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About Me




The Short:


My name is Rachel Miller, and I created The Collective Mind to share strategies to MASTER those unwanted, annoying and disrupting mental barriers that often hold us back from being our best selves. 


I am a Bachelor of Foods and Nutrition and a Licensed Mental Health Nurse, and I research new strategies to make behavioural change easier. I incorporate principles from behavioural science research and philosophy to help you learn how to make desired choices EASIER so you can live the life you REALLY want. So you can stop trying to do the “right” thing and make it so that what you ultimately want aligns with your desire.


I will show you how to:


  • STOP fighting against your natural inclinations and make desired changes EASIER.
  • Obtain the things you REALLY want, not by force, willpower, or restraint, but through mastering your desires.
  • Feel confident in your ability to do what you decide when you decide. To make a choice and know you will follow through. 


If you would like to learn how to make desired choices EASIER and transform your desires to align with what you REALLY want, then sign up below to receive PRIORITY access to new content and special offers.



The Long:


I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my wife and dog.


Until a few years ago, I felt powerless and out of control. I tried to hide and ignore the effects of my past, including childhood sexual abuse, trauma from religion, sexual orientation, and grief. I experienced many years of disordered eating and addiction as a result.


In 2015, everything that I’d been running from–the past, the trauma–finally caught up to me. I found myself in one of my lowest places, struggling deeply with addiction and depression. I felt like my greatest saboteur and that there was nothing I could do to change it.


I don’t remember why, but one day, I decided to pick up a book. I came across a simple passage that had a striking impact on me. It read, “live each day until bedtime.” Something about this made so much sense to me—and inspired me!


I began to create little, daily assignments for myself to get through each day. Just 3 things: walk the dog for 30 minutes, cut 10 brambles, read 1 chapter—things like that. Small, simple actions. In the subtlest of ways, this began a massive transformation in my life. It laid the foundation for a new relationship with myself, one where I was no longer my greatest enemy but my most trusted ally, strength and support. I could finally depend on myself and follow through on what I told myself to do.


Fast forward to now, and I have gained a grounding sense of freedom in my life! 


  • Things that I always thought I’d struggle with no longer enslave me, including substance use and restrictive/binge-eating behaviours. I now have a consistent and enjoyable relationship with food and my body—something I never thought possible for myself. 


  • Things I never imagined I’d be able to move past, I have confronted and confidently overcome—some of the darkest places of my mind and past: overcoming childhood sexual abuse and confronting and reconciling with the person involved, and coming out to my deeply religious family.


Through the many setbacks along the way and years of research in behavioural and nutrition sciences and philosophy, I’ve learned that the key to overcoming those mental barriers is not militant force and discipline but a gentle repetition of actions. The only way to create lasting, genuine change is to make it natural. Your new normal.


I want to share those same things that helped me so you can:


  • Consistently feel in control of your mind, thoughts, and behaviours
  • Create yourself into the person you want–before you feel ready
  • Make desired changes easier and enjoyable!



The Collective Mind is not for everyone:


Most people are content to accept their present norm for what it is—to accept their habits and natural ways of thinking and being. And that’s OK! For them.


But if you are not easily satisfied, if you are unwilling to accept the effects of your past, your natural inclinations and thinking, and if you are ever-hungry to discover what more is possible for yourself–then welcome!


My question for you is this:


  • What do you want to want? Not what do you want right this second, but, ideally, what do you want? If you could create your ideal normal, what would that look like? What would you think, feel, and desire? What would be your habits, behaviours, or personality? Why can’t you have that now? 


  • Through my own personal transformation and experience, my experience as mental health nurse and through mentorship and training, I have learned invaluable insights and skills to make desired change easier, enjoyable, and sustainable! I want to share these with you to make it easier for you to achieve the desires you set for yourself. I hope to empower you to choose what you ideally want, before you want it, and make it happen. 


I post 1-2 minute reads every Tuesday and Friday that offer an idea, strategy, or perspective to achieve a desired outcome. I am in the process of developing specific, targeted tools related to mindset for achieving and maintaining goals around diet/eating habits. Sign up below to receive priority access to new content and special offers.  


If you’d like to know more about me or what I’m working on, please feel free to contact me through email at thecollectivemind.ca@gmail.com


Talk to you soon!

 – Rachel 

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