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Three Performance Factors Used to Resolve Big Problems

While scrolling through LinkedIn, I came across Simon Sinek’s post of a quote from Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick. An image of a mosquito was paired with the quote: “If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Can the literal size of the mosquito compared […]

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Solutions connecting design and performance begin with understanding sensory needs. When hypersensitive to an environments one response is avoidance.

How To Thrive When You Are Hypersensitive to Environments

Does just thinking about being certain places exhaust you? If each has similar traits then you might be hypersensitive to environments. Knowing your sensory needs simplifies solving the connect between design factors and excelling performance. When a person is hypersensitive to an environment the most noticeable response will be avoidance. Interior design factors effecting the hypersensitive, […]

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Why Inhaling Lavender or Coffee Effects Work

Inhaling scents directly effects moodiness. A scent like coffee may become a game changer in the workplace. Yet, which scents are truly helping or hindering work? Unity, health, and confidence may be produced by just one scent. We may create a common place by using external factors because they effect each of our internal factors. This second annual […]

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Three Talent Management Strategies Developing Multi-generational Workforce

Across generations, creating meaning at work is key to being. We use Being here to capture identity, self-awareness, and tolerance. Talent management practices that engage a multi-generational workforce are informed by an understanding of the influences and values of each generation.  Incorporating trends such as: Baby Boomers crave contributing. Generation Xers seek clear logic for their work tasks. Millennials want to […]

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How To Recognize Which Skills Make Life Harder

Every day we are naturally a part of stories revealing the best or worst skills. Activities, including storytelling, share which skill sharpened in lieu of another. Do you know which skills make life harder for you? When we experience unhappiness, frequent illness or other life hardening conditions we are likely sharpening the culprits.  cer] When in doubt, probably a quick measure could […]

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These Benchmarking Tools Unify Employees

Hot days, less clothes, more irritable? Geographical climates probably influence behaviors including activity and mood levels. Much as everyone benefits from being prepared for weather adversities, businesses are learning same goes for the climate of the workplace. Benchmarking tools unify employees by being prepared so they become the vision, protect quality of work, and support healthy behaviors. […]

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How To Be An Effective Multigenerational Workforce

Managing an effective multigenerational workforce requires tolerance and transformative thinking. Our generation membership is a contextual factor that affects our communication and work styles, and also our values and perceptions. The Doing, Being, Becoming Model from occupational therapy offers an effective managerial approach. This model establishes a collaborative work environment that harnesses the strengths of each […]

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Gallup reported 68% of U.S. employees were not engaged. Workforces creating value do these two things for fostering productive habits and routines.

Workforces Creating Value Do Habits

Gallup reported 68% of United States employees in 2015 were not engaged. As a result employees are not doing their work. Workforces creating value do strengthening activities. So, their work ethic, work style, habits and routines are naturally creating organizational values. Observing others doing brings opportunities to understand their values. Therefore, it strengthens team-based performance, and […]

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How do organizations change employee behaviors?

A multi-generational workplace is naturally diverse with good and maybe not-so-good behaviors. So, how do organizations change employee behaviors? Unify the people, environment, and brand with what is most relevant: each employee. Where clarity exists there’s also a notion of rewarding conditions. Consequently, constancy of circumstances lead affective working conditions. Jocelyn Goldfein along with her executive team became […]

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Wellbeing Design Diary: Sound

What’s one sound that doesn’t persuade you to look up from a task? Wellbeing design addresses sounds that distract and motivate. After all, our sensations are a necessary support. Design Sensibility aligns sensory desires with goal achievements. One distractive sound addressed in recent years is smartphone notifications. How do you react when your favorite song […]

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Wellbeing Design Diary: Process

Which sounds appealing: Health By Program or Health By Process? Google defines ‘program’ as a planned series of future events, items, or performances. Alternatively, ‘process’ is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. Do programs engage creativity? Programs follow plans: a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something. A […]

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Wellbeing Design Diary: Awareness

Wellbeing Design Diary: Awareness

How is mental and physical awareness important to health, relationships, a meaningful life? WholeBeSM is a process used personally and shared as a coach. Perfection is unattainable, so the method repurposes passion. In conclusion,  rewards of victory! There are effective nuggets of this method and process. This diary will share what, how and why wellbeing + design […]

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Three Effective Steps to Manage Millennials In The Workplace

For the past several years I’ve been listening to managers complain about millennials in the workplace. They say “they’re a problem to the workplace and peers. They act as if they are entitled.” Millennials are different. Simon Sinek explains four characteristics to why milennials are who they are: parenting (style), impatience, technology, and environment. Sinek stated that […]

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Daytime inactivity, and poor health are contributors to poor sleep. What about work burdening days? The high cost of our basic need for sleep is real. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

The High Cost Of Work Burdening The Basic Need For Sleep

Imagine what your lifestyle will be like when you are ninety years old. Is it burdening basic needs due to the high cost life’s chaos presents or is it polar opposite? Will you substitute work at ninety for other activities or will you reel in all that work from today as a trophy, to sit […]

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Cultural awareness may be towards blame or to matchmake satisfaction with performance through person, task, and environment. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Blame Or Matchmake? How To Improve Work Satisfaction and Performance

The fabric of cultural awareness in the workplace may be threaded towards blame or to matchmake satisfaction with performance. This interweaving includes three things: person, task, and environment. PERSON There are two overarching roles in the workplace: the leader and the employee. Gallup’s How Millenials Want To Work And Live shared the “Big Six” changes the […]

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Do you believe the tree can be a muse to design and health? Read six reasons why this ecological frame of mind is subtle but powerful. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Why I Look To The Trees For Design and Health Continuity

Today there is an absorbent amount of information readily available for whatever issue is at hand. People are becoming more specialized and willingly ready or already sharing what they know. Since childhood, I look to the trees for continuity. Last year I heard Ed Catmul say “art is about seeing,” as he explained how he created […]

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How To Become Grounded, Resilient, and Self-Aware

Every person will deal with at least one major life event. A two year study of 2,106 people identified the birth of a first child caused the most significant impact on wellbeing. The remaining three were divorce, unemployment, or death of a spouse. The event of suicide is so common amongst Japanese and Korean employees that it’s […]

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The belief pain or tingling will go away on it's own is cause for transference of the core issue at hand. Try these three remedies for the pain to stop. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Remedies For The Pain To Stop

Prepare for severe, future health issues if pain or numbness in the hand, arm, leg or foot is ignored. Pain remedies may cause transference of the core issue at hand (pun intended). Below are three safe remedies for the pain stop. Googling remedies will bring an assortment of opinions and facts. How do you know […]

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Unite the wellbeing of people and cultures through these health resources that energize body and mind tactics identified as spirituality. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How to Energize Body and Mind with Spirituality

The stigma behind spirituality is a alive and strong. People suggest avoiding conversations on religion but spirituality is a health resource. More medical professionals are discussing spirituality with their patients to energize body and mind needs. Pain, stress, and trauma effects mind, body, and soul. Wellbeing is an active process to increase awareness and make […]

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Behaviors from being easily distracted and distressed have been researched since the 1960's. It's solvable by modifying hypersensitive behaviors. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Why Becoming Easily Distressed and Distracted Is Solvable

Does it seem there are more days then less when someone (maybe yourself) is avoiding activities to cope? Behaviors from being easily distracted and distressed have been researched since the 1960’s with intense focus on the central nervous system’s response to sensations. The results are a failure to modify sensory intake sufficiently and perceptual instability. In […]

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Individual's daily resources that constitute as their wellbeing inevitably differ. Do employer's know how to solve for diversity? photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Why Individual’s Wellbeing Differ and How to Solve It

It’s easy to identify that person who’s in the midst of something novel to the norm of every day life. The reinforcement appears in their dialogue that its something everyone needs. It could be a fresh approach to storing things or the empowerment from a new app. Although, swapping out something new for something old […]

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Our bodies are the evidence of what type of fuel is used. Which of these fuels the ability to focus? The evidence will show up with aging. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Which of These Fuels the Ability to Focus?

It’s the start of one of those work day’s that required every effort to make it to the gym. There’s the smell of coffee lingering at work mixed with the aroma of fresh bagels beside a buffet of cream cheese choices. The apples don’t have any odor but their shiny appearance jogs memory of the […]

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Commit to the justice of a quality by knowing performance opportunities for communicating rights, responsibilities and liberties for productive change. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How To Commit To the Justice of a Quality Life

When and where was the last time you experienced a creeping internal sensation of gnawing fury? It may be a feeling like you’re doing too much of something. Another may be you don’t have the resources to accomplish the task at hand. Occupational literacy is the first step to commit to the justice of a quality of […]

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Not being heard may sting but there are words, actions, and self-preparation strategies to boost morale. How do you use your voice when no one is listening?

How to Use Your Voice When No One is Listening

One common source of stress is not being heard. This takes form in many ways but the outcome is often similar: a blow to morale. What’s the next step past that initial sting? Below are words, actions, and lifestyle strategies following the biological breakdown of how to you use your voice when no one is […]

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Presenteeism, absenteeism, and daydreaming are 3 lazy symptoms within a culture with weak values. How do you know if an employee is lazy or value-driven? photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How Do You Know If An Employee is Lazy or Value-driven?

Every culture carries undertones of expectations or commonalities. For example, where there are four seasons it’s common that productivity slows during summer months and the days between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. Businesses reduce expectations with anticipation their employee’s work performance will change. Is this a wise approach to managing production?  When we narrow productivity […]

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The brain is complex but it's your treasure with many jewels meant to be discovered and refined. Here are 15 insights on how to train your brain. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

15 Insights on How To Train Your Brain

Do you adhere daily to the fact that all you surround yourself with PLUS what you ingest trains or alters your brain? The optimistic person we share a space with, the composition of brass instruments in music, or salad verses fries can make all the difference. Cognitive science is linking biology with cultural experiences. Science […]

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Are you tired of feeling bloated or depleted of energy? We've got 18 diet resources listed below that will empower your life. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

18 Diet Resources That Will Empower Your Life

Are you fed up with your eating habits? Are you tired of feeling bloated or depleted of energy? We’ve got 18 diet resources listed below that will empower your life. Doctor Norm Boeve has witnessed the strain obesity contributes to a person’s skeletal system and overall health. “Everything you put in your mouth works toward […]

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Have you seen how sensory integration improves work results? The science behind productivity is knowing how your central nervous system works. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Have You Seen Sensory Integration Improve Work Results?

Recently I watched this hilarious story that James McAvoy shared on the BBC Graham Norton Show. In his attempt to vulnerably communicate to a recipient who spoke a different language he appeared to confess the forbidden. If you have seen or experienced sensory integration improve work results then James’ experience is relatable. Sensations are like languages. […]

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We're dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Eighteen Tips For A Remarkably Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

The holiday weekend is here! Does that mean scrap your healthy lifestyle? We’re dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. Below are three awareness tips within the six lifestyle goals we collaborate with our Clients on. RAINY DAYS MAKES WAY FOR INDOOR […]

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Knowing what stress is, how it spreads, and how it's good will directly point the need to act when tension is present. Here are scientific-proven methods. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How Stress Spreads and Proven Methods to Stop It

Two employees walk into the office one regularly-scheduled work day morning. They respectfully go their separate desks, set down their belongings but cling to the  unnerving chaos experienced moments before work. Here are two cases of three people revealing how stress may spread along with methods to stop it. What are employees to do with […]

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A workplace that doesn't shame fear will allow employees to thrive. Here's how to improve performance through the uniqueness of each employee. Photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How To Use Fear to Motivate Performance

Shaming fear is squandering one’s ability to thrive. Fear is common. How do you and your culture use it? An atmosphere the supports the wellbeing of their employees and their families allows fear into the workplace. This act is endorsed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Americans with Disabilities Act. Healthy initiatives breaks down […]

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Elective power begins with mental reflection of words, sights, sounds, smells, textures. All directly effect health. What if they were your employees? photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Think of Your Health As If It Were Your Employee

Following 173 pages of short stories, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki instantly empowers.  At the time I read this finances were strained but there was a quick reveal for motion into better health by page two. Robert’s first proficient fact: schools focus on scholastic and professional skills, not money or finance. Where the reveal occurred was […]

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Desperate to change? These three are guaranteed success.

We may all take a lesson on programs from Benjamin Franklin’s attempt to achieve moral perfection. Ben outlined thirteen virtues then created a program requiring daily check marks to track his adherence. As he exceeded with check marks in one virtue he shifted focus to the next virtue while continuing to track the later. As […]

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A Sensory Cravers constantly engages, therefore the desire persists to seek more. More. More! Movement brings enjoyment and satisfaction. photo courtesy CKO Kickboxing Grand Rapids

What No One Tells You About Your Cravings

Do you have an insatiable drive for enhanced experiences? This magical central nervous system response coined in the occupational therapy field as Sensory Craving, may also bring distress. Over the past 20 years I’ve facilitated sensory needs for the mild to severe cases in adults and children. Fortunate for me…because I’m a mild Sensory Craver. […]

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Workplace abuse leaves two choices for their leaders: deny change, or be open to it. The secret plot to explode it? A culture with this character trait. photo courtesy @tangojuilette

Workplace Abuse and the Secret Plot To Explode It

The workplace seeks to build and fulfill marketplace relationships. It secures revenue. Is the character of marketing relationships similar to that in the workplace culture? Workplace cultures resemble the character of the founder. Courage, vision, discipline, and endurance breath cultural standards into the employees of a business. Oh, and one more trait…love. Love may be […]

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Empower creativity and revenue producing performance with body and mind awareness tactics. Here's how to stop the floundering or agonizing meetings. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

How to Stop The Floundering Or Agonizing Meetings

Finished projects bring moments of exhilaration for all involved. True joy arrives with quality outcomes. Do these feelings occur after collaborative meetings? Engaged individuals actively listening and vulnerably sharing empowers productive, creative progress. Collaborative engagement with everyone at the table produces quality end goals: powerful strategies, innovative products, increased revenue. A recent report shared Steelcase coined the […]

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Vanilla is the new superfood. A simple, affordable, creative wellbeing strategy that improves mental performance.

Vanilla Is The New Superfood

Some of us at GIG have nixed sugar in support of improving performance. Seeking ways to get that ‘sweet’ something took a turn. It’s not out of craving but joy. Jelly Belly’s and licorice jelly beans are ultimate favorites. It’s nearly impossible to push these past loves out of memory. Grocery stores stock end caps […]

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A Seamstress Exhibiting Stress In The Workplace

GIG Design’s team discussed observations of a seamstress exhibiting stress in the workplace. Observations of the work environment included details of the lighting, noise, temperature, and peer engagement. The work space is an open area of approximately thirty seamstresses, all sitting at a sewing station actively engaging in production of a product. Observations of the seamstress […]

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Values Far Exceed Predictability When Without A Smartphone

People spend a great deal of time in front of a television, computer, and cell phones.  I’ve been cutting down on the usage of technology for the last few weeks, but find myself craving to use my smartphone.  When it was unavailable for 2 weeks something felt like it was missing. Land line phones, emails […]

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Is your employer providing sick care or health care? Sick care is reactive with monetary value equivalent to putting dollar bills through a shredder. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Is Your Employer Providing Sick Care or Health Care?

There is a jolting difference in cultural motivation on ‘sick care’ and ‘health care’. Sick care is reactionary, providing individuals support with onset of an injury, health or mental conditions. Sick care recipients pay for medical bills instead of luxuries. Their employers pay for loss of production or new hire training. Health care recipients pay […]

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In response to NBC Health's reveal we aren't getting enough sleep, here are 20 questions for sleep awareness. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

20 Questions For Sleep Awareness

In response to the statement “employers can educate shift workers about how to improve sleep” in the NBC Health’s reveal we aren’t getting enough sleep, here are 20 questions to get started. Answers are provided at the end. How many hours of sleep per night do you suspect the average American gets during the week? How do […]

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Here are 30 details on health costs John shared through his book to remind us of the integrity of providing health improvement services. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette

30 Details On Health Costs

Health Benefits manager Lisa Mrozinski at Robert W. Baird & Company said, “You may think you’re really healthy, but until you go through the process we can provide, you may not be aware that you’re pre-diabetic or have high cholesterol.” This quote was cited in the book The Grassroots Health Care Revolution by John Torinus Jr. Do […]

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How do you discover your unique sensory response? Here are five steps to engage in a healthy lifestyle. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Five Steps To Engage In A Healthy Lifestyle

How do your thoughts articulate each moment you experience? “I’m confidently griping the handle of this heavy meeting-room door, stepping into this meeting that will shape and sharpen feelings of fulfillment in my life.” Thoughts vividly characterize the body’s experience. Our body senses every tiny thing before describing it with words. This phenomenon directs behaviors. […]

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B.E.I.N.G. Is To Boldly Exist in Necessary Growth

Comfort and safety are needs we seek for wellbeing in the workplace, relationships, and home. Who’s the expert defining your sense of belief in what is ‘safe’ or has ‘comfort’? Some might say its the leader in a culture. Others may argue its trend-led. There are marketing messages, spiritual guides, and slogans that manifest the […]

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Consider this: the act to use one toilet paper square improves performance of economy, of sewer, of mentally and physically engaging in the intended task. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette

One Toilet Paper Square Improves Performance

Health experts often recommend routines to build healthy habits. What do you do when the unexpected destructs that routine diet, exercise plan, or stress relief plan? Enter: toilet paper. We use it routinely. It’s designed to roll, to tear, for comfort, for hygiene, and for biodegradable properties that keep plumbing free from clogs. Do these […]

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Anticipate sleep with softened textiles, subtle bedroom décor, bedroom specifically used for sleeping. Lay down sleepy head. You'll be wiser for it. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette

Lay Down Sleepy Head. You’ll Be Wiser For It.

We personally know Client Want, Client Fear, and Client Loathe. Which one are you? “I want to sleep more.”  Client Want follows trends. Their routines may include caffeine to wake or to keep aroused, sugar to quickly surge energy, social media to distract, or saying ‘yes’ to all things. The body works naturally by following […]

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There's a choice to pick activities that are meaningful to you. Occupational Therapists often create goals for work life balance. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Let It Be Meaningful To You

There’s a choice to pick activities that are meaningful to you. Occupational Therapists often create goals for work life balance. Choose leisure activities that are meaningful. Whether your leisure activity be cooking, painting, dancing or photography, let it be meaningful to you. Here’s an example of some photos that I had taken recently. I took […]

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Piercing glances, she picks up her brush to paint her story. To face. She sees whom she cannot deny, which IS to be whoever she wants to be. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Be Whoever She Wants To Be – A Meditation

Sleeping Beauty   No blanket can cover a hard days work Stories of strength behind each line Tucked between her furrowed brows   Rosy, rusty, deep bronze shadows Wiped clean. Flesh reveals her glow   She doesn’t acknowledge This natural state. No powder, no grease, nor chiseled face;   All an illusion for power must […]

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Allowing the senses to open up through the taste of tea offers insight, healing, a calming effect.

Tea: An Inexpensive, Medicative Commodity

There’s just something so nice about a hot cup of tea in your hand.  That cozy feeling with beautifully aroma of herbs, spices or clean green tea. At work there’s something that the chaplains provide called “Tea for the Soul”.  At first I thought it was just fun with a great supportive social aspect giving us a […]

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Body, mind, and soul work has fragile elements. Its both personal and relational. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Work Has Fragile Elements

Wellbeing is something I learned late in life. It was easier to avoid adversity by following desires for comfort. When I was a child I climbed a tree to escape. Avoidance behaviors kept me from becoming who I was meant to be. Here and now I’m profoundly thankful. Especially with reflection of people and experiences life brought. […]

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