Don’t just manage your stress: master it.

“One day, when I am not so stressed, I will start cooking healthier meals.” “One day, when I am not so busy, I will find time to go to the gym.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. At Mbody, we’ve worked with several clients, helping them develop the athletic health & fitness they need toContinue reading “Don’t just manage your stress: master it.”

Relax: Preventing Burnout and Managing Fatigue

So, you’ve learned to foster a positive stress mindset and to not rely on control strategies & avoidance techniques to cope with your stress. So what’s the point of “relaxation” and “stress reduction” techniques? Imagine having total energy and vitality. What could you do? How would you act? Having the physical and mental energy andContinue reading “Relax: Preventing Burnout and Managing Fatigue”

Don’t let stress & busyness stop you from reaching your goals. Do this instead.

Imagine this: You are super excited and motivated to get started on your New Year’s resolution of getting stronger and putting on some muscle. You know that doing this will help you better be able to perform your work, as well as be able to enjoy more of the recreational activities that you love toContinue reading “Don’t let stress & busyness stop you from reaching your goals. Do this instead.”

Stop struggling in life: learn to practice mindful acceptance and commitment.

We all want to be happy. After all, if we are happy, we will likely be healthy. And when we are healthy, we are more productive and we are able to do more of the things we love. In order to create this happiness, we often try to make it happen. If we have uncomfortableContinue reading “Stop struggling in life: learn to practice mindful acceptance and commitment.”

Your Stress Mindset: stop being a slave to your stress.

Your stress mindset refers to your current thoughts and beliefs about stress. Is it bad for you? Does it make you freeze? Is it something we should try to minimize? Or is it something that can help us out in tough situations? Our stress mindset will determine our relationship to it. In other words, itContinue reading “Your Stress Mindset: stop being a slave to your stress.”

Can Anxiety Be Good For Your Health?

Anxiety, by definition, is “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Those are all considered rather negative effects. Human beings like to feel safe and secure. We don’t like to feel tension or worry. We might feel anxiety if we are facing a problem at work,Continue reading “Can Anxiety Be Good For Your Health?”

Let’s Build a Ship

The seas of personal training can be treacherous. The winds of exercise and diet fads blow fiercely. Instead of being at the mercy of the wind…why not harness the power of controlling your own ship? Are you ready to build your own ship? Most programs tell you which tactics to follow to reach a short-termContinue reading “Let’s Build a Ship”

The Inner Teacher

In ancient Greek philosophy, Socrates believed that at the core of each individual is what is described as the inner teacher, which was believed to be an all-knowing and all-understanding element. Socrates further taught that individuals could learn to harness the wisdom of the inner teacher. Socrates recognized that perceptions and understanding are transitory andContinue reading “The Inner Teacher”

Navigating the Ebb and Flow of motivation

We often think that, once we realize something is important to us, our motivation will remain constant and even grow over time. Sorry to be the breaker of bad news, but it doesn’t always work like that. In truth, our motivation will wax and wane for periods of time (sometimes even multiple times in theContinue reading “Navigating the Ebb and Flow of motivation”

Your spiritual framework: our core motivators

Interestingly enough, a simple Google search of the definition of the word “motivation” results in two definitions: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way the general desire or willingness of someone to do something Both of these definitions involve something deeper than just willpower. Rather, it forces usContinue reading “Your spiritual framework: our core motivators”