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Apr 27, 2021

Habits & Health episode 11 with Mary Rensel and Ali Hively exploring the world of brain optimisation. They teach busy, stressed professionals brain resiliency tools to improve productivity and focus.

Mary is an MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Wellness at the Mellen Center of the Cleveland Clinic.

Ali holds a Master’s Degree in education and curriculum. She has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutrition and wellness consultant.

Full transcript of this episode is available at the link below

Topics discussed include:

  • Mari & Ali's 4-Week Biohack Your Brain Resiliency Course
  • CLE: Connected- Lifestyle habits- Emotional processing
  • Brain optimisation
  • Difference in emotional reactions to this between men and women
  • Self care and compassion


Favourite quotes:


"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

Nelson Mandela


"Be strong enough to stand alone and you're doing things your way. Smart enough to know when you need help, and then brave enough to ask for it"

Ziad K. Abdelnour

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