Category Archives: Psychology

Alternatives to Caffeine – Energy & Alertness


Summary For more short term stimulant-like effect – supplement with ALCAR, Olive Leaf Extract or PQQ For alleviating some of the effects of stress & sleep deprivation – supplement an adaptogen like rhodiola rosea & take 3g of glycine before … Continue reading

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Supplements for Depression (That Work)


A few thoughts on depression before I start on the supplements… Depression is often a symptom of a physical illness or issue. Gut problems, chronic inflammation (often starting in the gut), allergies, brain injuries, thyroid issues – these are all … Continue reading

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Best Carl Jung Quotes


Carl Jung was an early advocate of analytical psychology and like Freud is well known for his work relating to theories of personality & the human subconscious. Whilst Freud’s work, was still rooted in 19th century theories regarding suppressed desires, … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Goals vs Extrinsic Goals – How they can hinder success & happiness


Goals have been associated with sports psychology and general high-achievers for several decades. They’re also inherently tied to personal development and Positive psychology. The type of goal you set is in many ways, as important as the outcome. Coaches and … Continue reading

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NSI 189 Review (Suprising ‘Side Effect’)


NSI-189 is a nootropic drug that is still in the clinical-experimental stages of research. It has been shown in studies to alleviate major depressive symptoms and to increase the size of the hippocampus (the ’emotional’ part of the brain) by … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Increase Positive Energy


Not directly MMA related, but an optimistic mindset and enthusiasm will definitely help with the grind of training and pre-fight nerves. Positive Self Talk Have a mantra such as “Cool, calm & collected” Here‘s a list of other possible mantras … Continue reading

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Cardio Hacks for MMA


Wim Hof Check out the Wim Hof Breathing Technique, this will increase the strength and power of your lungs, providing a better ‘base’ for your MMA specific cardio.   Baking Soda Baking soda buffers lactic acid, allowing you to grapple … Continue reading

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How to Grow New Brain Cells (6 Potent Hacks) 🤓


MMA is a new sport, established in the 90s (although Vale Tudo & NHB fighting has been around a lot longer). It’s still a bit of an unknown, in terms of the long term health implications. With ex-fighters in their … Continue reading

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January 2018 Goals


  Outcome Goal – Increase wellbeing with Earthing Process Goal – Make sure I walk/sit barefoot in the garden everyday, even if it’s just for 1 minute or train barefoot on the beach near work More on grounding/earthing here.   … Continue reading

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How I overcame Depression & Suicidal Thoughts


I’ve had some discussions with mates, usually when they’ve had a few beers, about mental health and related issues. I’ve explained my issues since childhood and how I’ve managed to overcome them; but I could never coherently explain how I … Continue reading

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