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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


Unite the wellbeing of people and cultures through these health resources that energize body and mind tactics identified as spirituality. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The stigma behind spirituality is a alive and strong. People suggest avoiding conversations on religion but spirituality is a health resource. More medical professionals are discussing spirituality with their patients to energize body and mind needs. Pain, stress, and trauma effects mind, body, and soul. Wellbeing is an active process […]

How to Energize Body and Mind with Spirituality


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 may train or alter your brain? According to science the optimistic person we share a space with, the composition of brass instruments in music, or salad verses fries can make all the difference. […]

15 Insights on How To Train Your Brain


Knowing what stress is, how it spreads, and how it's good will directly point the need to act when tension is present. Here are scientific-proven methods. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Two employees walk into the office one regularly-scheduled work day morning. They respectfully go their separate desks, set down their belongings but cling to the  unnerving chaos experienced moments before work. Here are two cases of three people revealing how stress may spread along with methods to stop it. What […]

How Stress Spreads and Proven Methods to Stop It



Empower creativity and revenue producing performance with body and mind awareness tactics. Here's how to stop the floundering or agonizing meetings. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Finished projects bring moments of exhilaration for all involved. True joy arrives with quality outcomes. Do these feelings occur after collaborative meetings? Engaged individuals actively listening and vulnerably sharing empowers productive, creative progress. Collaborative engagement with everyone at the table produces quality end goals: powerful strategies, innovative products, increased revenue. […]

How to Stop The Floundering Or Agonizing Meetings


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


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


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




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


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


Wake Up in the Morning|Wake up in the morning! Do you want to make it easier? Pay attention to daytime activity levels and then sleep accordingly.| photo courtesy: @tangojuliette
Estimating time is a skill that improves as we age. Neuroscientists support through research that our brain triggers this skill while we sleep (Aritake and  Higuchi 2012). It helps us wake up on time. We are capable of ending sleep accurately, up to ten minutes from the desired wake up time without an alarm clock. […]

Wake Up in the Morning



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



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




What does rhythmic pattern mean? | In essence, rhythm intersects with our memory in the same manner as problem-solving. You can use that to your advantage.|Photo courtesy@tangojuliette
Recently a client passionately shared the fact that everything has and needs rhythm. He had many illustrations to support his thought-provoking and scientifically proven theory. However, his suggestion that I was a product of rhythm, the movement of my parents having sex, struck me. I reflected on the melodic and […]

What does rhythmic pattern mean?


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







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The word “alone” can mean different things. For instance, the self-employed person uses “alone time”. Going through your morning routine, doing a crossword puzzle, or cleaning the house are all activities done during “alone time”. Most parents would be ecstatic to have an hour of alone time. However, there are […]

Alone Time is Healthy





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





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 ...







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 ...




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