This question alone shifted my focus.

After two decades in academia, I realized the best way I can serve others is by sharing my unique set of skills and expertise as a scientist and my passion for our beautiful human brain.

Now, I’m dedicated to helping people understand the power of mind-body connection to transform life’s stress into opportunity for self-awareness and personal growth.

What I share with you, I discovered first-hand through my own journey and through my extensive research of the brain.

How did I get here?

My courage was born through my struggle.

A few years ago as I was rising in my career, I experienced a deep life crisis.

Within a short period of time, I suffered three miscarriages, I was diagnosed with infertility, and I lost my father and my grandmother.

All my assumptions about my own identity and my happiness were shattered.

It was the most difficult time of my life.

I had to learn how to redefine a new me out of all the pieces of my broken self.

Moving from Grief to Grace to Growth

For years, I had studied how stress and trauma can affect the brain and the body.

Through my research, I learned this about stress-related growth: a positive change can occur as a result of the struggle with a stressful experience and can stimulate the brain toward an amazing transformation.

Throughout my career, I had used the insights from this research to help my patients and teach my students.

Suddenly in less than one year, I became the patient and the student.

My life’s work became my own source of healing.

The lessons I learned allowed a transformative shift in my mindset that permanently changed the trajectory of my life.


From Growth to Grit …

Research shows that stress-related growth can dramatically enhance the human potential for physical and mental wellbeing.

This growth typically manifests in one or more of five main areas:

  1. A sense of abundance and renewed priorities
  2. Improved relationships with others
  3. Enhanced mental and emotional strength
  4. A greater appreciation for life
  5. Existential and spiritual deepening

This research also has shown that we can literally rewire our brains towards positivity and prevent and heal conditions like depression and anxiety.


Life is beautiful – even with its many challenges.

In today’s fast-paced world, life has many ways of testing how our mind and body respond to stress. We all experience stressful experiences at every stage of our lives. These can have profound impact on our sense of identity, whether that be in the form of a broken dream or the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, coping with a difficult diagnosis, dealing with depression or burnout from a job that steals our vital force to exhaustion.

Stress is our natural response to life’s challenges.

In the depth of our suffering, we can find our real purpose and discover our greatest strengths.

My own journey and the research I studied demonstrate that life’s challenges can make us stronger and happier—if we learn how to embrace the paradox of life and transform how our brain, mind, heart and body respond to stress.

If we look at our brain, there are over two hundred billion neurons and hundreds of trillions of connections. Science has taught us that this beautifully complex organ shapes who we are and how we experience our life. The brain makes us uniquely who we are as a human being.

I am here to tell you that not only does our brain shape us but that WE can shape our brain. This concept fascinated me and has been my life’s obsession!

I spent my career studying why some people are able to rewire their brain for abundance and growth in their life.


The answer is in my rituals.

What emerged from my research was a set of habits and practices scientifically proven to be effective to help transform the mind-body connection into a purpose-fueled superpower.

The key is to embrace both your genius and your humanity and persevere until you master yourself.

This is what happened to me.

I began testing each technique, teaching myself how to channel the pain in my own life into powerful daily rituals of limitless transformation.

Now, I want to share with you how you also can take pain, stress, challenges, longing, loss, rejection and heartache and turn them into your greatest gifts, into the lesson that will show you all the possibility in the world that is available to you.

I guarantee you: a new freedom will emerge that will unleash your wholeness and reinvigorate your energy.

You will grow stronger mentally, emotionally and physically.

Here is my question for you:

What would you do if you knew you could harness your stress into a catalyst for growth, health and happiness?

Say a full mind-body YES to yourself!

The human spirit is designed to triumph. The human brain is designed to evolve.

My rituals will take your growth and functioning to a whole new level.

Thank you so much for being here.

I hope we will become good friends!

With love,

Dr. MB

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