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Wellbeing Design: 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. Creative wellbeing aligns sensory desires with goal achievements. One distractive sound addressed in recent years is smartphone notifications. How do you […]

Wellbeing Design Diary: Sound


Do It Lifestyle a uniquely rewarding experience. The Tree Model granted room to change, to grow. and least expected of all was the act to forgive. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Below is a testimony 180 days following her accomplishments through GIG Design’s support. One of the reasons why I moved to the Pacific Northwest is because of the trees. Trees are everywhere – both beautiful and relatable. A tree must have been meticulously chosen for “Do it Lifestyle”. Its a visual […]

Reclaim Joy In A Jubilant Quality of Life


Use workplace tools to ease through being thoughtful, deliberate, to nix the 40% rooted in habit. Here are 5 ideas to endure sitting at a desk for 8 hours. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette
As I was whistling-while-I worked today, an alarming thought gave me pause: could I survive sitting eight hours at a desk? Today was a good day because I didn’t sit.  I accomplished all of my things-to-do from my list of the things I love-to-do, moving about creatively and solving problems. […]

5 Ideas To Endure Sitting At A Desk For 8 ...


We each uniquely respond to sensations. Work may trigger repetitive conflicts. The outcome may dampen or enhance performance. Create strategies for relief. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Work behaviors are a distinct part of you. We may have control over our home environments but our work environments are a collaboration of peers. The workplace has a culture of unwritten values creating its community. Regardless of who or what sets the cultural tone, there will be things that […]

Work May Trigger Repetitive Conflicts



At work leaders may tell you to respond to anger with kindness. To achieve this it begins with understanding one's true nature. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
We are unique! Our behaviors respond in different ways. At work leaders may tell you to respond to anger with kindness.  Effective communication is often interpreted as kindness. Put down the mental shot gun of using feelings about the subject, current mood, and impressions to achieve this (Kahneman 2011). Begin with […]

Respond to Anger with Kindness








Try one or all of these eight easy freebies guaranteed to unburden and support the mind and body when working or traveling. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Adjusting to work conditions as a telecommuter has its challenges. Good fortune may bring a flat surface wide enough to support a laptop. Typically, its propped across the legs with occasional havoc if they’re crossed. The back bumper of a car may become a chair. A work surface may be […]

8 Easy Freebies For Guaranteed Body Support At Work or ...


This instantly cured motion sickness but it's a controversial remedy. Occupational therapy practitioners are certified in it before training others for use. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
In my recent travels, I discovered that I had motion sickness.  It surprised me to learn the onset of this phenomenon can be during adulthood. People who were sensitive to motion sickness at a young age may grow out of it. I’ve always been able to handle roller coasters, swings […]

Cure Motion Sickness Instantly With This Controversial Remedy



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




In times of stress or pain deference we unknowingly hold our breath. A brutal ager. Try these five breathing boosts to overcome feeling tired or burned out. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Sigh. Not a word muttered, yet a deep exhale is serious communication from the body. Over ninety percent of my clients need to be re-educated on breathing due to poor oxygen intake or poor energy conservation. It’s time to breathe. Harvard Health claims “reawakening (breathing) allows you to tap one of your body’s […]

Try These Five Breathing Boosts To Overcome Feeling Tired or ...





Doing and being may not jive under stress. Here are questions to ask and tips to try when seeking how to stop pathetic future meltdowns from stress. photo courtesy @tangojuilette
She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. -Elizabeth Edwards Spreading newspapers and pulling out handfuls of goopy seeds are the welcomed precursors to carving a pumpkin.  Next, time will be spent together at a large table, calling dibs on […]

How To Stop Pathetic Future Meltdowns From Stress


Occupational therapist Catherine Armani-Munn, MS OTR/L explores the challenges of everyday functioning for kids and adults with sensory concerns. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Life is constantly changing around us.  Things like the temperature, lighting, and noises are always being processed.  Although a lot of this happens on an autonomic level, for persons with sensory processing concerns, standing still can be overwhelming and effect everyday function. Occupational therapist Catherine Armani-Munn, MS OTR/L explores the […]

Everyday Functioning For Kids and Adults With Sensory Concerns