Creating a Personal Occupational Wellness Plan

Creating wellness in our lives is simple, but not always easy. Our work life is often overlooked when considering self-improvement. Developing a plan to incorporate wellness into our work requires time for self reflection. Find a quiet space and make yourself comfortable. Take out a pen and paper and set aside an hour or two … More Creating a Personal Occupational Wellness Plan

A Mindful Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is often filled with hearts, flowers and high expectations. A recent visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle reminded me of the complexity of relationships. Like this chandelier art piece, life swirls and changes. The deeper you look into your life, the more you see. Take a few … More A Mindful Valentine’s Day

Creating a Culture of Wellness: Occupational Wellness (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Creating a Culture of Wellness in your life. Part one focused on improving emotional wellness.  Today’s post will explore the concept of occupational wellness. University of California, Riverside defines occupational wellness as: “the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building … More Creating a Culture of Wellness: Occupational Wellness (Part 2)

Take a Walk on the Mindful Side: Visual Imagery

It’s been a tough day. There is too much going on and your emotions feel frayed. At this moment, you would like nothing better than to get away from it all. However, you only have a few minutes to decompress. So you decide to revisit your favorite place without leaving your current space. A Peace … More Take a Walk on the Mindful Side: Visual Imagery

7 Ways to Have More Fun Everyday

Life is hard sometimes. We work, attend school, home repairs, shopping, shuttle children, go to the gym, clean the toilet, attend community meetings and repeat it all again tomorrow. Without conscious effort, life can become an endless to do list that we are simultaneously checking off and expanding. What we need is a little bit … More 7 Ways to Have More Fun Everyday

Mind Over Stress: One Minute Mindfulness Activities

Stress happens to the best of us. There are pressures at work and at home. Daily meditation and mindfulness practices help to reduce overall stress and anxiety and support focus. Sometimes, however, you just need a quick reset to get grounded. Below are seven of my favorite mindfulness activities that can help you to regain … More Mind Over Stress: One Minute Mindfulness Activities

Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)

Wellness is a holistic way of managing life. When health permeates every part of the human experience, wellness is present. The National Wellness Institute (www.nationalwellness.org) identifies six dimensions of wellness including: Emotional Occupational Physical Social Intellectual Spiritual As we move into this new year and look forward to what will unfold for us, focusing on … More Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)

2017: The Search for Wellness

The New Year’s festivities have wrapped up and like everyone else, I am beginning to slide back into that normal routine that existed before the holidays. Laundry, work, writing, groceries, the to do list has changed considerably from two weeks ago when it read: wrap gifts, make pie, find holly. It’s time to pack up … More 2017: The Search for Wellness