Achievement and Attachment

One of the most difficult life lessons to learn is that emotional attachment to your desired outcomes, objectives and goals is a double-edged sword. Yes, emotional energy gives life to your objectives and goals. Be passionate and excited about what you want to see manifested in the world! But understand that the process matters, the… Continue reading Achievement and Attachment

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Urge to Quit is Brain-Based, According to Science

Findings offer new insight into the complex world of motivation and reward by discovering the science behind giving up. The study is among the first to describe the effects of the complex nociception modulatory system. The researchers said this discovery could lead to helping people find motivation when they are depressed and conversely decrease motivation… Continue reading Urge to Quit is Brain-Based, According to Science

Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes

This is Nate. Nate is a Superhero. Yeah, I know, no cape & no cool suit. But he has a superpower. Several, actually, along with an amazing origin story. You see, Nate suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the age of 2. He was diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury. So his first… Continue reading Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes

Badass or Buffoonish?

When confronted with a fitness, strength or performance challenge, your first instinct might be to say “I CAN do this!” Self-confidence and motivation are important. Critical to both short- and long-term success, really. So getting fired up to conquer a physical challenge can be a great thing. Maybe even heroic! Unless it’s not. Sometimes, that… Continue reading Badass or Buffoonish?

“Us” vs. “Them”…

To the amazement of many who know me, I have stayed out of the political fray throughout the entire 2016 Presidential election cycle, with the exception of writing this post here: Thoughts on Being Right and Speaking Life I’m currently working on a post-election follow-up piece, but wanted to share this with you. This was… Continue reading “Us” vs. “Them”…

What’s YOUR Mountain?

Very short post today… In fact, I have only one question… What’s YOUR mountain? Fear, finances, body image, addiction, relationships…whatever your mountain is, the only way to the top is to climb. You can wallow or you can climb…which will YOU choose? James 1:2-4 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Mark 11:23-24

Nourish Body and Soul

When you’ve poured into others all weekend. When you’ve allowed yourself to be vulnerable and available all weekend. When you’ve committed mind, body, heart and soul to changing the world by answering the challenge of fitness… The best thing to do is to nourish your body and feed your soul… After an amazing weekend presenting… Continue reading Nourish Body and Soul

Listen to the One Voice…

South Mountain Trails in Phoenix, Arizona… Just tackled this off-trail climb. When I looked up and the tiny voice in my head said “don’t,” the stronger voice…His voice, said “We got this!” This was about a 300 foot climb up a 45 degree slope with loose rocks, cactus, thickets and brambles. I’m a 54 year… Continue reading Listen to the One Voice…