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How Can Mindfulness Promote Stronger, Less Stressed Work Teams?

How Can Mindfulness Promote Stronger, Less Stressed Work Teams?

Photo Via Annie Spratt Mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation play an important role in a variety of health settings in which stress is a problem, but can they also help work teams work together more optimally? This was the question that scientists at the University of British Columbia recently…

3 Day Average for Basic Self Care

Discover the 3 pillars of well-being, right now and use the 3 Day Average system to find balance. Increasing your physical well-being by balancing your needs will improve your overall health.

Stretch Your Upper Body at Work

Spending extended periods of time at a desk and/or on a computer closes off our heart and adversely effects our attitude and physical well-being. Follow along this quick stretching exercise for positive outcomes.

Breathing Exercise to do at Your Desk

Wake up your brain and fight off the fatigue at work with this quick, guided breathing exercise. It only takes 3 minutes to find your breathe, release tension and change your energy levels.

Boys Are Easier – A young adult’s thoughts on gender

Boys Are Easier – A young adult’s thoughts on gender

First published at Kayleighmichael.com If you had told teenaged Me that I would be with a man who loves cars, who cares about politics, who likes to keep his body as hairless as possible and who sometimes says things like, “Every woman needs a dishwasher” (I corrected this immediately, by…

Nature in the Digital Age

Nature in the Digital Age

In one of my earliest memories, I am in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have wandered away from my family’s campsite at Dolly Copp Campground.  I am five or maybe seven years of age. Some of the details are fuzzy and probably lost forever. I think I am in…

Let’s just get this over with

Let’s just get this over with

“Let’s just get this over with.”  This may be an appropriate sentiment when you are having a root canal, but did you ever notice this mindset seeping into daily life?  The self-talk may sound something like this: “I can’t wait until it’s Friday!” “Will this winter ever end?” These thoughts…

Five Steps to Letting Go

Five Steps to Letting Go

Practicing letting go is one of the foundations of mindfulness.  But how is it done?  What does it mean?  It could mean letting go of a disappointment from the past, a relationship that’s not working out, or it could mean letting go of a plan to change someone or something. Letting…

Appreciation and independence:  On Gratitude in young adulthood

Appreciation and independence: On Gratitude in young adulthood

For many young adults starting life with mountains of student debt, owing a debt of gratitude can be the straw that breaks the camels back. Can you remember feeling gratitude as a young adult? Maybe you were having the time of your life at a concert. Perhaps you were taking…

Rewild Yourself

Rewild Yourself

This spring I read two books that have motivated me to increase my time in nature.  Not that I needed any more motivation, having just finished a five-year stint in private practice just outside of Boston.  This was a great personal and professional experience in many ways, but an hour-long…

Running Towards Yourself – Mindful Exercise

Running Towards Yourself – Mindful Exercise

Because of my busy schedule, I often feel I need to make a choice between getting some physical exercise and formal meditation practice.  But the truth is you can do both at the same time. A walk, run, or spin on an exercise bike can be another item to check…