Biohacks for Better Mental Health + Productivity

Today I thought we could talk about mental health.

And how HUGE of a connection it plays in your physical health… as well as how you show up every day.

Which means both your life AND your biz.

Now, I dunno about you… but I feel like this connection between mental health and physical health isn’t talked about as much as it should be.

Tons of us separate them into two, totally distinct areas. Even though they’re not… AT. ALL. 

In fact, what happens in our mind and our body is actually a two way street. One impacts the other constantly.

And actually… what happens in our MINDS has a MASSIVE impact on everything else in our lives…

  • Our work…
  • Our relationships… 
  • How we feel about ourselves… 
  • Whether we achieve our goals and dreams or not…
  • Even how we view and experience the world around us.
I know it’s kinda cliche to say “mindset is everything” but it’s actually super true.

Because your perceptions, emotional, and responses to things actually triggers physical responses in your body.

As well as what DECISIONS you actually make based on those feelings and reactions.

So if you aren’t where you wanna be in your life… your work… your relationships…

You gotta look at what’s going on in your headspace.

Because it’s there that you have you have the most opportunity for change.

So to help you out with this, I wanna invite you to my upcoming summit – which I’m hosting with my bestie, Julie Serot.

We’re pulling together some of the TOP experts in the industry to share wellness hacks for mindset… productivity… mental wellbeing… so you can create a healthier, wealthier life…

It’s called the On the Edge Summit: The Ultimate Wellness Revolution.

It’s a full day of conversations, biohacks, and holistic wellbeing strategies to manifest your dream life.

You can RSVP right now and get your 1-day access pass – FREE – at


It’s  – DOT LIVE.

So let’s talk about some of these biohacks – and how they can be leveraged to improve your mental health… AND productivity.

Have you heard the term “biohacking” before?

All it really means is making small, incremental changes to your lifestyle.

This in turn, kickstarts small improvements in your health – that increase your energy and productivity.

You experiment with small changes… and see how you feel. The simplest way to describe biohacking.

And I’ve got 3 you can try – that are super easy and doable. 

Although there are some really fascinating ones out there.

Like IV nutrition – I’ve done IV vitamins before. 

It’s super potent – but kinda freaky for a lot of people. They’d rather take their chewables, LOL.

Cryotherapy is another biohack that’s getting a lot of press. Maybe you’ve seen it on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or other TV shows, LOL.

It basically means sitting in cold tank at freezing or near freezing temps for short periods of time.

Like 3-5 minutes.

It’s supposed to help with things like pain relief… muscle healing… inflammation… even weight loss.

WHAAAAA?? I know… that’s what they say in their marketing anyway, LOL.

And hyperbaric chamber therapy is another biohack method that’s popping up all over the place.

I know you’re probably thinking… isn’t that for scuba divers when they come up too quickly?

Well… not anymore, my friends!

Now it’s being used as an anti-aging technology… and loading up your cells with oxygen to help heal wounds faster and more efficiently. 

Depending on where you live, it’s totally possible these biohack technologies are available where you are, if you’re curious about trying them out for yourself.

The three I have for you today are super accessible.

The first is intermittent fasting. 

This is a biohack for your gut.

Which is literally the engine of your body.

And, in case ya didn’t know this… what goes into your gut also has a direct impact on your brain. And therefore your mental health, thoughts, and emotions.

Because we all have this thing called the gut-brain axis.

And when we eat unhealthy food… or have an imbalance of good and harmful microbes in our digestive system… 

Our digestive lining can weaken. Get more porous.

Which means toxins can seep out and enter your bloodstream… which goes right to your brain.

This is an emerging area of science that’s getting tons of research poured into it.

In fact, scientists are now referring to our gut as our second brain.

Because gut bacteria produce – and respond to – the same neurochemicals that your brain uses for important things, like cognitive function and mood regulation.

For example, serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, and melatonin— just to name a few.

I tell you allllll that simply to point out how incredibly important it is to let your gut do its thing.

Because mental health DOESN’T just reside in your brain. It literally resides in your gut too.

And that means you gotta manage your gut health if you want to improve your mental health as well.

Intermittent fasting gives your gut a break… so it can do all its important processes…

Namely cleaning, restoring, and healing – without being distracted by new information (AKA food) coming in.

Lemme ask you this.

Have you ever tried to clean your house with a house full of kids?

Nightmare, right? 

That’s what’s happening in your gut when you don’t give it quiet time to clean house.

And get rid of harmful bacteria and toxins.

Intermittent fasting also kicks your body into ketosis.

Basically, ketosis turns your body fat into energy. Woop woop!

So, intermittent fasting is actually good on several levels for your health.

Intermittent fasting works best when you do at least 12 hours of no food coming in.

Actually, nothing other than water or maybe some plain tea or coffee.

I personally go for 16 hours. Sometimes, 18.You can start your daily fast after dinner – around 6pm or 7pm. 

Then leverage your sleeping hours for a big portion of your fasting.

This generally means – at least for me – skipping breakfast and having my first meal at lunchtime.

I’m not a breakfast person anyway, so it actually works super well for me.

And no… I’m not constantly starving myself.

When done right – and when the habit gets built – you actually don’t feel deprived at all.

The second biohack to try is… adaptogens.

Adaptogens are herbs and plants with properties known to relieve stress. 

They soothe your adrenal glands. 

They’re the organs that kick into overdrive when you’re stressed, overwhelmed, and worried.

They’re not meant to be turned on 24/7 – which is what happens when you’re in a chronic state of fight or flight.

This state actually causes low grade inflammation to flood your body… which has been shown to be a leading cause of up to 95% of all non-genetic diseases.

Which is just INSANE to think about, right?

So let’s talk about how adaptogens – and using them to manage stress – helps with your mental health.

When you’re stressed AF do you feel productive or energetic?

Probably not.

I know when I have too much on my plate… I literally can’t process information.

My concentration sucks… I lose my train of thought easily… my memory goes out the door.

I remember my mom telling me when I was a kid that she had “Sometimers disease” – which meant she sometimes couldn't remember things.

Which now I attribute to having a bunch of kids running around her house all the time. LOL

Anyway… when I feel this frazzled, stressed out state coming on… I reach for adaptogens. 

Two of my favs are turmeric and ginger. 

Which can be ingested as a supplement… in your food… or even via essential oils.

Which is what I personally prefer.

A couple drops go right into my beverage – whether that’s a smoothie… or water… or even tea.

I’m also a fan of medicinal mushrooms, too.

Like reishi mushrooms. Which you can pick up at pretty much any quality health food store.

Or online.

And here’s the last biohack for ya… Peppermint.

Yep, that’s it. LOL

This herb is a little magical, if you ask me.

It’s both calming AND energizing at the same time. How about that?

Peppermint is super versatile for your mental health and productivity.

You can put some peppermint oil into your diffuser and use it as aromatherapy…

Or even topically. 

Rub it into your skin with a carrier oil – like almond or fractionated coconut.

And of course, you can ingest it too.

But be sure to ONLY do that when you are certain the oil is pure – like doTERRA oils are. 

Trust me… you don’t wanna skimp and go cheap on any oils you’re putting on or near your bod.

You wanna use EOs when you make candles? Ok fine – you can get a cheapie online brand then.

But NOT if you’re going to be ingesting it or putting it on your skin – or breathing it in for an extended period of time.

Anyway… I’ll get off my soapbox about this now. LOL

But give Peppermint a try.

So those are three simple biohacks for your mental health and productivity.

Because the truth is…

You deserve to feel energetic and productive all day long.

You deserve to be in a mental state that feels GOOD. 

You deserve better ways to cope with stress than grabbing your fav caffeinated beverage or reaching for the sugar.

When this is how you show up in your life… you’ll start to notice how things shift for you.

Which is why I’m so passionate about this.

And why I’ve put together the On the Edge Summit. And why I’m inviting you to be part of the Ultimate Wellness Revolution.

Quick reminder – get your pass to this 1-day online event at

Which takes place on Wednesday, June 8th.

It’s free when you show up live.

I’m sure we’ll sell an Encore pass after the event. But come live so you can tap in free.

Proactively investing in your health can feel super overwhelming. And when you’ve got a jam-packed life, it’s even more daunting. 

The key to success is having an arsenal of holistic hacks at your fingertips. So you can develop habits that work for you… and your unique lifestyle.

This summit will show you brand new systems, routines, and processes that protect your most important asset… your mental health. 

So you can have energy to do the things you want to do. Be productive in ways that make you happy… fulfill your soul... and create your dream life. 

You deserve to feel amazing.

And you CAN, my friends. I absolutely promise you that.

It all starts with just ONE small step. One change that you -- and only you -- get to make for yourself.

And we covered 3 biohacks to get you started today.

Because as I always say… you are the foundation of your biz. You are the foundation of your LIFE.

So if you aren’t where you wanna be just yet – and you’re looking for new approaches to shortcut your way to your dream life…

I highly recommend you RSVP to the On the Edge Summit today.

Grab your pass at

Remember… that’s  DOT LIVE.

You can grab the link in the show notes – or in this week’s newsletter.

And I’ll see ya there on June 8th.

Ok friends… have a great week… and lemme know what you think about these three biohacks!

I’ll see ya online.