This month we celebrate Earth Day and our thoughts turn to keeping our planet healthy, but it’s also a great time to give careers a healthy boost, too. A healthy career is one that is challenging, enriching and offers plenty of opportunity for growth. In a way, developing a healthy career parallels the efforts we […]
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Pesticides: Is it worth the risk?
What’s Really Going On In Your Home and Office A young boy lies limp in a California hospital bed while his mother and doctors hover anxiously. The only movement comes from his arms that twitch convulsively as he fights to hang onto life. In Pennsylvania, seven children are plagued with unexplained headaches, diarrhea, leg pains, […]
The Air You Breathe
A brand new, beautifully appointed public building serves as the center of education, information and community gathering. After several seasons of weather fluctuations, including freezing temperatures, moisture, heat, and humidity, a noticeable change begins to occur. Serval employees complain of asthmatic symptoms and other respiratory disorders as well as overwhelming noxious fumes. Additionally, building patrons […]
Smile for a Second (or more)
On a walk with my dog I saw a young girl creating chalk drawings on her driveway. She also had written out a few pearls of wisdom, one of which is the following: “We’ve been given millions of seconds on this earth to use. Did you use one to smile today?” I don’t know her […]
The First Steps of Transforming Your Garage into a Dynamic Workspace
If you’re one of the many people who work from home—at least part of the time—you understand the need to separate work and home life. You also understand how challenging that can be without a dedicated workspace that facilitates productivity. Most households are pretty full, so it can make you feel like your hands are tied. While […]
Sleep? What’s That?
Fruit flies do it. Fish do it. Dogs, cats, and lions do it. YOU do too—and you’re so attached to doing it that you spend a quarter of your life doing it because if you don’t, you die. SLEEP! BEAUTIFUL SLEEP. But why? Why do you suspend voluntary functions to lie supine in an unconscious […]
10 Reasons You Should Cultivate a Healthy Career
“A healthy career” is a phrase I’ve been using for over a decade to describe the blending of professional and personal success. To be more specific, you’re in a healthy career when you’re happily engaged in your work; in a career that provides you with ample opportunities for continued growth, empowerment and balance; and you use those elements to their […]
Is Laughter Always the Best Medicine?
We have been told that laughter is the best medicine. No one really knows where the thought originated, but some say the earliest recorded “idea” came from King Solomon in 931 B.C. who gave account of the healing power of laughter. Apparently, the ancient Greek physicians would send their patients to the theatre to see […]
How to Remain Calm in the Face of COVID19
I received an email from a friend yesterday that was so disturbing it made me stop what I was doing and think about how I could help her, and others like her, who are mesmerized by this epidemic. My friend is afraid to leave her house, afraid that her husband who is working will bring […]
Breath: A Powerful Life Force
People are often surprised to learn that I am a yoga teacher (RYT 200). They are also surprised to know that I’ve been teaching for over fifteen years and that I was Iyanger teacher-trained in a temple. The trainings were very vigorous, intense and almost broke me a time or two. I know that doesn’t […]