Your Brain #7


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You have officially passed the halfway mark in the Train your Brain – Meditation for calm, control & confidence sessions with the seventh of the 2017 monthly series having taken place July 20. You’re getting more into the money game now. The first six months focused on more general information while you gradually learned to relax your body and fine-tune your mind. Seven months in, the time has come to practically apply the tools you have acquired to begin to take a more […]

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JUNE – Train Your Brain #6


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In the sixth session of Train Your Brain on June 15, we continued to work on putting you in the driver’s seat of your life. We acknowledged that taking control begins with knowing where you’re at now. The following True or False questions from Randy Kulman’s book, Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions, provide an opportunity to take a look at your current habits. T / F     I often find it hard to set long term goals for myself. T […]

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JANUARY – Train Your Brain #1


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Another 4 days gone and counting! Last Thursday, we held the first of 12 monthly Train Your Brain sessions in Nexen’s Discovery Theatre (replay link below). I began the conversation wishing everyone a Happy New Year and reminding you that you now had 346 days to make this year count. Today marks 341. Have you used each day to take practical steps toward your goals? Training the mind is like training the body. You need a plan done consistently to drive change. I suggested […]

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Week #3 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 24 – OCTOBER 30 Week #3 has arrived. The first two weeks you worked on some positive eating habits. Now we turn your attention to technology. Here’s your challenge: Week #3 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1150 cal Goin’ for Seconds : 1550 cal Week #3 Wellness Challenge: No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed Read the Article (below) Avoid using electronics with displays 2 hours before bed (i.e. TVs, computers, iPads / tablets, cell phones, e-readers) Record 1 point on your challenge tracking […]

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Week #1 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 11 – OCTOBER 16 Gobble! Gobble! It’s Turkey time again. The Turkey to Turkey Challenge is back with a twist. This year, in addition, to completing daily wellness challenges, you will complete physical activity equivalent to burning a Turkey dinner. We have two challenge levels: Single Serving and Goin’ for SecondsNot registered for the challenge? No worries. Request your official tracking sheet and calorie burn chart. Then follow along on the blog. This 7-week fitness and lifestyle challenge will make a difference […]

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Spring Cleaning for Body & Mind


Why not take a more holistic approach to spring cleaning in 2014? Cleaning out the closet and cleaning the windows are two of our traditional spring cleaning activities, but our body and mind would benefit from some attention too! For the Body The essential process of generating energy is dependent on the health of our digestive system. Healers from various disciplines throughout history have pointed out the important connection between good health and proper digestion and elimination. Good Digestion . […]

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