Author Archives: BrianHazelgren

How to Prevent Stress-Related Illness

Stress and cortisol are two evil twins that creep into our lives and destroy all that is good for our health. The stress hormone, cortisol, is a serious menace and has been declared “public enemy number one” by many scientists and physicians. Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with learning and memory lower […]

A Time To Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together and spend time with loved ones – to get caught up and connect, and to enjoy one another’s company. It is a wonderful time to reflect upon all of the bounteous blessings we have received. I add my name to the list of those who are grateful for […]

Mastering Breathing Techniques For Better Health

Short and Long Term Gains of Breathing The Right Way When I was an athlete competing on a highly competitive level, one of my coaches, Willard Hirschi, taught me how to breathe to achieve greater results. At the time, I just followed his advice since his techniques seemed to work and gave me better results […]

Small and Simple Things Have The Greatest Positive Effect

Very often it is the small and simple, even commonplace tasks and decisions … that have the greatest positive effect on our lives. In most cases those simple decisions also affect the lives of others and even things of the world that so often relates to where we are today in life. Former Senator Dan […]

Have A Determined Heart To Reach Your Vision

A wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Knowing this to be true, today is the day to take that first step. If you already have taken that step then congratulations on your exciting journey ahead! How many times have you wondered if you are taking the […]

What We Focus On

What We Focus On  Sometimes in life we have setbacks. Other times are filled with joy and contentment. We often ride the roller coaster of happiness and stress, and sometimes need to just take a break. I get that. Today’s post is not about taking a break. Although I hear you loud and clear with […]

Having A Champion’s Mentality

I have been thinking a lot lately about how very fortunate I have been to be a part of championship teams during my lifetime. As an athlete, I competed in four sports growing up, and many of my teammates, coaches and mentors have taught me some invaluable lessons – truly life altering. Those individuals, along […]