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 […]
When Joe was assigned to me as a patient I was initially going to refuse, because I was scared to death. Joe, a talented auto mechanic, had been working under his car fixing his radiator. He was very familiar with this job, with this car, and with what needed to be done. He knew if […]
Yes, we are living during very challenging times, but we still have to eat!! Today I would like to invite you to try mindful cooking. 1) Notice the story you might be making up in your head right this very moment. Are you immediately judging yourself or others? (“I can’t do this…they make it better […]
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 […]
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.