This is my escape, what's yours?!

Every sense is activated – the feeling of the wind in my face, the beautiful scenery portraying an array of vibrant colors, the sound of the rumbling engine underneath me, the whiff of fresh pine needles during a Spring morning, and the taste of my wintergreen gum. I am being pulled to this present moment as if I had no choice, with no worries about yesterday and no apprehensions about tomorrow. I’m experiencing everything, yet, being distracted by nothing.

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Intrinsic Motivation and Sex Energy - Say what?

Intrinsic motivation is the itch before the scratch, the ache before the rub, and the engine rev before the race. It drives you to action because of an irresistible impulse not because you have to, or want to, but because you need to. Intrinsic motivation is the potential energy before the explosion of kinetic energy pushing you into action!

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Reward the Smart Way!

(And how to get their optimal performance!)

As brain science continues to evolve and advance our understanding of the brain, we are presented with new insights that challenge our current and previous ideologies of dealing with the human psyche.

If you are a manager, business owner, parent, older sibling, or simply a pet owner, then this article is for you.

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Bee Motivated

Are you busy as a bee? I love this phrase because if no one else, our little black and yellow friends really have it figured out. Let’s attempt to forget for a moment that when a bee is in sight most of us tend to prance around like little girls flapping your arms like penguins – because I want to talk about something they certainly have, that you may not!

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Tempted? Addicted? Create a GAP!

Changing a behavior?  Create a GAP!

I always find it amazing that so many people actually survive college. When I say ‘survive’, I’m not referring to surviving a heavy class schedule, ten-page essays, or scary mid-terms; I mean it quite literally. How do we make it out alive?

During my college days, my roommate and I decided to invest in a Kegerator (need picture?) which allowed for an abundant and ever-flowing supply of beer. When it was sloshing with fluid, we continued to consume; quite quickly and efficiently. If beer was a diet plan, we’d be in better shape than Jillian Michaels.

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Interview with “The Reflector”

Interview with The Reflector

I was contacted the other day by a nice lady, Joanna, at our local newspaper about possibly writing a feature article about the website! I thought this was pretty cool and definitely had some fun with it. Here’s how it went down…

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Emotional Battles – Learning Comes After

Emotional Battles - Learning Comes After!

We have emotional battles we face every day – stemming from an argument with a friend or loved one, a disagreement with a co-worker, or difficulties on the home-front. Life has a way of throwing a few grenades our way to shake things up, and it’s how we handle these situations that determines if we can throw the grenade back or if it explodes in our face.

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Create an Environment that Promotes Success

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Everyday I see people failing to apply this simple concept in many areas of their life: limit your ability to fail by setting up your environment for success. If you are trying to create a new habit or stop a negative one, then keep reading!

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Set Your Day’s Pace – Before Putting on Your Socks

Set Your Pace!

Lately I’ve noticed a trend in my ability to concentrate, be productive, and have more energy throughout the day (hence the recent articles related to energy levels). Just as a swimmer or sprinter may attribute his loss to a slow start at the sound of the gun, I attribute my snail-like pace throughout the day to a slow start at the buzzer… from my alarm clock.

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Top 10 Techniques to Kill ALL Your Energy

Too Much Energy?  Try these techniques!

After writing the Caffeine Love Story, I realized that this was only one of the many fabulous methods I used to zap all my energy. That being said, I decided to sit down and come up with 10 fully guaranteed methods to eliminate all natural energy reserves you may currently possess. In short, if you love sleeping, then this article is for you.

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