Dopamine is your brain’s reward system. Dopamine is the ‘pleasure’ chemical that is released when you do something that your brain likes. The problem is, your brain’s reward system is not logical. By that, I mean that it does not only reward you for things that are good for you. Continue reading Understanding Dopamine Part I: Your Brain’s Reward System
One of the questions I’ve been asked before, and have asked myself, is why don’t I write about fitness more? The Hustle Planet brand was started as a hub for fitness, business, and motivational ideas. The three pillars of ‘Hustle’ in my mind. Well the short answer is this: I don’t have a lot to say about it. The longer answer needs some explanation. Continue reading Why Don’t I Write About Fitness More?
I recently went on vacation to Washington to see some family. While at my mom’s condominium, she showed me some old pictures of family members that were kept by my grandpa. One of the pictures was of my great, great grandmother who came over from Sweden in 1887. Along with the pictures, there was a written record that told her story of how she came to the United States. Continue reading Why Are People Depressed? Part II: Attitude and Perspective
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), about 18% of Americans adults have some kind of anxiety disorder each year. That means 1 in 5 adults has anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, or a phobia. That is a large chunk of the population. Continue reading Why Are People Depressed? Part I: How Modern Life Causes More Anxiety
Walt Disney once said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt went through a lot of hardships in his life, fought a lot of uphill battles, but guess what? He ended up becoming the most famous man in the world of entertainment and cartoons, whose legacy will live on forever. Continue reading Why Adversity Is the Best Thing That Can Happen to You