I’m sure you’ve often been asked, or asked yourself, what is your motivation, when tackling a job or task. But what does that mean?


When you ask the question what motivation means to you, it also begs the questions, “Do I believe in motivation” and, “Do I really need motivation?”  In other words, do you believe you need motivation to succeed in your career and personal goals?


The dictionary defines motivation as something that causes a person to act or a method to provide a motive. Motivation comes with many different faces.  Some you may recognize and some you may not.Continue reading

I’m not sure if it’s the cold weather, or just things going on at work, but I have been feeling a bit down recently. I know these moods occur to us all, and I’m not worried about it, but am just aware of it.

I’m not a fan of the cold, although I don’t like extreme heat either. Give me a range between 10 to 30 degrees and I’m happy. But each winter just seems to get longer, and although it’s not been a bad one by any stretch, I am so looking forward to spring coming. I know it’s around the corner.

But one thing I was interested in was the effect that food has on moods. It’s not an area that I know a lot about, but I know that some foods can give you a natural high. Who hasn’t reached for a chocolate bar to cheer them up?Continue reading