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 […]
I invite you to take a moment and look at this photo. Really look at it. Can you see the differences between the image on the phone and the beautiful sunset being photographed? Here’s a “take away” if you read nothing else: Pause and Notice Use all your senses to make sure the memory stays […]
I Froze I was so excited to be going on my very first business trip. After years of working as a nurse on a busy medical unit, I was now the hospital’s patient advocate and would be attending a national conference in the Midwest, and my best suit was packed. Once I arrived at the […]
Do you remember the last time you had lunch with your colleagues at work? I remember once saying I would never eat lunch alone at my desk. What happened?!! I tried early on in my career as a nurse to work through lunch, since I had so much to do. An older experienced nurse immediately […]
In case you’re in a rush and quickly reading this blog, the answer is, “Yes.” Recently I had to travel to Scottsdale for business, and stayed in this very nice eclectic hotel. One of the first things I noticed once I checked into my room was when I went to wash my hands; I opened […]
There are very few rituals that I have ever honestly found meaning in. I’m admitting that now. I never even understood the reason for funerals, until my own dear Mother passed away over 24 years ago. Then instantly I understood, since every person that day who hugged me, gave me the energy to continue. It […]
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.