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December 24, 20200

Cognitive coaching involves a significant level of expertise in a variety of areas. What’s unique about the approach of cognitive coaches, however, is that they don’t prefer to share expertise or give advice. They instead rely on deploying their listening and communication skills to help you reach a point where you can comfortably decide your next course of action.


December 23, 20200

Work-related burnout is a serious problem that isn’t taken seriously enough. According to a survey by Deloitte, 91% of surveyed employees said that having unmanageable amounts of stress and frustration negatively affects the quality of their work and 83% said work-related burnout can negatively affect their personal relationships. Close to 70% of professionals believe their employers aren’t doing enough to alleviate burnout within their organizations and 21% said their organizations don’t offer any initiatives or programs to alleviate burnout.


May 28, 20190

Staying fit and maintaining weight is relatively easy up to a certain age. After that, it’s not so simple. Once you hit 40, you start experiencing significant muscle loss due to metabolism—around 3–5%. This is easier to manage if you’ve always exercised because having more muscle mass can increase latent metabolism. However, despite your former exercising habits, you’ll still experience a drop in metabolism every decade.

So how can you maintain your fitness once you’ve reached the age of 40?

Sleep Well

You may have irregular and uncertain sleeping habits during your youth but things change after you turn 40. You can no longer do away with only a few hours of sleep, you need a good rest! You’ll have to reevaluate your sleeping needs and see how far along you need to go in following the mantra, “early to bed, early to rise.” Fitness experts explain that the quality of sleep declines with age. This is mostly because of increased stress and hormonal changes in the body. They strongly recommend getting proper sleep of around 8 –9 hours to improve your immune system and reduce stress.

 Weight Bearing Exercises

Weight Bearing Exercises

Like we’ve mentioned before, you can lose too much of weight after 40 and too fast. Thus, it’s very important to incorporate weight training in your routine. The weight bearing exercises build muscles, maintain weight and bone density. Strength training is a great way to boost your resting metabolism. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, training at least twice a week on alternate days works best. Without including exercise in your weekly routine, you’ll suffer great muscle loss, poor metabolism and even run the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Balanced Diet

Nutrition coaches at mIND oVER mATTER also emphasize on the importance of a well-balanced diet in maintaining you fitness. They recommend a diet that has protein, small amounts of carbs, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals. If you exercise, you need to restore the calories you burn in a way that is beneficial for your body. You should try keeping the protein level a little high in your meals as it’s particularly helpful in preserving and building muscles.

Looking for certified personal trainer in Palm Springs? Allow mIND oVER mATTER to help you! We’re a reliable company that offers a great fitness regimen to help you obtain that optimal health. To learn more about us, connect with us today!



May 24, 20190

Who doesn’t want glowing, flawless, skin? Nobody likes to have acne marks and zits on their face, but keeping these skin problems at bay requires more conscious effort. Celebrities like Ellen Pompeo and Jennifer Anniston swear by drinking lots of water to get that perfect-looking skin. And it makes sense—after all, 64% of your skin is water.

According to a study, 2.25 liters of water intake on a daily basis demonstrates change in skin density and thickness. Another study by the University of Missouri-Columbia suggested that drinking around 500 milliliters of water everyday increases blood flow to the skin. Here’s more on why keeping your skin hydrated is so important:

The Effects of Water on Skin

Water plays a rather important role in making your skin look plump and supple. On days when your water intake is less, you’ll notice that your skin appears more wrinkled, duller and the pores seem larger. Collagen is another major component of the skin which also requires water to work effectively. The more hydrated your skin is, the less likely it is to break, crack and cause blemishes.

Water helps clean your skin and reduces the oil concentration under it, which in turn prevents breakouts. This is particularly important because if your water-to-oil ratio isn’t right, i.e. if there’s more oil on the skin’s surface, it can clog the pores. This is how you get breakouts.

Another important point to understand is that having lots of water one day will not make a permanent change in your skin forever. The water helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections like wrinkles but doesn’t get rid of them completely! Therefore, it’s important to maintain regular water intake if you want to keep it looking younger and fresher.

Other Ways to Hydrate the Skin

Hydrate the Skin

Many times, people confuse one way of skin hydration as a replacement for another. That’s incorrect! Drinking water does not free you from the responsibility of applying a moisturizer. A moisturizer is typically supposed to moisturize your skin, so that it doesn’t become dry and flaky. The water intake may not affect the outermost layers and you need moisturizer to make sure your skin is wholly hydrated. This internal and external hydration is a critical combination that’s important for beautiful, healthy-looking, skin.

If you’re looking for more ways to help restore the radiance on your skin, then check out mIND oVER mATTER in Palm Springs. We’ve a range of anti aging skin care products, along with a skin coaching service, that’s specifically designed to help you with your skin issues! Your skin also requires a regular supply of nutrients to maintain an ageless look. Our experienced nutrition coaches can guide you on appropriate dietary plans as well. Reach out to us today and let us help make your skin flawless again!


May 16, 20190

According to a recent research review, yoga can help prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases. The review also suggested that yoga has shown to have a significant impact on body weight, levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. While aerobic exercise is more commonly related to the cardiovascular benefits, there’s actually not much difference between exercise and yoga. So if you prefer finding zen over hitting the treadmill, then go ahead! The benefits of yoga aren’t limited to just your cardiovascular health. Here’s how it can help you find inner peace as well:

Promotes Discipline

While the word discipline has more negative connotation, reminding us of how it often meant punishment in school, yoga provides discipline in a whole new light! As you start yoga, you feel this refreshing energy fill your soul and peace take over your mind. This feeling gets you hooked on to the activity, and you feel motivated to continue the practice. The more you engage in it, the more disciplined you feel.

Relieves Stress

The great thing about yoga is that it teaches you to live in the moment. This doesn’t mean that stress will magically stop affecting you, but as you continue practicing yoga, you’ll learn to deal with it better. Yoga pushes you to stay calm and find solace in acceptance. You learn to stop fighting that which can’t be changed, and start reacting to things more consciously. Yoga rids you of all the stress, exhaustion and chaos that cloud your mind, allowing you to take a breath of relief.

Improves Circulation



Similar to exercise, yoga makes your body stretch and thus, gets your blood flowing. The more you stretch, the more blood circulates throughout your body. In an often sedentary lifestyle, yoga can help improve the blood circulation that would otherwise remain ignored. You’ll notice that as you continue practicing yoga, you’ll be able to hold different postures for longer—an indication that your blood circulation is improving!

Promotes Compassion

All yamas have a strong belief in ahimsa, more commonly known as compassion. They strongly encourage the people to practice opening their heart and fostering deep feelings for those around us. The feeling of compassion allows us to feel one and makes us more receptive towards love. It helps us strive to keep an open heart even in challenging times, when it can be very difficult to show empathy.

Allow us at mIND oVER mATTER to help you find that inner peace. We offer personal fitness training in Palm Desert and life coaching, making sure all our clients are on their way to achieving peace and harmony. To learn more about us, reach out to us today!


April 23, 20190

Jim Rohn once said, “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself,” and that’s exactly what we’re here to help you do!

Positivity is an attitude that alters the way you think and see things—it elevates you to a happy headspace, keeps your spirits high and helps you ignore the negativity in life.

If you often find yourself riddled by negative thoughts and anxiety, then here are some tips to help you think positively!

The Power of Positive Words

Words can have incredible power on how we look at life and have a direct impact on our mood. The self-fulfilling prophecy states that what we think and say has a way of coming back to us. So thinking and saying positive things, we’ll have a more refreshed outlook on life.

But if we repeatedly brainwash ourselves into thinking things like “I’ll mess up the interview,” then there’s a good chance you actually might! Say encouraging words to yourself everyday like “I can do this!” and “Good things will happen to me,” and you’ll notice positive energy filling you up!

Get to Know Other Positive People

Surround yourself with positive energy and cut lose any negative influence in life. The more time you spend with people who push you toward greatness, the more light-hearted you’ll feel. But if you continue hanging out with people who pull you down, the more spent you’ll feel all the time! Positive energy is contagious, so surround yourself with positive words and mindsets!

One Small Step Goes a Long Way

Don’t stress yourself over that one, big victory. One success follows another, so just focus on small victories and let life take you where you’re meant to be. Make smaller goals and work toward them one by one. Achieving your goals will make you more confident and boost your self-esteem. It’ll also remind you that hard work and effort never goes unrewarded.

Being positive is not so different from being successful; you just have to start with one small step and that goes a long way. Start with the simpler things like smiling more, complimenting others, appreciating people who care; and slowly but steadily, you’ll start to notice a positive change in you.

Looking for a way to give your lifestyle a positive boost? Check out mIND oVER mATTER! Aaron Johnson and La’Rue Abram have devoted years to helping people empower their minds. Our life coaching and career coaching services in palm desert will help you see life in a new light! Contact us now!