“Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.” That’s what the voice-over says in this video of an injured Kerri Strug completing her famous vault at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. I invite you to watch with the sound off, and just notice the look on Strug’s face. Do you push through at all costs to your health? […]
To steal a line from Bette Davis, “Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy night.” We all know the sound that a rollercoaster makes as it slowly climbs up that steep incline. Click…click…click… Somehow, this is what the last year has felt like to me. Until last winter, we had never experienced a global pandemic […]
Our lives can change in a flash. In just one moment. Driving home from a morning swim at the YMCA, I always take a back road that winds through the woods. It’s a beautiful route but, if you hit it during rush hour, there’s a steady stream of cars heading to work. One morning last […]
Can you feel the change in the air? Maybe you met a dear colleague for lunch for the first time in over a year. Maybe you saw a relative without needing to wear a mask. Maybe you actually hugged someone without a twinge of fear! Slowly, restrictions are being lifted. But is life returning to […]
Right now, I feel a bit stuck. Are you feeling that at all, or is it just me? Are you waiting for news on how your company is going to move forward, or waiting to see if your child’s summer camp will open this year? Maybe you’re trying to schedule a vacation for the first […]
No, we are not there yet. I hear people tell me, “I can’t take it anymore!” a lot these days. Sometimes, I hear that phrase in my own head. This pandemic has surely stretched us all to the limit. If you are beating yourself up because you have not met the performance goals you worked […]
Many years ago, I approached an internationally known scientist and writer (and the teacher that introduced me to the practice of Mindfulness) after a conference session for some advice. I was hoping he would share a colleague’s name that could use my professional experience and passion to help me move into a new career. The teacher, […]
It was such a beautiful January morning, bright and sunny – yes cold, but great to be able to get out to the supermarket before the big snowstorm coming the following day. And so, when I got home, I grabbed ALL the grocery bags from my trunk – because why make two trips when one […]
She was only 14 years old with big eyes and a smile full of braces. She started off a little flustered because she was late, since her teacher had technology challenges getting her onto Zoom. She made great eye contact, sat up tall, and spoke clearly and passionately about her dreams and what she had […]
Last night I watched It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time this year. I was at the part when George Bailey breaks down and says he wishes he were never born. It was at this moment that I began to hear loud sirens in front of my home. What is going on outside? I […]
Mindfulness is now being incorporated by organizations to lower healthcare costs, support employees in staying focused which improves their performance, and reduce levels of stress.
Harriet Stein of Big Toe in the Water brings Mindfulness Programs to organizations of all sizes to transform employee productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.