Meeting “Cute”-7 Meeting Hacks For More Productivity

Are you "meeting" right? When I was a sales manager, I started out having the obligatory Monday morning meetings," to find out what my sales people were up to for the week. It was long. It was boring. It was the wrong way to have a meeting. No one was happy to be [...]

Why Is It Important to Play?

Do you allow your inner child to come out? (As seen in Corporate Wellness Magazine, June 2017) All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make [...]

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Tanks for the Float

This past weekend, I got to experience a sensory deprivation tank…also called Float Therapy--probably because it sounds a lot nicer than “sensory deprivation.” These things have been around for years. The isolation tank was developed in 1954 by John C Lilly, a medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist. During his training in psychoanalysis at the US National [...]

Are You Dating Yourself?

My favorite ceramic piece from Bergamot Center's Spring Fling.   I know, I know…you can take that title a few different ways—age, sex-- but in THIS case, I mean actual dating. Taking yourself out for a date. Have you ever done it? Dating can be fun and it can also be uncomfortable, depending [...]

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Are You STILL Using Plastic?

Hi there. I got this little YouTube video today and I want to share it with you. So many of us don't think about what containers our food comes in, what we microwave in, how many canned food products we use, etc. Watch this 5 minute video-it will change the way you do things! [...]

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What’s Your View of Life?

As Dr. Albert Robbins, MD on CSI This past Monday I was at my weekly Toastmasters meeting (a fantastic organization for both self-improvement and networking). It was a special "Speaker Series" evening. The guest was Robert David Hall, an actor best known for his portrayal of coroner Dr. Albert Robbins, MD on CSI. It [...]

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An Excursion to the Expo!

This past week was the annual Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center. It's the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event. This is 5 day affair that includes everything from educational seminars for people in the business to yoga classes and evening networking events.In its 37th year, 2017 was record-setting, playing [...]

How Resilient Are You?

How good are you at bouncing back from adversity?  Whether you’re dealing with a boss who’s negative or working on relationship gone sour, staying positive and not being hard on yourself is a sign of true wellbeing. Resilience is SUCH a useful thing to have.  Having a high overall sense of wellbeing allows us to [...]

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Wellbeing is Productivity

Corporate Wellness programs are springing up all over the place. The term “wellness” is the new hot buzzword in company-speak. I don’t even like that word for many reasons, the most obvious is that we need ‘Wellbeing,’ not wellness. Wellbeing is a proactive approach to living an optimal lifestyle.  We all want to be healthy [...]

Flourless Almond and Port Cake with Pancake Blend Spice Mix

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the extension of Germany’s biggest selling spice company, Just Spices, ( here in the US. They specialize in blends-creative, original blends to make your life easier. Plus, they're organic, there's a story behind each one AND the drawings of the people are of actual people! [...]

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