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6 Tips On How to Enhance Vital Energy

“6 Tips On How to Enhance Vital Energy” written by Bren Koger.

“Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.”

―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker

Life force, Vital energy or midi-chlorians no matter what the term you use it’s something we all need to sustain life.

It’s the source energy that courses through us. We can pinch it off temporarily with negative emotions but we are never without it.

The degree to which we have this life force is the degree to which we can live a more powerful and loving life.

My Tips for Enhancing Vital Energy

Here are my tips for enhancing vital energy:

Meditation

We live in a fast-paced demanding world and stressed of life can be overwhelming. Reserving a little bit of time every day to tune into ourselves will release the noise and the chatter, the thoughts and the worries so that the vital energy can flow.

Eat non-processed foods that are high in nutrients

Choose a variety of different colors of whole foods throughout the day. Choose all of the colors of the rainbow and but them in a salad. These are nature’s vitamins and filled with the light of the sun.

Deep Breaching

Take 10 deep cleansing breaths throughout the day. This will detoxify and release tension. We tend to breath shallow without realizing it and over time this can rob us of vital energy. It’s a good practice to think about at a stop light. At every stop light take 10 deep breaths.

Find a way to laugh

If you need to watch a you tube video of your favorite comedian or read a funny book. Laughter has powerful healing qualities.

Bless everyone game.

This is something I learned from a resident at a nursing home where I worked as a nurse. She would wheel down the hall pointing at people and say “Bless YOU’ and then pick another person point at them and say Bless YOU.”  She was filled with energy for her age. You don’t need to say this out loud in a public place but can say it in the grocery store under your breath or in your car.

Move your body.

There is power in physical exercise. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This in turn, supplies you with more energy.

Do what you love to do.

When you are passionate about your work you are naturally in a zone. Time falls away. You are tapping into vital force energy. Love yourself enough to do what you love every day.

Take responsibility for your own thoughts.

Generate thoughts of love, peace and happiness to all people and circumstances you face daily.

Connect with your heart.  

Try our heart breathing exercise to relieve stress and enhance heart energy.

Final Thoughts on Enhancing Vital Energy

Let me know what you do to enhance your life energy. I WOULD LOVE TO hear your ideas.

Please comment below.

Love and Light,
Bren

 

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How to Have the Best Tinder Profile Picture

“How to Have the Best Tinder Profile Picture” written by Bren Koger.

Are you using Tinder but not a lot of people are right swiping you?

First impressions are key.  It’s quite possible that your Tinder profile picture may not be serving you well.

That’s why I’d like to talk about how to have the best Tinder profile picture to get better results.

How to Have the Best Tinder Profile Picture

We spent three weeks touring China recently with our family and some of my daughter-in-laws friends who happened to be single and were in Shanghai for the majority of their stay used the Tinder app to meet some new friends there.

What Is Tinder?

For those of you who may not be familiar with Tinder, it’s a location-based dating app that was among the first “swiping apps”, where the user uses a swiping motion to choose between the photos of other users: swiping right if you like the person and swiping left on a photo to move on to the next one. It can be a great way to meet people who are in your general vicinity.

Tinder Profile Pictures

I had a chance to look through a few of the profile pictures as they were swiping either left or right and was interested to see the variety of pictures that people were posting.

Profile pictures on ANY social media are important but especially on a dating site like tinder because you are basing a lot of your initial impression on the picture of the person.

Tinder Profile Picture Tips

Which leads me to my list of Do’s and Don’t for your social media profile picture.

Actually post a picture. There is a really high percentage of people who STILL don’t post a profile picture on their social media or dating sites. On Tinder, it was at least 10-20%. This is the kiss of death. People want to see who you are. Please post at least one picture and three quality pictures would be even better.

How to Have the Best Tinder Profile Picture

Don’t take a picture with a beautiful girl next to you. If you’re in your 40-50’s I get it, it’s probably your daughter. Just don’t do it. It confuses the viewer and if you absolutely have to have your kids in your picture make sure you are smiling and we can see your face.

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Make sure we can see your face. In this picture, we have no idea what this guy looks like. At least, he is showing us what he enjoys doing but this is almost as bad as having no picture at all.

How to Have the Best Tinder

Focus.  Do take some time to post a decent in-focus picture where you are actually looking at the camera. Eye contact is important and it just show us you took the time and effort. Chances are you will also take some time and effort on a date and in a relationship.

How to Have the Best Tinder

Do smile. And show your eyes. No sunglasses

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Look confident.  You don’t have to be extremely handsome or pretty, a nice, genuine confident smile can go a long way.

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Put your best foot forward.  Don’t post goofy pictures of fish or make it look like you’re drunk. This is not the time or place to be goofy or irresponsible looking. You might attract a few people but not the kind of quality person you are looking for.

How to Have the Best Tinder

I hope this helps and doesn’t make you too stressed or overly concerned about taking the perfect picture.

Just take some time, relax, smile, make sure we can see your amazing face and you will have the results you are looking for.

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How Negative Thoughts Affect Your Health

“How Negative Thoughts Affect Your Health” written by Bren Koger.

How Negative Thoughts Affect Your Health

As a massage therapist, you get to know your clients and their bodies pretty well and I can think of two times in my career where one of my massage therapy clients suffered from diseases that had an onset right after an emotional crisis in their lives.

Is this a coincidence?

I don’t think so. Every thought and corresponding emotion starts a chain reaction of chemicals and hormone coursing through our body. Positive thoughts like appreciation and love lead to healthy hormones and chemical and higher immunity. Negative thoughts like anger resentment and guilt cause a chemical reaction in the body that cause a breakdown in immunity.

One of the clients went through a very bitter divorce.  Her husband left her for another woman. It was all she could think about or talk about and the other client who developed arthritis went through the death of her daughter and profound grief. I have seen family members suffer from eczema from stress. etc

Louise Hay

In Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Yourself” she says that for every single symptom we have from abdominal cramps (Fear) to warts (Little expressions of hate) and everything in-between there is a specific emotional cause.

Here are a few examples of the causes of symptoms

  • An imbalance between your rational mind and your emotions will cause digestive upset, constipation, diarrhea or digestive disorders. That’s because your mental ‘digestion’ or assimilation process is mirrored by your body’s physical assimilation process
  • Resentment and bitterness are like acid. They cause inflammation and pain. Stubborn, inflexible resentment goes to the knees and joints–the parts of your body that are designed to be open and flexible
  • Arthritis is bottled-up hurt
  • Cancer is a deep secret, hatred, guilt, or grief ‘eating away’ at you.
  • Back pain reveals feeling a lack of support. Lumbar back pain points to lack of financial support. Thoracic back pain shows no emotional support or love. Middle back pain is carrying the weight of the past

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Examples of Ailments Attributed to Emotions By Louise Hay

Anemia: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Not feeling good enough.

Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.

Arthritic Fingers: A desire to punish. Blame. Feeling victimized.

Arthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment. – Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment. Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon.

Asthma: Smother love. Inability to breathe for one’s self. Feeling stifled. Suppressed crying.

Back Issues: Represents the support of life. Back Problems: – Rounded shoulders: Carrying the burdens of life. Helpless and hopeless. – Lower Back Pain: Fear of money or lack of financial support. – Mid-

Back Pain: Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there. “Get off my back!” – Upper Back Pain: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. – Back Curvature: The inability to flow with the support of life. Fear and trying to hold on to old ideas. Not trusting life. Lack of integrity. No courage of convictions.

Bad Breath: Anger and revenge thoughts. Experiences backing up.

Balance, Loss of: Scattered thinking. Not centered.

Baldness: Fear. Tension. Trying to control everything.

Bedwetting: Fear of parent, usually the father.

Neuro-Peptides

Every emotion you have sends a signal and travels along your neural pathways and triggers a release of chemical proteins called neuro-peptides (NPs). Each emotion has its own individual frequency.

These tiny chemical proteins communicate chemical messages throughout your body, creating physiological responses. Adrenalin, hormones, oxytoxin, endorphins–these are all examples of NPs.

For instance, happiness, joy, laughter, cause the release of natural opiates called endorphins and norepinephrine. These powerful opiates make you feel good. They boost your immune system, relax muscles, elevate your mood, and dampen pain

Adrenalin and cortisol release when you feel fear, anxiety or stress. They cause your heart to beat faster, and blood vessels to dilate, making your skin flush. Rapid, shallow breathing ensues. Muscles tighten, especially around the stomach and shoulder area

Thought Awareness

When ever you have a thought your awareness of it and how it is impacting your body physically is the first step.

Negative emotions are literally eating away at your immune system through these chemical processes.
I love this story about A teacher who asked her students to each bring to school a sack of potatoes. For every painful experience they could recall, and for every person they could not forgive in their life, each student had to choose a potato and then carve into it the name of the incident and the date of the occurance

Like A Sack Of Potatoes

For an entire month the students were required to carry around their personalized sack of potatoes at all times. It lay beside their bed at night, sat with them at lunch and on the bus, and while they were with friends

The hassle of lugging around this load soon made it profoundly clear what a weight they were carrying around emotionally. The people whose names were inscribed on the potatoes were not affected by the heavy burden.

Is that the price you want to pay to hold onto people, situations and emotions that are weighing you down with a physical burden. The students began to see forgiveness and letting go as a gift to themselves, rather than a gift to others.

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die.

What can you do to stop this destructive process?

The first step is awareness of the impact on your body.

Stop numbing yourself with drugs and alcohol

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Exercise. Move your body even if you don’t feel like it. Walk or do light yoga.

Finally, smile more. It will fool your body into emitting positive chemicals

Final Word on How Negative Thoughts Affect Your Health

Ask for help to overcome. Surround yourself with loving caring friends and family and a support system.

 

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Managing Stress and Anxiety Using Heart Breathing

“Managing Stress and Anxiety Using Heart Breathing” written by Bren Koger.

“When the heart gets into prayer,
every beat of the heart creates a miracle.” Yogi Bhajan

Looking for Ways of Managing Stress and Anxiety?

Are you struggling with managing stress and anxiety in your life?

We are living in a fast-paced world of change today and there are all kinds of stressors that can bind us and block us. Even the good changes like a new relationship or a much-anticipated move  can cause “good stress.” The ability to adapt in these times of change is critical to our health and happiness.

In small doses stress has it’s advantages. For instance, who doesn’t love the energy high of starting a new project or new relationship. It can give you the energy to help motivate you to reach your goals.

However, the stressors that are chronic and cause negative emotions can over time break us down and lead to premature death.

It can be worries about money or health or you may have guilt or shame about your past. Anything that causes negative emotions like frustration, anger or worry.

Stress Triggers

One of the reason this is so damaging is that this kind of stress triggers a fight-or-flight response. Your body is continually getting flooded with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol.
Over time, this can weaken your immune system cause disease and early.

It causes high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. In particular, too much epinephrine can be harmful to your heart.

It prevents us from thinking clearly and tapping into our ability to problem solve and make decisions easily.

It’s no coincidence that in todays society the leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease

What is of one of your stressors now?

Is there one that comes to mind?

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A Technique for Managing Stress and Anxiety

I would like to share with you a simple heart breathing exercise that can help.

We learned this life-changing technique at a Gregg Braden event in Sedona Arizona.

You can use it anytime anywhere throughout the day when you start to feel overwhelmed.

It’s called “Heart Breathing”.

It’s best if you can do this in a quiet comfortable setting, but it’s not necessary.

If you feel stressed in traffic or in line at the grocery store you can practice this exercise to get the healing benefits.

1. Heart Focus: Focus your attention on the area around your heart.

Managing Stress and Anxiety Using Heart Breathing

The heart is located to the left of the breastbone (sternum) and between the lungs. You can focus on that general area in the center of your chest.

Breathe a little deeper than normal, in for 5 or 6 seconds and out 5 or 6 seconds. You may find that placing your hand over your heart helps you maintain your focus there, but is it is not necessary.

You can either use your palm over your heart or place your thumbs against your chest with your hands in a prayer position. Whatever feels the most comfortable.

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2. Heart Breathing: Now imagine while breathing that you’re doing it through your heart.

Picture yourself slowly breathing in and slowly breathing out through your heart area. The breaths should be long and slow, 5 seconds in and 5 seconds out. Both visualize and feel as though your breath is being exhaled from your heart.

When you do this, you are actually pouring energy out from your amazing heart chakra!

If a stressful situation comes to mind notice if it makes you feel tight or contracted and then feel yourself directing this pure heart energy out to your stressor.

Now imagine holding someone or a pet that you care for in a warm embrace. Or if you prefer to think of something you appreciate or are grateful for; Feel the care and compassion you feel for what you are focusing on. Continue to breath through your heart space for a few more breaths feeling the positive emotions flood your body.

Maintaining your focus and breathing through the heart area leads you naturally into a state of ease. When you’re ready to proceed with the rest of your day, you’ll do so with more energy and resilience for future challenges

The scientific term for this simple and quick tool is psychophysiological coherence: Ever heard of it?

Keep reading.

Physiological Coherence

“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” according to HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty. “When the physiological coherence mode is driven by a positive emotional state, we call it psychophysiological coherence.”

Here are just a few more of the benefits of practicing this simple healing technique on a regular basis:

  • Relaxs and calm you
  • Regulate the body’s pH (acid/alkalinity), which affects your ability to handle a stressful situation
  • Stimulate the production of good chemicals (endorphins) in the brain
  • Give clarity, cool-headedness, and positivity
  • Aid in releasing blockages in meridian energy flow
  • Activate and cleanse nerve channels
  • Aid in speeding up healing, emotional and physical
  • Aid in breaking subconscious undesirable habit patterns and addictions
  • Reduce insecurity and fear
  • Restores your aura and affects all of the auras around you

Heart Breathing is a Way of Managing Stress and Anxiety

If you want to feel more at peace, uplifted and alive practiced this type of heart breathing as many times as possible throughout the day.

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Your heart thanks you!

 

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How to Live Longer and Healthier

“How to Live Longer and Healthier” written by Bren Koger.

Have you ever heard that people in biblical times lived to be 900+ years old?

Methuselah in the book of Genesis, for instance, is said to have lived to be 969 and Adam the first human according to the bible lived to be 930 years old.

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I’ve always wondered are these real numbers or a myth?

Today we don’t have anyone living even close to 9 decades, but there are people living to be well over 100. Some of the oldest people on earth are 116-117 years old.

Luang Phu Supha a Buddhist monk claims to be celebrating his 115th birthday today at a temple in Phuket, Thailand.

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Jeanne Calment from France was 122 when she died in 1997.

So What Sets Them Apart?

Have you ever heard the term “The First Hundred Years are the hardest?”

I think if we plan to live even close to the oldest people on earth, once we can get past the first hundred years it gets easier from there. Because in the first 100 years we are trying to come to terms with so much loss and change. This is where the right mindset and a positive mental attitude are so important.

Some things are out of our control,, but here are 5 things you CAN do to increase your chances of living a long and healthy life

1) Instead of TV or the news, read or listen to something positive or uplifting every day for at least 30 minutes.

2) Live With Others – Having the ability to continue to have connections and companionship; to feel needed and cared for was one of the common denominators in the majority of the oldest citizens.

3) Don’t smoke – Of the more than 2.4 million deaths in the USA annually, over 480,000 are caused by smoking!

4) Eat Fruits and Veggies- Extensive studies have shown that the more vegetables and fruits we eat the lower the risk of all-causes of mortality.

5) Push your plate away. -Restricting caloric intake seems to work by lowering metabolic rate, reducing the frequency of age-related diseases by reducing the amount of “free radicals” produced naturally by our bodies.  In a 2008 study at Louis University, they found that limiting calories also lowers the production of T3, a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism—and speeds up the aging process.

6) Get Moving- Research has also linked walking to longevity; people who walk more and at a faster gait are more likely to live longer than those who do not walk as fast, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. A 2008 study found that regular high-intensity exercise (such as running) can add up to four years to your life.

If we develop mechanisms for coping with change in out first 100 years, we are less likely to smoke, drink, or overeat and more likely to have great connections with people.
A positive attitude really is fundamental to keeping well.

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The Science of How to Live Longer

“The Science of How to Live Longer” written by Bren Koger.

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How long do you want to live? 100 years? 110? With the latest research on telomeres, It just might be possible.

You might be asking what the heck is a telomere and how do I get one?

What Is a Telomere

It’s something you already have and you might want to learn more about them if you want to live a long life.

Because research has shown telomeres hold the secret to why we age.

Inside the cells of our bodies, our genes are arranged along chromosomes and at the tips of these chromosomes are something called telomeres.

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Telomeres are like the plastic tips on shoelaces because they keep chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other which causes the cell to die

Each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell can no longer divide; it becomes inactive and it dies.

This shortening process is associated with aging.

How To Live Longer By Slowing The Process

The good news is we can slow down the telomere shortening process.

1) Reduce Oxidative Stress. Oxidative stress is caused by inflammation, infection, and consumption of alcohol and cigarettes among other things. We can’t always prevent an infection or inflammation, but some of these things we can control.

It’s something we’ve all heard before. Drink in moderation. That means less than a glass of alcohol per day. If you choose to smoke just know that it has the potential to shorten your life.

2) Reduce Glycation. Glycation is a fancy term for when glucose, the main sugar we use as energy, binds to some of our DNA, proteins, and lipids, leaving them unable to do their jobs. This is why restricting calorie intake extends your lifespan.

Eating foods like fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants is a great way to keep those telomeres long and healthy. Foods such as tuna, salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, kiwi, black raspberries, green tea, broccoli, sprouts, red grapes, tomatoes, and other vitamin C-rich and E-rich foods are a good source of antioxidants.

3) Get exercise. Even a small amount of exercise on a daily basis contributes to longevity.

4) Reduce Stress.  Chronic stress erodes the telomeres. A way to reduce stress is to meditate and optimize hear-brain coherence on a daily basis.

This is something we learned at The Gregg Braden event in Sedona Arizona.

It is a powerful way to remind yourself to reduce stress levels on a daily basis.

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“Telomeres shorten with age the Rate of telomere shortening is, therefore, critical to an individual’s health and pace of aging. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a lack of physical activity, obesity,an unhealthy diet and stress increase   the rate of telomere shortening.”

To preserve telomeres and reduce cancer risk and pace of aging, use the Heartmath heart-brain coherence exercise, eat less; include antioxidants, fiber, soy protein and healthy fats (derived from avocados, fish, and nuts) in our diet; and stay lean, active, healthy, and stress-free through regular exercise and meditation.

Your telomeres thank you.

 

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My Breakfast Salad

“My Breakfast Salad” written by Bren Koger.

I make this everyday. It gives me amazing energy.

Breakfast Salad

Raw vegetables cut into large chunks

I prefer spinach, carrots, lightly steamed broccoli or brussel sprouts, beets, kale, celery, cucumber, and parsley. It can be anything you like really.

Avacado I just scoop out about a tablespoon or two.

Mung bean sprouts You can get these at whole foods in the bulk section. Just soak for a few hours and then rinse every day until they sprout.

Breakfast Salad

Black beans I prefer the dried beans. They are really easy to cook and are less mushy, salty and more nutritious than the canned. I make enough to last a few days. I use about 1/4 cup at a time.

Ginger root I usually use about a dime size chunk, but that might be too much for some.

Lemon juice I just squeeze about a tablespoon or two of the juice from a fresh lemon.

Cayenne pepper  Just a sprinkle across the top

Braggs Liguid Aminos– This stuff is like liquid gold. It’s healthy and adds a great flavor to anything. You can start with about 1/2 teaspoon and add more to your preference.

 

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Just put everything in a small food processor and pulse a few times until everything is pea sized and enjoy.

 

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My Breakfast Salad

“My Breakfast Salad” written by Bren Koger.

I make this everyday. It gives me amazing energy.

Breakfast Salad

Raw vegetables cut into large chunks

I prefer spinach, carrots, lightly steamed broccoli or brussel sprouts, beets, kale, celery, cucumber, and parsley. It can be anything you like really.

Avacado I just scoop out about a tablespoon or two.

Mung bean sprouts You can get these at whole foods in the bulk section. Just soak for a few hours and then rinse every day until they sprout.

Breakfast Salad

Black beans I prefer the dried beans. They are really easy to cook and are less mushy, salty and more nutritious than the canned. I make enough to last a few days. I use about 1/4 cup at a time.

Ginger root I usually use about a dime size chunk, but that might be too much for some.

Lemon juice I just squeeze about a tablespoon or two of the juice from a fresh lemon.

Cayenne pepper  Just a sprinkle across the top

Braggs Liguid Aminos– This stuff is like liquid gold. It’s healthy and adds a great flavor to anything. You can start with about 1/2 teaspoon and add more to your preference.

 

BRA-00032-3

Just put everything in a small food processor and pulse a few times until everything is pea sized and enjoy.

 

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How to Form Good Habits

“How to Form Good Habits” written by Bren Koger.

Have you struggled with how to form good habits?  It can be challenging.

How to Form Good Habits That Last

In this blot post I’ll be talking about how to form good habits that last.

But first lets look at how habits get formed…

The Brushing Teeth Example

Let’s take the example of brushing one’s teeth. Hopefully this is a habit for everyone. It has long been considered an important part of grooming. Since as early as 3000 BC when ancient Egyptians constructed crude toothbrushes from twigs and leaves to clean their teeth.

I was surprised to learn, however, that In the United States the practice did not become widespread until after the Second World War, It became a daily habit in part due to one of the nations most prominent ad executives of the time, Claude Hopkins. He started an ad campaign which persuaded the public to get rid of a nasty film on their teeth  by brushing and using Pepsodent toothpaste. It wasn’t actually true. You could remove the film just be running your finger across your teeth, but the ad campaign was a brilliant ploy to get the consumer to get in the habit of brushing their teeth. And it worked!

Hopkins convinced people it was needed with two simple rules: a cue or trigger- film on teeth and secondly a reward- the toothpaste’s mere ability to remove plaque would not have been enough, it was the tingling, clean feeling you get after brushing your teeth that was the habit forming reward. When consumers didn’t brush their teeth, they missed that feeling.

How to Form Good Habits Using the Habit Loop

In his new book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg calls this  the “habit loop.”

And as the 19th century psychologist William James observed, “All our life … is but a mass of habits.”

The habit loop is a three-part process.

First there’s a cue, which is kind of a trigger for an automatic behavior to start unfolding, then there’s a routine, which is the behavior itself … and then there’s a reward, which tells our brain whether we should store this habit for future use or not.”

The reason why these cues and rewards are so important is because over time, people begin craving the reward whenever they see the cue, and that craving makes a habit.

The science of habit-forming has been used to sell products for decades.

Companies go out of their way to find out what consumers are actually craving,

Febreeze Example

As an example Duhigg uses in his book is the Proctor and Gamble product Febreeze,an   odor eliminator that initially failed when it got to the market.

They thought that consumers would use it to get rid of bad scents, That’s when Proctor & Gamble reformulated Febreeze to include different scents. They figured out through consumer studies that people were craving the scent (reward) after they finished cleaning…a nice smell when everything looks pretty.

McDonalds Example

McDonanlds makes their french fries a certain way so that you get an immediate hit of salt and grease that triggers pleasure signals to the brain. This sets up a craving for the pleasure response.

Cinnabon Example

Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls positions themselves away from the food court at malls so that they don’t compete with other smells. This sets up a craving (trigger) a routine (eating the Cinnabon) and reward (endorphins).

Once Formed.. Habits Are Difficult to Break

Habits form neural grooves and the brain operates automatically. This is why human habits are so hard to break even if in the long term they are bad for you

Eating fast food, drug addiction, or working at a job you hate are all things that are bad for you and cause stress, but because we are addicted to the trigger, routine and reward it’s really tough to replace it with a better routine.

But It’s not impossible.

The good news is that you only have to replace the behavior, not the trigger or the reward.

Here are a few tips for breaking a habit, but first lets go over a familiar example:

You smell cinnamon (trigger). This is the reminder that initiates the behavior. The smell acts as a trigger or cue to tell you to eat a cinnamon roll. It is the prompt that starts the behavior.

You buy a sweet, sticky, calorie laden treat (routine). This is the actual behavior.

You get a flood of feel-good hormones and your craving is relieved This is the reward. The reward is the benefit gained from doing the behavior.

All you have to do is change the routine

Not the trigger

And the reward

Now That You Know How to Form Good Habits Start Today

Let’s start now that you know how form good habits.  If you want to start eating better instead of buying a cinnamon roll when  you smell cinnamon (your trigger) try a different routine…a healthy alternative of oatmeal with cinnamon, stevia or honey.

reward is a flood of endorphins and feeling of sustained energy which over time your body will start to crave.

How to Form Good Habits

But that’s still not everything. If you’ve managed to start a new habits for a month or two, and something happens to get you off track, there’s a final key ingredient: Belief: for a habit to stay changed, people must believe that change is possible. And most often, that belief only emerges with the help of a group, say in a program like Weight Watchers. Once people learn how to believe in something, that skill starts spilling over to other parts of their lives until they start believing they can change. Belief is the ingredient that makes a reworked habit loop into a permanent behavior.”

Groups create accountability and belief—key ingredients in helping us stick with new habits.

If there is a habit you are wanting to change or a good habit you want to add to your routine, you don’t have to completely change you’re existing habits. Use the same kinds of triggers and rewards, get the support of a group and have a strong belief it can be done.

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How to Get Happy

“How to Get Happy” written by Bren Koger.

It’s ok to slow down with the change in season and bundle up with your comfy slippers in front of a space heater, but if you feel yourself starting to get  in a winter funk heres a few tips that might help you keep your sunshine smile and fight the funk.  Let’s talk about some ideas about how to get happy all winter long

How to Get Happy

Being happy starts with your health.

Drink Your Way to Happiness

Drink more water.. not what you typically hear in the winter but people are more susceptible to dehydration in cold weather, and even mild dehydration over prolonged periods of time can affect our health. Studies have shown that the human body reacts differently when exposed to cold, decreasing levels of certain fluid-regulating hormones.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day by filling up a 32 oz. container at the beginning of the day. If you haven’t finished it by the end of the day you know you have some catching up to do.

Excise is the Key

Try as much as you can to get out in nature. Find a winter sport if you can

Bundle up and take  walk. It really is beautiful when the snow glitters and its frosty cold. Be mindful of your surroundings

Be aware of all the beauty of this season.

Go to the park or don’t forget to just look up at the sky and notice the sunset or sunrise

How to Get Happy Emotionally

Be grateful.

Think of at least 10 things a day that you are grateful for. When you start thinking of things you will have a hard time stopping at 10.

Try this simple exercise. Text a friend two words “ten things’ and have an agreement them that every time you do this you will text each other ten things you are grateful for. It’s a great way to get your collective energy vibrating in love and appreciation

Listen to some music and dance. Music transcends. It’s a connectorof energy it makes you happy and releases feel good chemicals. It’s also a great way to get up and get moving.

How to Get Happy

Do one thing this week that is just for you and makes you happy. Read a good book , watch a funny video, a massage or manicure or buy something healthy and indulgent at the grocery store, Treat yourself at least one time this week.

How to Get Happy – It’s a Choice

Choose to happy in every momet. It really is a choice. Get the momentum going by reaching for your best feeling thought on any subject and your will attract more and more thoughts of these kinds of thoughts. Get on what Abraham-Hicks calls a rampage of happy thoughts.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

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Suggested Articles:
1. Follow Your Passion – Success Stories of Great People-Betty White
2. Success from Failure with Victoria Williams
3. Be Blissfully Happy and Don’t Get Stuck in a Moment

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Bren Koger

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