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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
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 […]

15 Insights on How To Train Your Brain



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 […]

A Seamstress Exhibiting Stress In The Workplace


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

20 Questions For Sleep Awareness


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





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


Stress is rarely seen as serious by both employees and employers. Job stress has become a societal norm that people simply refer to their day as 'so busy'. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
One-fourth of all employees view their job as the number one stress in their lives. ¹  Yale University found that twenty-six percent workers report they are “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work. ² Health care expenditures are nearly fifty percent greater for workers who report high levels of […]

Job Stress


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




seeking pleasure avoiding pain|Our behaviors are coping mechanisms. Seeking pleasure or avoiding pain require life-long choices towards harmful or healthy behaviors. | photo courtesy@tangojuliette
The influence of our senses supports our need to cope and celebrate life. We don’t need a doctor to prescribe certain sensations. What’s needed is simply observing our behaviors when seeking pleasure or avoiding pain. Through childhood I walked hard and loudly. I sucked my thumb while twirling my hair. […]

Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain





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


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



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 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