Motivation Monday – Man runs 7 marathons on 7 Continents for his wife who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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With minimal training, an unlikely athlete takes on the World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.  A devoted husband has completed seven of the world’s toughest marathons in seven days for his childhood sweetheart.

Ted Jackson, 42, from Surrey, has ran 182 miles through the icy blizzards and desert terrain for his wife, Sophie, 40, who suffers from multiple sclerosis – an incurable neurological disease.

The father-of-four, has raised more than £160,000 from running the marathons in seven continents, which took more than 45 hours to complete.

Survival of the Fittest – Blue Eyes might lead to Alcoholism

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According to Yahoo News, people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one. 

Reporting in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, the researchers find that among European-Americans, those with light-colored eyes — described as ones that are green, gray, and brown in the center — have higher rates of alcohol dependency than Euro-Americans with dark brown eyes; that link is strongest in blue-eyed people. 

“We still don’t know the reason,” researcher Dawei Li says in a University of Vermont press release, but they do know that the very genes that determine eye color are situated along the same chromosome as genes that are known to be linked to alcohol dependency. 

It’s not the first time the eye color-alcohol link has been found: A 2000 study arrived at a similar conclusion, noting that among one sample set of women, dark-eyed females averaged 4.91 drinks in the last month to light-eyed females’ 5.78. 

Blue eyes also correlate with other attributes, including lower pain tolerance and higher competitiveness, reports Medical Daily. “This suggests an intriguing possibility — that eye color can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis,” says lead researcher Arvis Sulovari. The researchers say these findings could help us better understand the roots of not only alcoholism but other psychiatric illnesses as well.

Check out our article on How to keep your Eyes Health

Weekend Inspiration – All you need is Love (Beatles)

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Motivation Monday – Do what you love because Life is a Trap (Joe Rogan)

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QUESTION: ARE YOU ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY OR ARE YOU JUST PAYING THE BILLS?

Here, comedian Joe Rogan talks about work and meaning in his own unique style, asking some important (and sometimes uncomfortable) questions about what our purpose is as a society, and as an individual. Aren’t we supposed to be contributing? He asks. Is contributing the same as working? Rogan concludes that these two things are entirely separate, at least in most cases, and has some thought-provoking advice for anyone who is stuck in a job they hate…follow your dreams instead.

WEEKEND INSPIRATION – A FATHER’S LOVE, THE STORY OF DIC & RICK HOYT (FATHER & SON TRIATHLETE)

This is the story of Dick & Rick Hoyt, the most inspirational father and son team to race in an Ironman.

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Motivation Monday – Psychology of Self-Motivation (Scott Geller)

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Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One’s Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in “The Psychology of Self-Motivation.” 

What moves you? – Tell us what inspires you

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Weekend Inspiration – Know your Worth

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A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands-on started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you – but first, let me do this.”

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up.

He then asked, “who still wants it”?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well, “he replied, “what if I do this?”

He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”
Still the hands went in the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you.

The worth of your lives come not in what we do or who we know, but by… WHO WE ARE!”

Know your value.

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Does this Motivate you or Make you Laugh? – Shia LaBeouf delivers the most intense motivational speech of all-time

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Weekend Inspiration – A 92-year-old Cancer Survivor became the Oldest Woman to finish a Marathon

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Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, of North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was greeted by well-wishers as she crossed the finish line. The 92-year-old cancer survivor got into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

“I’m fine, they’re really pampering me here,” Thompson said in a firm, joyful voice as people all around her shouted congratulations.

This was her 17th Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and, by far, the hardest.

“It’s always harder but this year has been a bad year for me,” she said, adding her husband died in January following a lingering illness and she battled a staph infection in one of her legs.

“I couldn’t train very well because my husband was very ill and I had to be with him for some time and then when he died in January I had some treatments on my leg,” she said. “I was just really thrilled that I could finish today.”

The oldest woman to previously complete a marathon was Gladys Burrill, who was 92 years and 19 days old when she completed the 2010 Honolulu Marathon.

Thompson is 92 years, 65 days old, according to race organizers.

Aren’t you insipred? Can’t use that I’m too old motto now can you?

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