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How to Hack Your Habits for Lasting Results

by Kusha Karvandi In the personal finance world there is a very common phenomenon called “lifestyle creep.” Author James Clear says this refers to our tendency to purchase nicer, better and bigger things as our income increases. Here is an example to illustrate what I am talking about. You get that hard earned promotion at […]

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How You Can Use Your Limitations to Achieve More

bu Kusha Karvandi In 1843, Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard published his first book, entitled “Either/Or.” In the book, there are passages where the famous Soren discusses how boredom is a negative influence that human beings use to justify their jumping from one thing to another. He asserts that the behavior is anchored on the fact […]

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An Unusual (But Easy) Trick To Develop Healthy Habits

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by Kusha Karvandi Back in 1993, stockbroker Trent Dyrsmid was hired by a bank in Abbotsford, Canada. The bank was small, but Dyrsmid was new to banking. The expectations for him weren’t very high. To compound the issue, Abbotsford was simply a minor suburb of Vancouver at that time. It wasn’t considered to be any […]

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5 Ways You Can Start A New Habit TODAY!

by Kusha Karvandi Charles Duhigg explains in his best selling book, “The Power of Habit,” the three simple steps that all habit adheres to and follows. The Habit Loop which is the title of this cycle states that all habits normally have: A trigger. This is the event that normally starts the habit. A routine. […]

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Tips To Improve Your Focus

by Kusha Karvandi All elite athletes know that training the brain is the key to success. It doesn’t matter how hard you train your body, if you can’t maintain full focus during critical moments your performance will suffer. Not just in athletic endeavors, either- successful business people and artists will tell you that in all […]

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3 Ways To BioHack Your Pain – Part 2

by Kusha Karvandi In the last post, we explored the pain response, and how your brain perceives pain.  We continue here with a more updated theory of pain, along with drills that will help you to retrain your brain. In the late 1960s, researchers Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed the Gate Control Theory of […]

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3 Ways To BioHack Your Pain – Part 1

by Kusha Karvandi The term “Biohacking” sometimes is accompanied with pejorative connotations. But humans have been biohacking their biology since the beginning of time. We carved tools, gathered specific medicinal herbs, and even learned new languages in order to progress ourselves as a species. We’ve mastered the art of biohacking – discovering shortcuts to our […]

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Biohacking Your Fitness by Harnessing the Power of the Brain – Vision and Inner Ear Balance

by Kusha Karvandi As I mentioned previously, training your muscles/joints is only training one system. And you will get the best results with a three-pronged approach. Vision and inner ear balance (vestibular) Since your brain prioritizes information from your eyes and inner ear before everything else, making sure these systems are working correctly is a […]

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Biohacking Your Fitness by Harnessing the Power of the Brain – Muscles and Joints

by Kusha Karvandi When people think of fitness they think of hours spent on a treadmill, pumping iron, and calorie-counting. Few, however, would consider vision exercises part of their fitness. But exercises like these that influence activation patterns in the brain are an absolute must for anyone looking to optimize their strength, flexibility, hormones, and […]

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