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Review of the Beurer Stress Releazer

Review of the Beurer Stress Releazer

Are you wondering what’s the best technology to help you de-stress after a busy day? In this article I’ll be…
Heartmath conversation with Gavin Andrews

Heartmath conversation with Gavin Andrews

Welcome to this transcription of my excellent conversation with Gavin Andrews, MD of Heartmath UK & Ireland
Should you spend money on things or experiences?

Should you spend money on things or experiences?

According to a new research from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the research…
Hacking your brain with light: 60 days with Niraxx

Hacking your brain with light: 60 days with Niraxx

Two months ago I posted my initial thoughts on the Niraxx Smart Headband, which I’ve been using daily for the…
Hacking Anxiety with Sound - Interview with Stefan Chmelik of Sensate

Hacking Anxiety with Sound - Interview with Stefan Chmelik of Sensate

Recently I was lucky to be able to interview Stefan Chmelik, founder of BioSelf Technology and inventor of the Pebble…
Anxiety and depression shrink the brain and reduce learning capacity

Anxiety and depression shrink the brain and reduce learning capacity

Researchers have found depression is linked to areas of the brain shrinking in size but when depression is paired with…
Heartmath FAQs - What is heart coherence?

Heartmath FAQs - What is heart coherence?

Have you heard about Heartmath and you’re wondering what Heart Coherence is all about, and why it is supposed to…
Kintsugi your life

Kintsugi your life

Are there parts of your life, your past, that still bother you and that you sense may be holding you…
Perfectionism: Making best use of a superpower

Perfectionism: Making best use of a superpower

Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can motivate you to perform at a high level and deliver…
Anxiety: Deep Breathing isn't always the answer!

Anxiety: Deep Breathing isn't always the answer!

So you’ve been stressing out about something, and some article or guru is telling you that a few deep breaths…
Niraxx Brain Pacer - First Impressions

Niraxx Brain Pacer - First Impressions

Did you know that there’s a headband that can improve your focus, reduce your stress and help you sleep better?…
Interoception - the pathway to wellbeing

Interoception - the pathway to wellbeing

I recently had a fairly intense discussion with a guy at a conference who argued that my focus on teaching…
30 Days withe the Sensate Pebble

30 Days withe the Sensate Pebble

Have you been reading reviews of the new SENSATE Pebble 2 and are wondering whether it can really help you…
Entrepreneurial Resilience in Crisis

Entrepreneurial Resilience in Crisis

Are you feeling uncomfortable about what the world is going to look like over the next few days, months or…
Entrepreneurial Resilience in Uncertain Times

Entrepreneurial Resilience in Uncertain Times

Are you feeling uncomfortable about what the world is going to look like over the next few days, months or…
Resilience in 60 seconds

Resilience in 60 seconds

Are you ready to learn how to be resilient in just sixty seconds? Here goes. Resilience is your capacity to…
How to build stress resilient teams

How to build stress resilient teams

Stress is rampant in modern life. Work stress, life stress, relationship stress, environmental stress and social stress. Whatever the stress…
Sensate Pebble vs Neuvana Xen: Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Sensate Pebble vs Neuvana Xen: Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Are you looking for technology that can help you manage stress and anxiety for you? Well the latest developments in…
You see the world through how you feel

You see the world through how you feel

In 60 seconds, this video illustrates one of the key principles of neurobiology – our emotions dramatically affect how we…
Hack Mental Performance with Heartmath

Hack Mental Performance with Heartmath

Would you like to know a simple mental performance hack to make yourself think more clearly or up your problem…
Why you react badly in situations

Why you react badly in situations

Ever wondered why you react the way you do in certain situations or with particular people? In this video you…
Would you rather sit still or be electrocuted?

Would you rather sit still or be electrocuted?

In a 2014 study, participants were given a choice between sitting in silence with their own thoughts for 15 minutes…
7 biohacks for Stress and Anxiety Relief

7 biohacks for Stress and Anxiety Relief

You can’t go far without hearing the word “hacking” in today’s world. You’ve heard of computer hacking. You’ve heard of…
Sensate Pebble II First Impressions Review

Sensate Pebble II First Impressions Review

Are you looking for a quick way to destress and improve your ability to handle life’s challenges? Well the newly…
Why Elon Musk says stupid things

Why Elon Musk says stupid things

Elon Musk is no stranger to controversy. His tweets can be, to put it mildly, unusual. But why does a…
Neuvana Xen, Oura Rings and Food Intolerance

Neuvana Xen, Oura Rings and Food Intolerance

Every once in a while I get a great question about resilience, technology or coaching. Here is one such example…
Premeditatio Malorum - Prepare for the worst

Premeditatio Malorum - Prepare for the worst

The lesson to be learnt from the Stoics on adversity comes from Epictetus, who said that we can’t control what…
Coronavirus and the "new normal"

Coronavirus and the "new normal"

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” Viktor Frankl. As the…
COVID-19 and living in uncertain times

COVID-19 and living in uncertain times

What is happening?! you might find yourself asking. This is terrifying, are things breaking down? Maybe. But it’s helpful to…
What is pressure?

What is pressure?

Other people can’t put pressure on you unless they are actually standing on your shoulders. In this article we examine…