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Wellness Tip:

Cultivate a Positive Mindset

There’s science behind positive thinking. It boosts serotonin, which in turn lowers cortisol levels. In other words: positive thoughts make you happier and less stressed!

Easier said than done, right? Well, there are ways to cultivate a positive mindset. That doesn’t mean glossing over all the bad stuff – it means focusing on your strengths, practicing gratitude, counting wins (grab a Panda Planner if you need help remembering to do all these things!), and having self-compassion. 

Read more here and see if you can think more positively today.

Productivity Tip:

Boost Your Cognitive Powers

Certain habits can boost cognition and protect our brains from aging. Try to:

  • Eat for cognition (hello broccoli, beans, nuts, fish, and dark chocolate! 🍫)
  • Focus on brain biomarkers: manage your glucose, vitamin B12, folate, and cortisol.
  • Eat more omega-3s and flavonoids.
  • Play brain games.
  • Move your body. 


Better brain function means a more productive day, every day. Why not try it today?

Routine Breakdown

Alexa Mullane, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist & Nutritional Advisor to Wiley’s Finest

Alexa Mullane

Mother and nutritionist Alexa Mullane says the easiest way to make positive lifestyle changes is to start small – “micro habits that you can repeat daily until it becomes second nature.” Here’s her routine.

  • Drinks water. “Hydrate before you caffeinate.”
  • Gets out in daylight for 10 minutes as early as possible. “Natural daylight helps to set the circadian rhythm, energy levels, hormone levels, and sleep patterns.”
  • Practices grounding. “I stand barefoot on my lawn and contemplate the day ahead, or do a bit of yoga on the grass.”
  • Moves her body for lymphatic flow and to boost energy. “Some days I only manage 10 minutes before my toddler wakes up but it’s important for me to get moving.”
  • Eats within an hour of waking “to prevent a rollercoaster of hormones and flagging energy” and takes her supplements at the same time every day. She recommends Vitamin D and Omega 3 to her clients.


Why it works:

  • Dehydration hinders cognition, so drinking water is good.
  • Morning sunlight really is all that. Try to get it if you can!
  • As Alexa says, “Grounding has been scientifically proven to help reduce inflammation, pain and stress, and improve blood flow, energy, and sleep.”
  • Exercise does stimulate lymphatic flow, improving immune function. It boosts energy, too.


Alexa is a fan of habit stacking – like going outside for a three-in-one dose of grounding, morning light, and movement. This takes the thinking out of it, “so before I know it, I am doing these little healthy actions automatically.” Have you tried stacking habits together?

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