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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


A Sensory Cravers constantly engages, therefore the desire persists to seek more. More. More! Movement brings enjoyment and satisfaction. photo courtesy CKO Kickboxing Grand Rapids
Do you have an insatiable drive for enhanced experiences? This magical central nervous system response coined in the occupational therapy field as Sensory Craving, may also bring distress. Over the past 20 years I’ve facilitated sensory needs for the mild to severe cases in adults and children. Fortunate for me…because […]

What No One Tells You About Your Cravings


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


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





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





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


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


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




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



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



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


Growing Through Boredom | Boredom is something not everyone experiences. When you do, are you able to create your own activity? Growing through boredom includes awkward feelings. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Boredom is something not everyone experiences. When you do, are you able to create your own activity? An occupational therapist researched “doing, being and boredom” in 1,500 young subjects. His summary: they were bored 42% of the time with only 10% of their time being spent doing ‘productive’ work. The difference appears […]

Growing Through Boredom





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 “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




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




Are you resentful with your sibling? Here are six ways to be brave with them for the sake of facing future family trauma with honor. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The sibling bond is instrumental to health. According to the Prevention Research Center: in childhood and adolescence, siblings spend considerable time together, and siblings’ characteristics and sibling dynamics substantially influence developmental trajectories and outcomes. A friendly acquaintance is much more tolerable than a sibling acquaintance. There’s no history of who made […]

Six Ways to Be Brave With Siblings