Is Money The Biggest Motivator?

If you haven't watched any video clips by you're in for a treat. In this clip they entertain us with brilliant animation to bring to life Daniel Pink's reporting on the latest Motivation Studies and Research. In particular, the work coming out of MIT pays homage to our very human skills when it comes to MOTIVATION!...more

Premack to the rescue! (How to motivate yourself)

 @tennismama Thanks Colleen :)   I'm trying to put my digital affairs in order before BlogHer12. ...more

Top Ten Food Allergy Lessons-In Honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week

This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week and for what it's worth, as a mother of a son with severe food allergies, I compiled a top ten list of things I have learned along the way, about myself, the process, and myself in the process.  Top Ten Food Allergy Lessons1. The process sometimes stinks, but you have to be vigilant....more

What Drives You?

Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. – Buddha As is our spiritual world to our material world :)  What does a car and you have in common?  I did some thinking... and made a blog post about it on I hope you find it delightfully interesting.   ...more

Take your advice, and make it happen

I wrote a post today on the Better Fit Blog about the advice you would give yourself if you could go back in time five years.  It came to me when I was talking with my husband about what we would have done with our home had we known we would be living here for so long.  We would have changed the flooring, invested in nicer furniture and updated the painting. ...more

Daily Pondering

Those who control their tongue will have a long life. Opening your mouth will ruin you. Being quick at the tongue is not necessarily a good thing, although most think it's the way to be. Silence at times holds far more weight and respect than being

Kicking the abandonment habit (and how others can help)

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Making Him Proud: A Letter From a Student

It's the second day of my English composition class at community college. The assignment for the first ten minutes is for students to write a letter of introduction to me.They freak-out just a wee bit.A letter? To you? Right now?Some start writing almost immediately; some fret and chew their pens a bit. Almost all of them check the clock to see how long this agony? / delight? will last....more
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Is motivation bound to culture?

Reinforcing awareness to the dangers of stereotyping has become second nature to me. As you will notice, despite my beliefs, there is a question that I am burning to ask. Does our cultural background mark our motivation in a particular manner? I occasionally wonder if there our cultural background marks our motivation and ask myself questions about what is the relation between motivation and culture. ...more