Recently I asked my 14-year-old niece, “Do you use the word ‘bummer’?” As a professional speaker, I’m very aware of how important it is to stay current with my words and examples. She looked at me with that “OK, Boomer” look. Uh oh. No, not used any longer. I’m really glad I asked. So, where […]
Have you noticed a recording already playing in your head about what might happen at that next family holiday meal or party with friends or colleagues? Can any of us really predict the future with any accuracy? One of the nine foundational attitudes of Mindfulness is called, “Beginners Mind.” It is approaching each and every […]
Thanks for looking up and smiling just now… What do you notice around your workspace? What do you notice: the tops or sides of people’s heads? Everyone looking straight ahead or down (even in elevators)? Likely you are making very little eye contact. I visit many different companies when teaching Mindfulness in the workplace. It […]
This is a joint piece written by Bill Morrow, prior VP of Sales & ECS Managing Partner, and Harriet Stein, a leader in the field of Mindfulness & President of Big Toe in the Water. “Sales is about people. The more we are able to be in the moment, pay full attention to what’s happening […]
Did you have a good summer? Are you feeling refreshed and ready to deal with: The month of October when somehow a 24-hour day morphs into one with several more hours? Meeting all your 4th quarter goals and objectives? Those end of year performance goals…sales goals, and then… The HOLIDAYS! Yes, they’re coming up quickly […]
I spoke before this wonderfully collaborative group of HR professionals recently (Southeastern PA (SEPA) SHRM chapter) and told them how I took my new dress that I was wearing into the dry cleaner. My cleaner responded by saying how much she liked the dress too and asked me, “Does it come in a smaller size?” […]
I decided it was time to make my move. I had waited patiently — a full three days after hearing Jon Kabat-Zinn, the pioneer of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, make a firm request: that people seated at the back of the room move to the front. “I will move people around,” he warned, peering into the […]
In this busy holiday season full of activities, I invite you to Pause and Notice. This is an ideal time to use all your senses to make lasting and meaningful memories with loved ones. And it is an opportunity to “Let Go.” According to the Mayo Clinic: “Letting go of grudges and bitterness can […]
Here’s a “take away” if you read nothing else: Notice your judging mind with compassion and maybe a bit of humor. Would You Eat Raw Onions at Work or Judge a Person Who Did? Several years ago, while I was working in the New Brunswick corporate office of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), I went down […]
Mindfulness is now being incorporated by companies to lower healthcare costs, support employees in staying focused which improves their productivity, and reduce levels of stress.
Harriet Stein of Big Toe in the Water brings Mindfulness Programs to companies of all sizes to transform employee productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.