Go Ahead, Be a Nudge! An Exploration of Nudge Units and Theory
February 9, 2016
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Go ahead, be a nudge! Get up slow poke by Antony Grossy at FlickrPhoto Credit: Antony Grossy
What separates the doers from the non-doers? Internal motivation certainly plays a role, but so do external factors: that’s where the “Nudge Units” come in! Rooted in the work of... Read More...
Feeling Burnt Out? You Could Be Experiencing “Ego Depletion”
July 8, 2015
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Feeling Burnt Out - Man Asleep on Study Books - entitled "Tuesday" by Tim PiercePhoto Credit: Tim Pierce
When we spend too much time working on difficult tasks that require self-control and discipline, our resources become exhausted and we experience a state known as “ego depletion.” In... Read More...
How to Change Behavior: A Theoretical Overview
May 16, 2015
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Baby Steps - How to Change BehaviorPhoto Credit: Juhan Sonin
There are a variety of theories about how to make behavioral changes – either starting something new or eliminating something old. This post reviews some key models for changing behavior, including... Read More...
6 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
January 3, 2015
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Happy New Year by Sally MaloneyPhoto Credit: Sally Maloney
If you’re like the 40 to 50 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, this January you might be hitting the gym, giving up cigarettes, trying to develop better spending habits, or... Read More...
Put a Positive Spin on Your Goals
December 10, 2014
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Photo Credit: Dan White

What are some of your most important goals in life? Do you want to strengthen your relationships with others? Or do you want to prevent conflicts? Do you want to…

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5 Ways to Find Your Momentum
October 15, 2014
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When it comes to any goal directed activity, finding your momentum is key. Momentum, “the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events,” is like high-test fuel in your gas... Read More...
The Secret to Success? True Grit
September 24, 2014
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Secret to Success? True GritPhoto Credit: Celestine Chua
What does it take to be successful? Innate talent? High IQ? Money? Good looks? Social IQ? Turns out, while all of those things can help contribute to success, there’s something else that plays an... Read More...
Can Running Make You Happier and Smarter? Research on the Benefits of Exercise
September 17, 2014
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Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley
Engaging in exercise offers benefits beyond just improving your physical health or losing weight: exercise actually leads to positive changes in the brain! In this post, I’ll explain two ways that... Read More...
Motivation to Change…It’s Intrinsic! A Quick Look at SDT
August 1, 2014
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Original Photo Credit: Hochspannung
Often times, when faced with the prospect of making positive changes in life it can be easy to say, “I don’t have the motivation.” Everyone knows that a lack of motivation can cause problems... Read More...
Lazy is a Four Letter Word: Compassionate ways to Increase Motivation
It is bad enough to want to accomplish things when we just don’t feel we have the time, energy or motivation. So why make yourself feel even worse by calling yourself lazy? Instead, try these 7... Read More...