Big Toe in the Water
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 […]
“With 43% reporting high levels of daily stress, it’s no surprise that a wealth of employees feel like they’re on the edge of burnout, with some reports suggesting that up to 61% of U.S. professionals feel like they’re burning out at any moment in time. Those who feel tense or stressed out during the workday are more than […]
When I was 12 years old, my teacher ushered our 7th grade class into the school auditorium for a Fall Concert Choir program. I will never forget sitting there on that hard, wooden chair listening to a choir for the very first time and thinking to myself, “I have to be up there!” A few […]
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 […]
Maybe you were looking forward to spending some quality time with a friend, and a problem at work interrupted your time. Maybe you’ve planned your wedding for years to be outside, and then it rains. As a speaker, I spent the last five months looking forward to a presentation I was going to be giving […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Harriet Stein brings Mindfulness Programs to organizations of all sizes to transform employee productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.
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.