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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 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 ...



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
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 […]

How Do You Know If An Employee is Lazy or ...



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
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 […]

Eighteen Tips For A Remarkably Healthy Memorial Day Weekend



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


Active listening in cultural differences fosters healthy relationships. C'mon, giving the hand is on the selfish side of relaying information. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Right in the the middle of an important task that has a deadline you get interrupted by your Fellow. What do you do? This scenario begs for the least amount of listening. Some may just use a body gesture, like a hand in the air without diverting the eyes from […]

Active Listening in Cultural Differences





Talking to Yourself|Talking to yourself throughout our day is not abnormal. In fact, there is even a term that defines this phenomenon known as private speech. | Photo Courtesy: @tangojuliette
First mail out those letters sitting on the table, make dinner, and take the dog out. Then think about the rest of my life. Those thoughts became words quickly without hesitation one day. I didn’t even realize I had said them until they were muttered. They were reassuring, focusing words that […]

Talking to Yourself


Cultural Context|Patterns, opportunities, and support are the beginning of what defines cultural context.| photo courtesy: @tangojuliette
Is it difficult for you to perform at your best while working at the office? This was my experience at an internship. It was customary for employees to work by shift and to keep the environment conservative. The standards in the culture was a quiet work space. However, I thrived around […]

Cultural Context



Regulating Your Own Emotions|Meditation supports regulating your own emotions by helping the brain handle various dilemmas.| photo courtesy:@tangojuliette
Within hours of drafting this, the emotional stories from those I love fell on my heart. It’s unsettling to listen to the ache in a loved ones voice. The pain conveyed in expressing their dilemma is palpable. How do you help? If it’s your emotional dilemma, what do you do? Strip those […]

Regulating Your Own Emotions



Sensibility|A lack of sensibility can hurt performance with misguided responses, lack of attention, or situational discernment. So how does one strengthen sensibility?| photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you danced without music? Recently, in the midst of what I hoped to be a long pause with online radio, I continued to dance without music. My hope was ‘my sensibility will improve’. Just what is sensibility? It’s the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic […]

Sensibility





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Awareness of the passage of time will determine how you spend your time. “Even in the absence of time pressure, maintaining a coherent train of thought requires discipline.” Awareness of the passage of time requires intellectual work. It’s easy to get distracted by your surroundings. The above is a quote […]

Awareness of the Passage of Time



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Gestalt isn’t a regularly used term. In a Do It Lifestyle it repeatedly engages design sensibility to enable stress management. The following definitions explain why gestalt is so important and meaningful in your everyday life. The universal root + definition of Gestalt GERMAN | gestalt {form, shape} In 1920, German psychologists used this term when describing […]

Gestalt Principles in Daily Life




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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


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Who uses the word synesthesia?  What does it even mean? A Do It Lifestyle synesthesia in everyday life triggers design sensibility. Below is our explanation of the meaning of synesthesia: The universal root + definition of Synesthesia GREEK | syn {together} esthesia {to perceive, feel} a phenomenon in the ability to receive dual sensory impressions where one […]

Synesthesia in Everyday 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


The value of using sick days for emotional w wellbeing is a higher act of service for everyone on the globe - in today's world and tomorrow's. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Through great adoration of my genealogy I commonly seek what the Dutch culture does in situations I’m faced with. The recent flu shot requirements in health care led me searching. The question here is what’s the most effective way to prevent getting the flu? Illness arrives from a poorly kept immune system. Stress […]

The Value of Using Sick Days For Emotional Wellbeing






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 ...



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




Behaviors that safely adapts to the stress of change reduces health risks. One of these three stress responses will empower you to boost performance. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
While sitting at your desk, working in the kitchen…in every task and environment your senses are bombarded. All information comes to us through sensory input. An average of 2,000 bits of information per second enters our brain (Willis 2009). Although, everyone processes through this information differently. Our senses first sift […]

One of These Three Stress Responses Will Empower You To ...



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 ...



Lifestyle and design sensible boundaries may change patterns to improve health. Here are Five food obsession changers. Photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The day began with a mess of disorganization. Our team was out of synch and it cost valuable time. Every hour that morning another issue arose. The climax was financial catastrophe! This stress lead the team to emotional behaviors which created a different kind of work. Internal body regulating and […]

Undo Cruel Food Obsession. Seize Life With These Five Tactics.




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