Creating a Mindful Workplace

For the past three years, I have helped companies implement mindful work practices.  Our process and lessons may be helpful to your business. As of 2018, nearly 70% of Fortune 500 companies are offering some type of mindfulness programming. The businesses I have worked with include call centers, sales development teams, marketing and ad agencies, system programmers, …

Device Addiction: Before and After

At a workshop on the importance of unplugged pauses during the workday, we talked about a recent 60 Minutes segment on smartphone addiction. Anderson Cooper interviewed behavioral scientists who are working to ensure our smartphone applications are as addictive as possible. That’s how they make money. One person in my workshop had this realization, “I’ve …

Is Your Workday Longer Than 2 Hours? You Need a Break.

I talk with people every day who believe that working longer hours allows them to get more done.  The truth is, adding hours to your work day is likely not producing better or more work.  In fact, evidence points to the contrary. Decades of research shows that we humans produce better work when we take time …

This will take less than 3 minutes to read – the perfect mini-break!

Turning points typically happen when you are faced with choices and you choose the direction of greatest change. I’d spent years at large employers, most recently as head of Benefits and Wellness at a national bank, and experienced first hand how valuable healthy breaks can be. I saw employees became engaged and energized with regular, …