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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Are You an Empowered Individual?

  I'm a great believer in "going with the flow." Allowing things to happen without judgement can facilitate creativity and opportunity in numerous ways. So when I found a book called "Spirituality in the Workplace" by Willian A. Guillory for $2 at a flea market, I grabbed it and bought it. You might think it's [...]

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Go Bananas! They’re the Perfect Office Snack!

I love bananas.   I put them in smoothies, I eat them with peanut or almond butter for lunch sometimes and I use them as snacks at the office.  They really are the perfect office snack food. (You can keep a jar of peanut butter in the office fridge for that lunch, too!)  There are lots [...]

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Change the World on Your Commute

When fellow drivers on the road act reckless and don't seem to be paying attention it can cause, at best undue stress and irritability, and at worst, accidents.  Road rage is real and often comes as a result of others' rage. Instead, could the time we're stuck in the car, alone with ourselves be an [...]

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When The Stress Monster Attacks

  Stress.  I don’t know anyone who lives their life without it.  From high-tech billionaires to the homeless guy on the corner begging for quarters, stress permeates our lives.  Granted, a little stress makes us perform better, react quicker and stay on our toes.  But overall, who needs it?! To make matters worse, studies have [...]

Play More. Stress Less. Work Better!

Allison Samon, PlayMore's Chief Health Officer and Me This is more than our tagline, it’s our mantra.  It should be yours!  We at PlayMore believe that work and play don’t have to be separated.  Why not enjoy what you do for a living or at least be able to balance your hard work with fun [...]

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