THE MOST POWERFUL TRANSFORMATIONAL TOOL YOU’RE NOT USING

THE MOST POWERFUL TRANSFORMATIONAL TOOL YOU’RE NOT USING

All elite athletes do it.

Successful business people do it.

Rappers are always doing it.

Because it works.

I'm talking about the powerfully effective use of positive self-affirmation.

If you are a cynic or skeptic, recent neurological research and studies of affirmations should be enough to convince you of their powerfully transformational abilities.

Read on to learn about the neurobiology of how affirmations work, how to use them, plus a free worksheet to create powerful affirmations customized for your goals.

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Celebrating TRIUMPH: My Birthday Trip to Bali

Celebrating TRIUMPH: My Birthday Trip to Bali

For my twenty-ninth birthday, I treated myself to a solo trip to the Indonesian paradise island of Bali. 

But this trip to Bali was not just a tropical beach vacation. It was my glorious triumph over a lifetime of hopelessness and pain. We all give meaning to the events in our lives, and this was a very deliberate representation of my victory over self-hate, misery, and demoralization.

I fought for years and I finally won. And that is worth celebrating.

So that's exactly what I did. 

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10 Badass Motivational Images for Fighting Depression with Exercise

10 Badass Motivational Images for Fighting Depression with Exercise

Motivation that creates lasting change comes from a desire to better yourself for yourself and only works when combined with determination and habit.

But sometimes, all you really need is some immediate motivation that triggers something within you and gets your adrenaline surging.

Tapping into your struggles as a motivating force can be very powerful, and my favorite ten images will get YOU into the spirit to fight back against whatever adversity you're faced with. 

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It's Been FIVE YEARS Since I QUIT SMOKING! Here's How I Did It

It's Been FIVE YEARS Since I QUIT SMOKING! Here's How I Did It

I'm thrilled to celebrate being FIVE YEARS SMOKE FREE! 

Can you believe that I used to smoke? A lot?

I used to smoke so much that I thought it was an actual characteristic of my personality.

Read more to find out how I quit cold turkey without any cravings or temptation, and why I'm more badass now than I could have ever been as a smoker.

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4 Weird Ideas that Will Make Exercise More Enjoyable

4 Weird Ideas that Will Make Exercise More Enjoyable

It is my purpose and my passion to help people conquer their demons through physical and mental health and fitness. 

Exercise is an essential, PROVEN treatment of depression and anxiety. For those without depression, it is necessary for a fully and happy life. 

But what if you hate exercise? Then it's time to reconceptualize your thoughts on exercise. Keep reading for some highly unconventional ways to exercise AND enjoy yourself at the same time!

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My Struggle with the Effects of Bulimia

My Struggle with the Effects of Bulimia

I’m currently dealing with some health consequences from the effects of my bulimia. And it’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Ugh.

I don’t really want to talk about my present situation.

But I think National Eating Disorder Awareness week is the perfect reason to talk about it. It lets others who are dealing with an eating disorder know that they are not alone. It proves to them that there is no reason to hide their story in shame. Because through struggle, we find strength.

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How to Hack Your Brain into Making Exercise Your Habit

How to Hack Your Brain into Making Exercise Your Habit

Habits are extremely powerful. Ask anyone who has tried to stop biting their nails or stop smoking (turns out that it's much easier to overcome the nicotine addiction than to kick the habit of cigarette smoking). They'll tell you how powerful habits are.

The brain looooves forming habits. And they are extremely hard to ignore. This power can be used for good!

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The ONLY Way to Get a Body You Love

The ONLY Way to Get a Body You Love

When I was out of shape and heavier than my ideal weight, I assumed that when I got into shape, I’d feel incredible about my body. When I looked at pictures of women with fantastic, fit bodies, I thought they must always feel self-confident and love their body....

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Do Not Waste Any More Life NOT Treating Your Depression

Do Not Waste Any More Life NOT Treating Your Depression

DO NOT waste any more of your life NOT treating your depression! One researcher validates what both my own research and my personal experience has already proven to me: Exercise and nutrition is absolutely essential for conquering depression! 

I strongly believe that every single person owes it to themselves to be informed of the mountain of clear evidence about depression treatment. Watching this video is one of the easiest ways to do that. In one video, an experienced research scientist describes six factors that are PROVEN to fight depression.

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How to Set and DOMINATE Your Goals This Year

How to Set and DOMINATE Your Goals This Year

Happy New Year! This is the time for fresh new beginnings and for looking ahead with vision, focus, and hope. It is a perfect time to set new goals for the year ahead. 

We’re not talking about resolutions. We’re talking about goals. Resolutions usually fizzle and die in January, but goals are the difference between achievement and stagnation. They are the difference between victory and failure. You simply will not get where you want to go without goal-setting. 

Use this comprehensive, evidence-based guide to achieve tremendous success in the coming year and arrive triumphant at the destination of your dreams. 

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My Celebration of This Year and Goals for the Next One

My Celebration of This Year and Goals for the Next One

The new year is a time to celebrate! And it's a time to reset and begin anew with focus, fervor, and hope. It's the perfect time to set exciting goals for the coming year. In this spirit, I've written a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to goal-setting, which you can read here

As part of this process, I reviewed the growth, successes, and adventures I've had this past year. It was a huge year of growth and major life changes. I amazed by how much I did in 2015!

Looking back on my year, I feel so proud, and I want to CELEBRATE and share this amazing year!

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5 Surprising Depression Hacks

5 Surprising Depression Hacks

Depression is a complex disorder with many root causes, so the more angles you can attack it from, the better. Depression doesn’t have to control you. Use these scientifically-proven hacks to elevate your mood.

(Good news: These boost your mood even if you don't suffer from depression!)

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9 Foods I Can't Live Without

9 Foods I Can't Live Without

I've made it my mission to live the healthiest life possible so that not only my body, but my brain and soulwhich live IN my body!can thrive. There are foods that have proven to be so powerfully vitalizing over the years that I crave them.

The foods I crave. The foods that give me life. The foods I can't go a day without. 

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