This book is an amazing read, particularly the chapter about will power. In five well written chapters Dr Selena Bartlett suggests ways how to shed unhealthy habits and how to train our consciousness for lasting improvement of our physical and mental state. It is key to live truly happier, better lives. Iris Assing, Kenilworth, U.K.
With Selena's help I retrained my brain to over-ride my amygdala which occasionally threatened to ignite my fight and flight response bringing panic before a presentation. I regularly thank and acknowledge Selena in my coaching programs, sharing stories about the brain's plasticity, power poses and positive affirmations and how understanding these concepts can make you be a better presenter and communicator. Selena explained why and how my home-spun tips and techniques worked by sharing her knowledge of the brain and how it functions. Helen Besly, Managing Director, Rowland, Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Bartlett gave me the confidence I needed to make significant changes in my life. Her dedicated efforts as a neuroscientist and firm understanding of how the brain works provided me the link that I had always been searching for -- explaining the "Whys" of so many common diet tips. Armed with a new clear grasp of what I needed to do and how, and with her positive, helpful scientific approach I have been able to move forward with confidence and success. I recommend to anyone wanting change in their life to allow them selves to be guided by the research, teachings and science-based approach Dr. Bartlett provides. Ira Kargel, CEO and President, Gears Bike Shop, Toronto, Canada.
I am a cancer survivor and take tamoxifen as post treatment to secure the odds that the cancer won't come back. I was surprised to discover that the exercises in MiGGi Matters (1st Ed) helped me coach my brain to manage stress which helped me sleep better. Who would have ever thought that you could train the MiGGi monster to help with insomnia! I truly feel that brain training could help anyone. I highly recommend reading MiGGi Matters and doing the easy exercises. Robin, mother, professional dancer, entrepreneur, Berkeley, California.
Selena Bartlett has a wealth of knowledge about resilience and the inner workings of the brain. Her years of experience as a neuroscientist allow her to leverage this knowledge for the layperson. My experience of her presentation that I attended two years ago was to walk away with my eyes open and questions percolating. The information I gleaned has allowed me to continue to look at my life and that of my family's through a different lens. Christine Mattson, Senior Partner, Hilburn, Berkeley, California
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for being an inspiration in my adapting new Life Style Behaviours after reading your book. Your passion and role modelling together with scientific research helped me on my journey to a happy & healthier life. I have used many of your strategies and words of wisdom to assist me with previous unhealthy lifestyle choices. I saw my doctor the other day and the 22 kg weight loss I have had over the last 18 months has seen my pathology return to within normal ranges and most importantly a decrease in my BGL. I am still on this new path but know I will succeed to achieve my goals and make this new lifestyle just that my normal lifestyle and not a series of fad diets that don't work. Joanne Cupples, Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.