creativity



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
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 […]

Why I Look To The Trees For Design and Health ...



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

Five Steps To Engage In A Healthy Lifestyle



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, […]

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


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
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 […]

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



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

Work Has Fragile Elements



Human's body, mind, and spirit are this world’s greatest asset. The 40 hour work week disrupts the natural work flow. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
“I used to be exhausted all the time, I would come home from work and pass out on the sofa, but not now. I am much more alert: I have much more energy for my work, and also for family life.” These are the words of Lise-Lotte Pettersson, an assistant nurse […]

The 40 Hour Work Week Disrupts the Natural Work Flow


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


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


There are many layers to living honestly but here I expose a near-time experience known as distorted thinking. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you been educated on what a healthy relationship is? My parents modeled valuable aspects but they didn’t sit me down as teachers of Relationships 101.  When I decided to research what ‘healthy from the inside out’ meant, I began to experience what healthy relating is. Healthy begins with an honest […]

Distorted Thinking



Within these values he emphasized behavior patterns, goal setting, and communication. What will enable your soft start for the will to act? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Occupational therapy practitioners are found in a variety of industries outside of health care, including automotive, architecture and non-profit sectors. Jim Burns is a major in the U.S. Army as well as chief of O.T. at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado. He quoted Max Depree to support […]

Design The Will to Act


Interior Design for Positive Aspects|Interior Design for Positive aspects and results in your life. Here are some ideas that may kick start your creativity.| Photo Courtesy: @tangojuliette
The first reflection of a person is said to be witnessed in a still, calm body of water. Following, craftsmen caught onto the fact that a polished stone, like copper and bronze, provided much sought after mirrors for grooming. Today the task of mirrors reaches beyond your reflection to reflect your […]

Interior Design for Positive Aspects








Forty-million American adults fall into debilitating uncertainty or fear. Write, speak, or draw to reduce stress. Creative Wellbeing... photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Last week a group of women I socialize with began to discuss relational stress. By sharing our experiences, we learned the cause of our core stress was poor communication. The countless ways to immediately contact one another today including the computer, cell phone, landline, and various wireless signals are taking […]

Write, Speak, Or Draw to Reduce Stress



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The word abstract describes an object, is an object, or describes a feeling. In a Do It Lifestyle abstraction helps to trigger Creative Wellbeing. The universal root + definition of abstract LATIN | ab {from}  trahere {draw off} -» abstracts {drawn away} Considered separate from concrete existence Not actual but theoretical to remove to summarize […]

Abstraction Helps To Strategize


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The word “loyalty” has deep roots. “Loyalty in life” involves perception and emotion. It’s similar to allegiance and includes a sense of duty. At times our behavior isn’t loyal to our values. Like snapping at someone you love because you are sleep deprived or hungry. This is an example of […]

Loyalty in Life


When boundaries aren't present then innovation will flourish. Originality in life may be a positive result of failure. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The universal use of the word “originality ” is as a noun. In a Do It Lifestyle it’s used to trigger Creative Wellbeing. The universal root + definition of originality LATIN | oriri {to rise} novice or beginning, initial individuality of aspect, thought, or imagination distinctiveness of style, and design Ansel Adams once said, […]

Originality In Life


The world is changing and so must our classrooms. Teachers, designers, and the like, have taken a critical eye to classroom aesthetics. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The world is changing and so must our classrooms. Teachers, designers, and the like, have taken a critical eye to classroom aesthetics. Learning and teaching styles have shifted from a desk style to active movement and virtual problem solving. Thanks to entrepreneurs, our academics now include blended learning, diverse charter […]

The World Is Changing and So Must Our Classrooms



With objective communication a relationship is based on respect not power, manipulation, or punishment. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Healthy relationships rely on effective communication strategies. The most effective communicators are also good listeners (Zemke et al 2000). With objective communication a relationship is based on respect not power, manipulation, or punishment. Below are objective communication examples. Effective communication tactics enable us to be better listeners while we help […]

Relationship Is Based On Respect Not Power


Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought. Here are tips that build confidence. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought (VanderKolk, 2014).  There is an uncertainty about life that confuses as they sort through their trauma.  With time and repetition, their communication patterns will slowly form into crisp, clear, confidant […]

Peers In the Workplace That Are Recovering From Trauma


Steve Jobs and Hartmut Esslinger agreed on going the best way together while they repeatedly disagreed. Organize and regulate collaboration with these tips. photo courtesy @tanjojuliette
A Psychology Today report offered a new perspective on the much talked about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The idea of ‘Workplace’ is shifting across all possibilities to support telecommuters plus lower work space costs. With this shift is less physical interface with colleagues. Steve Jobs and Harmut Esslinger kept working together […]

Why Steve Jobs and Harmut Esslinger: Going The Best Way ...




My journaling proved to heal shame trapped in my past. It's a wellbeing tool that built my courage to openly share my ghostly shame to engrain prosperity. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Journaling has been my inconsistent therapeutic remedy. Its evidence my first journal was truly a diary. At age nine my way of communicating was blathering about nothings in between short stories of play dates or family folly. Friends allowed to read my Diary represented a sort-of friendship hierarchy. It was […]

Journaling Proved To Heal Shame Trapped in the Past


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