Consider How Your Environment Inspires & Motivates You

How important is environment when we talk about being inspired and motivated? It’s easy to blame the absence of confidence in our work on lack of talent, motivation, time or any number of reasons that seem valid. These reasons are not entirely invalid; in fact, some can matter quite a bit. Yet the one we do not often give enough …

The Akrasia Effect & The Art of Procrastination

What is the Akrasia Effect and What does it have to do with Procrastination? Simply put, the Akrasia Effect is what happens when a human being establishes an intention or plan and does not follow through with it. It is the state of mind where you have all of the facts and information to make a proper and positive decision …

Motivation: Now With Science!

There Is A Scientific Reason For “Creating” Motivation For Yourself When someone has the passion and drive to do something they love, whether it be a hobby such as surfing, or, if they’re lucky enough, a career, quite often it will take up a lot of their time. This is time they are willing to give up for it because …

Teenage Depression is not a Phase

Teenage Depression is a very Real & Growing Issue in the U.S. It’s a well known fact that the teenage years are defined by periods of high stress, drama, and – of course – plenty of angst. Between anxiety over having a date to the Prom and the stress of balancing AP classes and college applications, it’s understandable that teens …

Understanding Teenage Risk-taking Behavior

Teenage Risk-taking Behavior is Nothing New Whether you’re reading this article and you’re a teenager or you were a teenager at some point, it’s safe to say that the majority of you engaged in risk-taking behavior during those years. It’s part of growing up, it’s practically expected and you may even have fond memories of some of it! Yet, is …

Identifying the Signs & Symptoms of Teenage Depression

How can you tell if someone is suffering from teenage depression? The body and mind go through a multitude of changes during puberty and teenage years. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a bratty outburst and sincere anger issues. Or, in this case, whether or not your child is simply upset sometimes or genuinely suffers from …

How to Identify and Cope with Teenage Anxiety and Stress

What is Teenage Anxiety and Stress? It is a well-known fact that young people experience stress and anxiety due to a multitude of reasons during their teenage years. It is also typical that these two are actually symptoms of a much larger and often underlying undiagnosed issue. Advances in the fields of psychology psychiatry have defined a wide variety of …

10 Ted Talks to Watch for Personal Growth and Inspiration

10 Ted Talks for personal growth

Looking for some inspiration to improve your life?  These 10 Ted Talks will help you do exactly that. I share them often in my coaching groups and with my clients.  Below are the video links and summaries directly from Ted.com. Simon Sinek- How great leaders inspire action Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting …

A Poem for Workaholics

Workaholic

Meaningless Supreme   I woke early this morning Stepped out and greeted the Sun. Her amber smile glowed against my face, Excited, she gave me a hug.   Little time passed in our conversation Before we rushed to our routines. Father Time, with watch in hand Scolded us to leave!   Daily chores and work required, Deadlines maneuvered to at …