Why? We have thousands of thoughts every day. Most of those thoughts are based on a negativity bias and subconscious patterns. Our brain is programmed to continuously scan for danger and not trained to seek out the good or happiness. In addition, most people agree that we are walking through our daily lives half asleep, on automatic pilot. The key to experiencing life more fully, positively, and resiliently is to retrain our brain. We all know about physical fitness and the numerous benefits of leading an active life. What we often don’t realize is the brain is a muscle and needs to be exercised as well. We need to build our brain’s muscles around positivity, happiness, and focused attention. The way to exercise the brain (mental fitness) is to learn and practice mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Rewiring our brain, strengthening our resiliency muscle and emotional responses will help lead to overall positive brain health and increased well–being.