Issue 4

June 15, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Welcome to Issue #4 of TLC, the TeamSelfCare weekly newsletter! This week, we’re all about keeping your mind sharp. Get ready to dive into valuable tips and insights that will empower you to boost your mental acuity and enhance your cognitive well-being. So sit back, relax, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and mental rejuvenation. Let’s nurture our minds together!

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Sharpen Your Mind: Unlocking the Potential of Mental Agility

In our fast-paced world, it’s easy for our minds to become overwhelmed with information overload and constant distractions. However, by prioritizing the well-being of our minds, we can tap into a realm of limitless possibilities. This week, we explore practical strategies and exercises to keep your mind sharp and agile.

Exercise Your Brain

Just like physical exercise, our brains need regular workouts to stay in top shape. Engage in activities that challenge your cognitive abilities, such as puzzles, crosswords, or brain-training apps. By regularly flexing your mental muscles, you can enhance memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.

Embrace Lifelong Learning

Never stop learning! Explore new subjects, indulge in hobbies, or enroll in courses to broaden your knowledge. Learning stimulates your brain, creates new neural connections, and fosters a growth mindset. Embrace the joy of discovery and feed your mind with fresh perspectives.

Cultivate Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can significantly improve mental sharpness. By being fully present in the moment, you can reduce stress, enhance focus, and boost creativity. Take time each day to engage in mindfulness exercises, such as meditation or deep breathing, to cultivate clarity and mental resilience.

Prioritize Sleep

Quality sleep is vital for optimal cognitive functioning. During sleep, the brain consolidates information, enhances memory formation, and flushes out toxins. Make sleep a priority by establishing a consistent sleep routine and creating a sleep-friendly environment to ensure your mind is well-rested and ready to take on new challenges.

Nourish Your Brain

A healthy diet plays a crucial role in keeping your mind sharp. Incorporate brain-boosting foods like fatty fish, berries, leafy greens, nuts, and whole grains into your meals. Stay hydrated and limit the consumption of processed foods and sugary snacks, which can hinder cognitive function.

Stay Socially Engaged

Human connections are vital for mental well-being. Engage in meaningful conversations, participate in group activities, or join clubs that align with your interests. Social interaction stimulates the brain, enhances communication skills, and fosters emotional intelligence.

By implementing these practices into your daily routine, you can unlock the full potential of your mind, enhance your mental agility, and enjoy a life filled with intellectual curiosity and growth. Remember, TeamSelfCare is here to support you on your journey to a sharper mind. Together, let’s embrace the power of mental well-being and thrive in a world of endless possibilities.

Ask the Expert: Self-Care Q&A

I’m Rosemary Morretta, a seasoned marketing veteran with four decades of experience under my belt. I’m also a holistic nutritionist and the proud founder of TeamSelfCare. Have some questions on self-care? Ask me anything, and I’ll show you how to kick butt in your business and rock life like a boss!

Below is a question I was asked when I mentioned what I do to a couple of women at a book launch party last weekend. The strategies I’ve listed below are many of the same things I practice myself, so, I know they work.

Question: As a bookstore owner, mom, and fledgling author, I constantly find myself juggling multiple tasks and experiencing brain fog. How can I stay sharp and maintain focus with such a demanding schedule?

Answer: Balancing the demands of entrepreneurship while maintaining mental sharpness can be a real challenge. Here are some strategies to help you stay sharp and focused:

Prioritize Deep Work

Dedicate uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on your most important tasks. Eliminate distractions, set specific goals, and immerse yourself fully in the task at hand. This practice allows you to harness your cognitive abilities to their fullest potential.

Take Regular Breaks

It may seem counterintuitive, but taking breaks actually improves productivity and mental clarity. Incorporate short breaks throughout your day to recharge your brain. Engage in activities like stretching, going for a walk, or practicing mindfulness to refresh your mind and enhance focus.

Delegate and Outsource

Recognize that you don’t have to do everything on your own. Delegate tasks that can be handled by others, and outsource certain responsibilities to free up mental space for critical decision-making and high-value activities.

Practice Stress Management

Chronic stress can take a toll on your mental sharpness. Implement stress management techniques, such as regular exercise, deep breathing exercises, or meditation, to reduce stress levels and promote mental well-being.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Physical well-being is closely linked to mental acuity. Ensure you’re getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and engaging in regular exercise. These lifestyle choices provide the foundation for optimal cognitive functioning.

Engage in Continuous Learning

As an entrepreneur, staying sharp requires staying up-to-date with industry trends and acquiring new knowledge. Dedicate time each week to engage in learning activities, such as reading industry publications, attending webinars, or networking with fellow professionals.

Maintaining mental sharpness is a journey, and it requires consistency and self-care. Implement these strategies into your routine and adapt them to suit your own unique circumstances. By taking care of your mental wellbeing, you’ll not only enhance your focus and productivity but also foster long-term success as an entrepreneur.

Recipe of the Week: Eat Yourself Smart

Each week I include a recipe which shows how to harness the power of food to improve well-being and deal with common health concerns.

Brainiac Brunch Delight

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 350

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  3. Push the quinoa to one side of the skillet and crack the eggs on the other side.
  4. Cook the eggs to your desired doneness (e.g., sunny-side-up, over-easy, or scrambled).
  5. Season the quinoa and eggs with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the eggs between two plates.
  7. Top the eggs with the cooked quinoa and spinach leaves.
  8. Arrange avocado slices, walnuts, and blueberries on top.
  9. Sprinkle with an additional pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.

Serve the Brainiac Brunch Delight warm and enjoy!

Nutritional Reasons Why Each Ingredient is Good for Keeping You Sharp

Quinoa: Packed with complex carbohydrates, quinoa provides a steady supply of glucose to fuel the brain. It also contains essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that support cognitive function.

Eggs: Eggs are rich in choline, a nutrient important for memory and brain development. They also contain vitamins B6 and B12, which support neurotransmitter production and cognitive health.

Avocado: Loaded with healthy fats, avocados contribute to improved blood flow and assist in the absorption of essential nutrients. They are rich in vitamin E, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cognitive decline.

Spinach: This leafy green is a powerhouse of nutrients, including antioxidants and folate. These compounds help protect the brain from oxidative stress and support cognitive function.

Walnuts: Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play a crucial role in brain health and are known to enhance memory and cognitive performance. They also provide antioxidants and vitamin E.

Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants and flavonoids, blueberries help combat inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain. Studies suggest that regular blueberry consumption may improve memory and cognitive function.

By combining these brain-boosting ingredients in the delightful Brainiac Brunch, you’re treating your taste buds while nourishing your mind. So, indulge in this scrumptious dish and let your brain thank you for the extra TLC!

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Quote of the Week

“In the fast-paced world of business, staying sharp means staying agile. Embrace change, seize opportunities, and lead with a growth mindset.” – Meg Whitman

This quote emphasizes the importance of adaptability and a growth mindset for entrepreneurs. In the rapidly evolving business landscape, staying sharp is all about being agile. It encourages entrepreneurs to embrace change, seize opportunities, and approach challenges with a mindset focused on growth and continuous improvement. By staying flexible and open-minded, entrepreneurs can navigate uncertainties and position themselves for success in an ever-changing business environment.

Weekly Meditation

Welcome to this week’s guided meditation for entrepreneurs, the Smart Mind Flow.

Begin by finding a comfortable position, sitting with your back straight and your feet grounded on the floor. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, allowing any tension in your body to melt away. With each breath, feel yourself becoming more relaxed and centered.

As an entrepreneur, your mind is your most valuable asset. This guided meditation is designed to help you embrace sharpness, enhance mental clarity, and tap into your fullest potential.

Take a moment to reflect on the value of keeping sharp in your entrepreneurial journey. Remind yourself that a sharp mind enables you to make sound decisions, think creatively, and navigate challenges with resilience.

Now, bring your attention to your breath. Notice the natural rhythm of inhaling and exhaling. With each breath, imagine a radiant energy entering your body, filling you with vitality and clarity.

As you continue to breathe, visualize yourself surrounded by a calming and serene environment. It could be a peaceful forest, a tranquil beach, or any place that brings you a sense of tranquility.

In this serene space, envision a beam of light shining down upon you, illuminating your mind and bringing forth clarity. Feel this light infusing every cell of your being, awakening your senses, and sharpening your focus.

Now, let’s explore the power of intention. Set an intention for this meditation, focusing on the aspect of sharpness you wish to cultivate. It could be mental acuity, creativity, resilience, or any other quality that resonates with you as an entrepreneur.

With your intention set, bring your attention to your mind. Notice any thoughts or distractions that may arise. Acknowledge them without judgment and gently release them, allowing your mind to settle into a state of stillness and clarity.

As you continue to breathe, imagine a stream of pure, vibrant energy flowing through your mind. Picture this energy sharpening your cognitive abilities, enhancing your memory, and boosting your problem-solving skills.

Now, take a moment to reflect on the value of self-care and its direct impact on your mental sharpness. Recognize that by nurturing your well-being, you create a strong foundation for sustained focus, creativity, and success as an entrepreneur.

As we near the end of this meditation, express gratitude for the opportunity to cultivate sharpness and harness your mental powers. Take a final deep breath, feeling the energy of clarity and sharpness radiating within you.

When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and bring your awareness back to the present moment. Carry the sense of sharpness with you as you continue your entrepreneurial journey, knowing that by nurturing your mind, you unlock limitless possibilities.

Regular practice of this guided meditation can help you sharpen your focus, enhance mental clarity, and maintain a resilient mindset – all of which are invaluable qualities for entrepreneurs in the dynamic world of business.

Affirmation of the Week

“I embrace the power of sharpness within me. I am focused, alert, and capable of navigating any challenge that comes my way.”


Take a moment each morning, preferably before starting your workday, to recite this affirmation. Find a quiet space where you can be present with your thoughts and feelings.

Why You Should Do It

Affirmations have the remarkable ability to rewire our thoughts and beliefs. By repeating this affirmation regularly, you are affirming your commitment to staying sharp and harnessing the power of your mind as an entrepreneur.

Benefits You Will Receive

Enhanced Focus

By affirming your focus, you train your mind to remain attentive and concentrated on the tasks at hand. This increased focus allows you to make clearer decisions and execute with precision.

Heightened Alertness

By acknowledging and embracing your innate alertness, you activate your senses and become more attuned to opportunities and potential pitfalls. This heightened state of awareness enables you to respond swiftly and adapt to changing circumstances.

Resilience in Challenges

Affirming your capability to navigate challenges empowers you to face obstacles with confidence and resilience. You will find that setbacks become stepping stones for growth, as you maintain a positive mindset and find solutions even in the face of adversity.

Empowered Mindset

By affirming your ability to overcome obstacles, you cultivate an empowered mindset that supports your entrepreneurial journey. This positive mindset fuels your motivation, creativity, and determination to achieve your goals.

Affirmations are powerful tools that shape our thoughts, beliefs, and actions. By consistently practicing this weekly affirmation, you align your mind with the qualities of sharpness and unlock your full potential as an entrepreneur. Embrace the power within you and navigate the business landscape with unwavering focus, alertness, and resilience.

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Wrapping Up!

Thank you for being a part of this week’s edition of TLC, TeamSelfCare’s weekly newsletter! We hope you found valuable insights and practical tips to nurture your entrepreneurial brain and prioritize self-care. As always, we’re here to support you on your journey to well-being and success.

If you have any self-care needs, ideas, or suggestions that you would like us to cover in future newsletters, we would love to hear from you! Simply reply to this email or reach out to us at Your feedback is essential in helping us tailor our content to your specific needs.

Don’t forget to join the waitlist for our upcoming membership program, Back to Basics, which opens in July. As a member, you’ll gain access to free evidence-based self-care resources, including weekly challenges, eBooks, recipe packs, self-care tools, journals, planners, and more. It’s an opportunity to deepen your self-care practice and elevate your well-being as an entrepreneur.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Brainiac Brunch Delight recipe we shared in this newsletter. If you decide to give it a try, let us know what you thought about it! Your feedback and culinary experiences are valuable to us and the TeamSelfCare community.

Remember, keeping your brain sharp is not just beneficial for your personal growth but also for your success as an entrepreneur. A healthy entrepreneurial brain allows you to navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and sustain long-term productivity. So, make self-care and cognitive well-being a priority in your journey to achieving greatness.

Stay tuned for more self-care insights, strategies, and resources in the upcoming editions of TLC. We’re committed to empowering you on your path to holistic well-being and entrepreneurial success.

Take care of yourself and keep that entrepreneurial brain sharp!

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