6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

Psychological effects

I found this to be an interesting article from the practical applications perspective. It is always valuable to understand more of the science behind our own “computer” (brain). I enjoyed this article, and as I reflect on it, I think of these 6 effects as:

  • Relateability
  • Vision and dream building
  • Simplicity
  • Planning
  • Don’t worry about what other’s think of you, it’ none of your business….
  • Perspective

6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick



Cucumber – tips and tricks!

Saw this great post on FB this morning and looked at the source article from Conscious Life News. There are so many uses…

Just had to share it, as we use cucumber, lemons, berries etc. in a water diffuser for our drinks. Great flavour and a very healthy solution!


1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2.For a pick me up in the afternoon… Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. Slice some and put in your water bottle.

3. If you rub a cucumber slice along your bathroom mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long | Entrepreneur.com

Being productive, well organized, and structured in your activity are keys to success in business. Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or CEO of a corporation – these three principles will reflect well on your character, integrity and trustworthiness.

The following article provides some simple steps, but very effective tools for productivity. If you are looking for help in this area or perhaps are new to being an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!


5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

GOAL: Health Transformation

After photos - May-2-13 - public

Today marked the end of my recent 10-day challenge – a simple transformation of my nutrition, health and wellness!  I’m excited, filled with energy and on my path forward to get back into the shape that I was accustomed to throughout my life.

I took a year off sports and I never thought I’d be impacted the way I was (with respect to my weight and shape!). I have been fortunate my entire life to have enjoyed a fabulous metabolism, fitness, activity and all-around health. It became apparent however, that I needed to set a goal to get back on track (jeans becoming too tight, energy way down – you know the drill…).  My 10-day challenge was made up of:

  • nutrient-dense superfoods
  • slow-burning carbs
  • highly-digestible protein
  • (all natural, all vegan)

It really wasn’t very tough at all.  Simply re-shaping my food to the above items (shakes and tablets essentially).  It has been a fabulous experience and now I’m on the path to changing my nutrition, paying attention to what the body really needs, and implementing a regular work-out routine.

Today is a different story:

  • you can see the results in the image above (13 lbs lighter, 8.5″ off my waist, hips and chest)
  • my energy level is great, I feel 20 years younger!
  • gone are the “snoozies” or slow-downs late in the afternoon
  • and best of all – I just feel great!

I know I don’t write too often about personal matters here in this blog, but since it was the fulfillment of a goal, I wanted to share the experience as I know I have many friends and followers who may want to know that it is possible and there are simple solutions out there for every challenge that comes our way.