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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
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 […]

How to Energize Body and Mind with Spirituality



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
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 […]

Is Your Employer Providing Sick Care or Health Care?



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

Let It Be Meaningful To You



A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates our body's system that regulates the sense of balance and coordination. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Designers are slowly emerging with incredibly functional and stylish swings. A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates the vestibular system, the sensory system that contributes to balance and spatial orientation for overall coordination. This body system was found to modulate our mood states (Winter, […]

Mood In the Workplace


Disheartening feelings shared within this personal story about reading and visual fatigue that caused work stress and fatigue. photo credit @tangojuliette
It took me awhile to figure out why I hated wearing my glasses, why my eyes got so tired as a young girl.  I was born with medial strabismus, a hereditary trait that causes cross-eye.  With modern day surgical techniques I was able to follow family footsteps in correcting ocular […]

Reading and Visual Fatigue: A Personal Journey




Wake Up in the Morning|Wake up in the morning! Do you want to make it easier? Pay attention to daytime activity levels and then sleep accordingly.| photo courtesy: @tangojuliette
Estimating time is a skill that improves as we age. Neuroscientists support through research that our brain triggers this skill while we sleep (Aritake and  Higuchi 2012). It helps us wake up on time. We are capable of ending sleep accurately, up to ten minutes from the desired wake up time without an alarm clock. […]

Wake Up in the Morning



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Have you ever noticed that most characters in TV shows and movies are extroverts?  Think about it.  Do you recall a character that constantly sought time alone? However, not everyone has the same idea about what enjoyable group activities are.  So where does that leave us?  Life is a balance of solidarity and socializing. […]

Enjoyable Group Activities




Unity in daily life is an assembly of elements that create balance. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Unity is a common word these days. In a Do It Lifestyle the act of unity triggers design sensibility. The universal root + definition of Unity LATIN: unus {one} joined to a state of wholeness in British math, the number one Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The reason why the world lacks unity and lies broken […]

Unity in Daily Life





We are relational beings. Here's a look at how research supports selflessness as free medicine to mind, body, soul. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
When you get stuck in a rut and are so so stressed out how do you feel? At a pivotal point in my life ten years ago my feelings kicked me into action mode. I believed the stride required being alone but chose environments that supported healthy healing to cope […]

Selflessness as Free Medicine



Non-verbal gesture factor into responses. Provoke their and your approval with this assuring body posture because life's outcome is truly in your hands. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you lived within a culture that isn’t your own? Over the years I’ve been personally challenged through unfamiliar cultures. A few examples of cultures I need to adapt to includes an indian reservation, farming community, tourist town, and middle-eastern religions. Beyond the smells, language or customs just transitioning from […]

Provoke Approval With This Assuring Body Posture




Built-in environments benefit from incorporating the wellbeing tactic of conserving energy. This strategy reduces the onset of fatigue. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Last night my brother-in-law asked my opinion on the blueprint for their kitchen. It’s naked to the studs with an open map to plan task paths. We moved the location of light switches, refrigerator, dishwasher and talked through the ergonomics of a built-in nook. The emphasis here wasn’t only ergonomics […]

The Wellbeing Tactic of Conserving Energy






Design for ergonomic positioning, pacing, along with other creative techniques. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
A task that we all do, all too often, is email and texting. Before smartphones and laptops occupational therapists were steadily treating carpal tunnel. We still are, yet smaller devices increased rehab needs for Repetitive Strain Injury’s or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis diagnosis. Carol Leynse Harpold offers Ergonomics and Texting Thumbs interventions. Below we […]

Design For Ergonomic Positioning, Pacing, Creativity