Harriet Stein, RN, MS
I thought everyone had seen the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, so I was very surprised recently when I referenced it that many in my audience hadn’t seen it. Back in December of 2020—remember that holiday season?!—I was watching the movie and came upon the part when George Bailey breaks down and says he wishes […]
The heaviest burdens that we carry are the thoughts in our head. Have you ever found yourself waking up in the morning and your mind is racing before you even check to see what time it is? Maybe it’s a worry, quickly followed by a to-do list? Or excitement for a special day–perhaps a graduation […]
OUCH. Honestly, I was shocked. I recently heard someone raise the question, “How do you handle underperforming employees?” Doesn’t this person know we’re in a mental health global pandemic? These are unprecedented times! As a nurse who has worked in healthcare in one way or another for over 30 years, I see it. And teaching […]
A couple of years ago I met my girlfriend for lunch at a newly renovated restaurant. Word had already spread through the neighborhood that it was a wonderful spot–delicious food, nice atmosphere, good service. The shopping center that housed the restaurant was under construction. There were many construction workers sharing the small parking lot with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.