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 […]
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 […]
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.