Want to Change Your Life? Challenge Your Thoughts (Part II)

Part II of a II Part Series Last week we learned that stress is perception and that Toxic Thoughts pollute our thinking and create mental sabotage. In the end, our mind is our greatest asset or our worst liability. This week we’re going to talk about Reframing: Reconstructing our thoughts and changing the way we view situations. In other words, changing our mental mindset. A Recap of Reframing Reframing is like rearranging the furniture in our home or painting our walls a different color. It’s the same furniture in the same room, but somehow it looks completely different when we change the layout. Reframing is similar to putting our favorite photo in a different frame. It’s the same p

Want to Change Your Life? Challenge Your Thoughts (Part I)

“Everything can be taken away from man but one thing—the last human freedom, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~Viktor Frankl One of the greatest ironies that I’ve personally experienced in my life, but one that proved to be life changing and transformative is that I was hired to teach a university course in Stress Management when the stress in my life was at an all time peak. Teaching any topic gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the content, and to know and understand it’s true purpose and live by its principles. Teaching Stress Management gave me that opportunity and more. I didn’t just learn to better manage my stress, I learned that my mind is th

Four Fitness Myths Busted

When it comes to exercise and proper nutrition there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. After all, living a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of time and dedication and we all want to know if there’s a better way. But in reality there are no short cuts, and if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Below are four common myths, and some facts to set the story straight. Myth #1: If you stop lifting weights your muscles will turn to fat. Fact: Fat and muscle are two different types of tissue and cannot convert to one another. When not in use, muscles atrophy, or decrease in size, but they don’t turn to fat. If you stop exercising and lifting weights, but you continue to consume the sa

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