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A Turning Point, COVID-19 and Getting Back to Happy

A Turning Point, COVID-19 and Getting Back to Happy

Jun 17, 2020

March 2020 was a turning point.

“Stay at home, and only leave the house for essentials. No visitation of family or friends, and work from home if you can.”

Millions were fired or furloughed all over the world, millions of square feet of rental space were made vacant. Children were homeschooled, teachers began to teach from home. Therapists, coaches, and group sessions all went virtual.

Surgeries…better not need any serious medical treatment, as COVID-19 consumed the resources in hospitals.

Millions of people struggled to feed their families or keep their homes. 

 

We all adapted to the environment with more or less ease.

Some people have had a harder time adjusting because they don’t know how to create a new environment for themselves. Many of us have built up some level of fear depending on our circumstances. One thing is for sure, all of us have developed some level of “hypervigilance” during this time, depending on the consequences experienced during this time and whether we eased into the new environment or collapsed into it. It’s true, people right now are calling themselves to be less happy than ever before, collectively, according to this data from the General Social Survey. This data has been collected annually since 1972.

Now let’s talk about Hypervigilance,  an effect of trauma that causes actual changes in the brain. Knowing if you have suffered trauma during this time is vital to address it before it turns into a more severe version of it. How can you know if you have suffered trauma during this time?  Read more about the Suppression of Emotions here.

Deflection by numbing

  • Drinking more than usual.
  • Eating comfort food.
  • Self-medicating with street drugs

Occupying your mind with something time-consuming

  • Watching TV or Social media for hours
  • Working on projects obsessively
  • Wronging others

Affected imagination

  • Not knowing how to be productive

Failure of imagination

  • No idea how to start over again
  • Incapacity to create a new project

Loss of mental flexibility

  • Single-sided thinking 
  • Get into arguments easier

Reality distortion.

Body hypervigilant

If you check one or more of these boxes you have some level of trauma. Here are a few things you can do to tune down hypervigilance when it is not needed.

Re-connect to others having genuine conversations

  • Focus on today for a better tomorrow
  • Do NOT talk negatively about all that is wrong in the world
  • Inspire others to do their best thinking positively
  • Be selective about the people you choose to hang out with

Body experiences to contradict the trauma

  • Massage
  • Hugging loved ones
  • Exercise
  • Sex
  • Self-care in general

Keep your mind busy being productive

  • Have a well-organized schedule
  • Create a mastermind group with people alike to you
  • Ask someone you admire to be your mentor
  • Study something every day that inspires you
  • Take a certification course online like DNS

I trust you will consider the many ways that our programs and learning opportunities are here for you.  What sounds like a good place to start?

Taking an action step is the absolute best way to break free from feeling isolated. 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Nutrition Routine

My friend eats garbage (junk food) How can I talk to them?

My friend eats garbage (junk food) How can I talk to them?

Dec 01, 2019

I don’t like telling people how to live, just because I have a different set of guidelines for my own nutrition. What happens? The person only is able to filter the message that they are doing something WRONG!  They shut off from new information and that is that. Here are some ideas for opening up conversations about healthy food choices.

 

Start with a question, invite them to reflect: 

It seems like you really like that _____, what about it do you like so much?  Wait for them to answer…

 

A)  If they reveal that they have guilt, and you should follow up with asking why they eat it if they know it is not healthy.  

B)  If they show that they haven’t thought about it, showing a lack of awareness, your next move is to ask if they have ever wondered what that food contains, or why it is your ‘go to’ choice?

 

Would you like to eat differently? 

Would you like to do better?  

 

Awareness is everything.  When you know what is causing people, including yourself, to make certain food choices, you realize that you may not have been using the control you have over your own health.

Consider meeting with me for a consultation.  We can start discussing your goals and habits in order to get you on track to your best and most confident self.

https://www.nourishthebraininstitute.com/Health-reset-schedule

 

Are you curious about how to help others eat and feel better?  If this blog post has ignited a feeling in you that you want to become a leader or coach in health and behaviors, read up on our DNS Course. 

I wish you the best,

Gemi

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Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Mindset Routine

3 Habits That Are Holding You Back

3 Habits That Are Holding You Back

Oct 20, 2019

  1. Multitasking – This actually isn’t really a thing.  People use this term all the time, but in reality, none of us can ever do two or more things at a time.  Physically and mentally, put together, we must be present in order to get it right.  When we are doing too much, accidents occur.
  2. Not knowing what you really want – We focus consciously on the things we don’t want; failure, loss, extra weight, the list goes on.  When we visualize our ideal self living in the present moment, the subconscious mind will make it happen.
  3. Comparing yourself to others – There are two ways people do this, and the first is visual. When we see people, we automatically make an idea about them in our head.  The other way is catching yourself when you are comparing yourself to others with things that you cannot see.  Examples of this are “She has everything so put together, why can’t I do that? Why does my life feel so chaotic?”  

A little bit of dissatisfaction is good because it pushes us to grow, to do better.  But remember, you can’t compare yourself to anyone else because you are unique, with your capabilities and creative interests, and your own rhythm. Everybody has their own pace. 

 

These issues are deeply discussed in our Level:2 Group Course at NTBI.  If you have taken the Level:1 Course recently, and are interested in more book study, let us know

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Natural Remedies Routine The Brain

Sleep better tonight, 3 Must-Do things that will knock you out, in a good way

Sleep better tonight, 3 Must-Do things that will knock you out, in a good way

Sep 25, 2019

Hello friends,

I work with many clients whose first issue they seek help with is sleeping better.  We have conditioned ourselves with habits that are actually getting in the way of our brain’s natural needs, to steadily prepare for a good night’s rest.

 Nights are designed to sleep. With all the technology interaction at night, our brain gets confused. While we are in front of a tv or laptop or phone our brain understands in daylight because the brain doesn’t know any better and stays wired keeping us awake until we turn screens off. Then the brain needs some time to realize that means sleep time by releasing melatonin to put our brain to sleep. Then the brain starts the cell restoration process and resting time. When we spend time in front of a tv, it is time we are shaving from restoring and resting causing all kinds of health issues or sleep deprivation. Under these circumstances our brain can function 100% the next day. Use these easy peasy technics to train your brain to be more effective while you are awake.

 

Lavender scrub

Make a mix with lavender essential oil and your favorite scrub. Use the scrub vigorously on your arms, chest, back, and face.  

Cacao and Almond Milk

Warm, mix and drink 8-10 ounces of delicious and creamy almond milk with a tablespoon of cacao powder.  I use a milk frothing machine that warms and mixes as once, and it is always such a treat.  If you wish, you could heat on the stove and use a whisk just as easily.   Remember in GROUP we talk a lot about the power of cacao, and how it has the most natural magnesium of any food.  This will bring you to a most restful state before getting into bed.

Get off of your phone, unplug it all 

   Set a timer (a lot of phones have this feature) and stay true to your plan.  We must not give in to the excuses of needing to do just ‘one more thing’ in our day or check that Instagram one last time. It will be there tomorrow, I promise you!

 

Remember…

These changes that come from these routines are real, and with time they become so natural to you that you will wonder how you waited so long to make them.

Our Programs are here to Help you meet your goals, and if you are feeling like some extra guidance is what it takes, join a group class, get some 1:1 coaching, and treat yourself right. 

 

Thank you and talk to you soon,

~Gemi

 

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You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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How To Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Health Goals

How To Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Health Goals

Jun 05, 2019

When we set up goals for our life, the best and most effective thing to do is to narrow them down to be the most specific and detailed versions of what we want to achieve. 

Don’t worry about the “how.” This is the hardest part of creating goals. When we are creating a goal we want to know everything and if we don’t we get stressed, anxious, fear kicks in and we are done! Fear stops us from taking any sort of action.

This is normal. 

How many times have you created a goal and given up before taking any action, because you don’t know how it’s going to play out?

Giving Up on Health Goals

Healthwise it happens the same way. When clients come to me, often they have a physical goal they want to achieve. The truth is that soon enough they realize the goal they set up is not really the goal they need to achieve in the first place but if they hadn’t set up the first goal they wouldn’t know that.

When you want to transform your life, you probably set a goal. But if you’re scared or you don’t know how to achieve that goal, do you know that’s a signal for you to seek guidance? This is what I did when I hit a wall of fear. Instead of giving up on big goal, I turned to a mentor.

I knew I wanted a better life for myself, I knew I wanted a better life for my clients and the people I teach at the group sessions, and of course, I wanted to spread the word to the entire world because to me, healing through food is the medicine of the future.

What I didn’t know was what I really needed to do to get there. So I asked for advice from my mentor, Bob Proctor, and he helped me to see a much bigger picture I would have never imagined.

He told me I had to create my own program for professionals and my signature certification.

I needed to create many Gemis all around the world so people have a better understanding of brain health in a holistic way. 

It was challenging to see this huge project in my mind but everything is created in our mind first before manifestation, after all. 

That was all I needed to know; then I got into it.

Find out more about Gemi’s certification program, Dynamic Nutrition Specialist.

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CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

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Studying Everyday Is My Most Precious Routine!

Studying Everyday Is My Most Precious Routine!

May 05, 2019

Good morning, how are you?

One of the most important routines that I do is study. I study every single day. It doesn’t have to be a long time, it can be 15 minutes, it can be 20 minutes, in the time that I have. And what I do at the point is I don’t study, I don’t pretend to read the full chapter because I will do it fast and it’s not worth it.

So I just try to read one paragraph, or one page, but understand what the writing is saying. That’s the most important thing. I like to study about the science of the mind or brain health and its structure. This is what I like to do. And I have a variety of others. I like Thomas Troward, most of them, Napoleon Hill, Walter Wattles and other authors.

So, just be curious and keep your mind bright!

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You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Breakfast Is A Religion To Me!

Breakfast Is A Religion To Me!

May 04, 2019

Good morning guys, how are you? 

Another amazing routine that I like, not like, I love and enjoy every day, is my breakfast. I love having a good breakfast, like coconut yogurt unsweetened, blueberries and walnuts. That fills me up and makes me feel ready to take the day. To me it’s very important to eat before I get out of the house, not only because I guess I am used to it but also, it just makes me feel full of energy.

Have a wonderful breakfast! 

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You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Routines Are Habits We Practice Consistently

Routines Are Habits We Practice Consistently

May 03, 2019

 

Good morning!

Routines are nothing else but habits that we do consistently. Sometimes it doesn’t have to happen every single day. It can happen one or two days a week, but if we do it consistently that becomes a routine.

So today, Mondays and Tuesdays, one of my morning routines is to go to the gym. Usually I go in the afternoon, but those two days I go in the morning because in the afternoon I have a group. So, be very productive today and be aware that routines don’t have to happen every single day.

Have a wonderful day!

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Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Introducing The 30 Day Challenge

Introducing The 30 Day Challenge

May 02, 2019

Greetings friends!

Proud to be announcing this new FREE program through Nourish the Brain Institute.  

I invite you to participate in these easy to follow and engaging activities that will reveal to you the power within yourself. Developing and lifting yourself to a higher level of vibration is within your reach!

I am excited to be on this journey with you,

Yours in Health,

~Gemi

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Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Morning Routines Are Made To Be Broken

I Truly Believe In Morning Routines

May 02, 2019

Good morning!

I’m walking downtown, in San Luis Obispo. Walking is one of my morning routines. It’s a recently added one, and I really, really enjoy it. It’s early in the morning. There is barely any traffic. Nobody’s on the street, it just relaxes me and makes me feel like I can do this little bit of activity and cardio that my heart and my body enjoys in the morning. So I don’t go from laying down in bed, to sitting up in a desk or sitting up in a table to have breakfast at work.

So, what are your morning routines? 

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You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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