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Head, Heart, Hand

Olga gives tips on adapting new life habits.

Todd: So, I'm here with Olga who is a health coach and I thought we would talk about learning, so people have to learn all these new things to be healthy. It might be a big change in their life. What type of advice would you give people for completely adapting to new change and learning new things?

Olga: Well, I discovered that the most important things that people can do to be healthy and happy is to educate themselves. So what I do, I call VITA Academy, the Academy of Life, and there are four H's that the cornerstone of this learning concept.

Todd: Okay. Oh, that's great, so what are the four H's?

Olga: The first H is head, so first you upload a lot of information that is maybe logical, or brainy, and you get knowledge, you kind of understand things.

Todd: Okay, right. So you ... Basically you take in the information and ... Okay, then the next step?

Olga: The next step is to check with yourself if the message that arrived into your head resonates. Do you feel it in your heart?

Todd: Wow, that's pretty good. So also you could probably use your heart to see if it's true, right? Like intuition. Is it something that's believable? If it's something that's true?

Olga: Exactly. You know, you can call it a gut feeling, intuition, talking to angels. I teach bio-resonance, based on that it's how to raise your intuition to pretty much the brain level and understand yourself, but it's not ... Gut feeling is not an H, so I just stick with heart.

Todd: I like that. Okay, so then after the heart you said it's hand?

Olga: Yes. The third level of learning is experiencing it, so using your hands and bringing all this knowledge into your life and seeing how it works.

Todd: Alright, so basically like put something into practice, right? Use it or lose it. If you don't do it, then you're not going to really know it.

Olga: Exactly. Lose it and use it work on all levels. Is there muscles if you don't lose goes into atrophy, same goes for your memory or anything else in your life.

Todd: Oh wow, that's great. Okay, so then the last one is help?

Olga: Yes, so once you understand what to do, you feel that it's the right thing to do, you experience and you saw the positive results, then it's only natural to share your success story and help other people. For me, the best way to learn is by teaching, by helping.

Todd: Oh wow, that's really nice. So recap, so it's head, you take in the information; heart, you know if it's true or not, like does it resonate with you? Hand, you put it into practice; and then help, you actually give.

Olga: Yes, exactly.

Todd: Wow, that's some really good advice. Thanks a lot.

Olga: Most welcome.

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Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary



That is the cornerstone of this learning concept.

A cornerstone is an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based. Notice the following:

  1. Math is the cornerstone of all the sciences.



You upload a lot of information that is maybe logical, brainy,

Something that is brainy is very complex and not easy to understand. Notice the following:

  1. The book was very brainy, but I think I understood it.



The message that arrived into your head resonates.

When something resonates with you, it stays clearly in your mind. Notice the following:

  1. The images of war resonated with the audience.



Raise your intuition

Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Notice the following:

  1. My intuition tells me this sales campaign will not work.

gut feeling


You can call it gut feeling,

A gut feeling is a sense or feeling that something is true, with no proof or evidence to show it is. Notice the following:

  1. My gut feeling tells me I should not take the job.

Use it or lose it


Use it or lose it. If you don't do it, then you're not going to really know it.

The phrase use it or lose it refers to people forgetting skills if they do not use them regularly. Notice the following:

  1. When you study a language, you must use it or lose it.

Vocabulary Quiz

cornerstone • brainy • resonates
intuition • gut feeling • lose it
  1. She is a nerd so she is a bit .
  2. Mothers have an on how their kids feel.
  3. My says we should not do this.
  4. The microchip is the of computing.
  5. This movie with young people.
  6. With language learning, you need to use it or you'll .

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