Fair Fighting Rules

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “An eye for an eye will only make the world blind” ~Mahatma Gandhi Arguments and relationships go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, arguments are not as sweet as jelly and don’t go over as smooth as peanut butter. When we argue with our loved ones, it is important to remember that it’s not necessary to deliver a knock out blow. Think of the argument as aRead more

5 Easy Steps to Deal with Negative People

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” ~Joyce Meyer 1. Recognize and accept their toxicity First and foremost, it is important to identify and accept that someone we know is a negative person. This can be difficult, especially when the person is someone we care about. Either way, we must be careful not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. We need to accept that negativity is toxic and will onlyRead more

6 Tips to Deal with Anxiety

Written by Kelly M. (USA) Founder of: This Life Last year I was diagnosed with moderate depression and anxiety. I now believe that I had been struggling with both for many years, but life events such as dealing with fertility treatments and a job I dreaded going to daily caused them both to become exacerbated. It took many months to get me back to what I consider functional living, but with time and research, I learned what works for me whenRead more

Decode Your Past, Recode Your Future

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ I wanted to share with you a system that I use in my private practice. My mentor and supervisor Dr. Judy Rosenberg (PSY #PSY14817) developed this psycho-educational model for psychotherapy. The Mind Map™ is a very easy-to-use and powerful tool for illustrating how the wounds of childhood were delivered, embedded and manifested into present day. It illuminates for us exactly what to do about it. The “Be the Cause” MIND MAP™Read more

5 Amazing Benefits of Classical Music 🎼

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Music is the universal language of mankind” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Around my house I am known as the music man. I have the habit of walking around with my iPhone in my pocket playing music on Spotify. I love all music because it makes me feel happy and alive. Research shows that classical music is exceptionally beneficial for your brain and overall health. The way classical music affects the brain isRead more

5 Easy Steps to Accept Criticism

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~Dale Carnegie My fiancé can’t stand the way I drive. I, of course, do not agree with her criticism and defend my driving skills as if I am a professional formula one driver. I am not special in regards to accepting criticism. No one likes to be criticized, but it is part ofRead more

Daily Tips for Living Longer

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ~Seneca Perhaps like some of you, I have had a few sleepless nights pondering my mortality. I am in love with my life and wish to have as much of it as I possibly can. I believe Seneca had the right idea when he wrote this quote, but I do believe you can live long and wellRead more

Simple Steps for Eating Mindfully

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh In our fast paced society and ever present need to multi-task, many of us have forgotten the joys of eating. I personally know what it’s like to be so busy I forget to stop and smell the spaghetti :). This was written as a reminder to myself. Here are 5 tips on howRead more

Easy Tips to Be More Likable

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” ~Confucious 1. Pay attention to detail Let’s face it, people love to be noticed. Whenever you meet someone new, take a moment to identify what makes them unique. Make sure to look for positive attributes so you don’t end up pointing out that someone has poor posture or dirty shoes. Maybe they have a nice smile or pretty eyes. Everyone likes a compliment when it is sincere. I am always lookingRead more

Easy Tips to Balance Your Body

Written by Valerie R., MS, PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: Sugar Watchers   Hormones, those elusive little health wonders, need to be balanced in the body; they are part of our biochemical make-up and will help us function at optimal levels if they are at optimal levels. Other biochemicals that keep us going include neurotransmitters, enzymes, cell-mediators and anti-bodies. (Isn’t it amazing how the body manufactures all these helpers?)  All these substances also work in synergy (coordination) and have many jobs to do – from physicallyRead more