National Suicide Prevention Month

If I were to ask you if you have the tools to prevent a suicide, what would you tell me? My dad died by suicide while I was in the hospital awaiting the birth of triplets. I was one of 135 people affected for every death by suicide. As a suicide loss survivor, I focus… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Month

Gut-Brain Axis

Researchers are looking at the dynamic that exists between the gut and the brain in order to understand how these two separate entities work side by side to profoundly influence cognition and emotion. Our brain and gut work together through bidirectional neurohumoral communication, with signals going back and forth, creating a dynamic workforce that has… Continue reading Gut-Brain Axis

Micro Yoga Routine for Office Workers

This #InternationalYogaDay, we celebrate the unity of mind, body, and soul. Here’s our featured video from one of our Mental Wellness facilitators, Shikha Sundriyal, an acclaimed Yoga & Fitness expert. In this video, Shikha demonstrates a simple micro yoga routine that you can easily do at the convenience of your workstation, to help you develop… Continue reading Micro Yoga Routine for Office Workers

What Does Mind-Body Ergonomics Entail?

Author: Sree Kumar Palakkal, Founder The Critical DialogueAudio/Video and Yoga expert: Shikha Sundriyal, Founder, Sthir Wellness On our last article we introduced the idea mind-body ergonomics for taking care of our mental wellness while working at home. Mind-body ergonomics is a scientific discipline which studies and evaluates the load which is placed on you when… Continue reading What Does Mind-Body Ergonomics Entail?

Working From Home – Impact on Physical and Mental Well-Being

The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our work and life.  Given the experience of now over a year, many companies have started to believe that WFH will become more common even post-pandemic due to the fact that employers have already paid the price of setting up remote working infrastructure. They have now realized that there… Continue reading Working From Home – Impact on Physical and Mental Well-Being

MindfulChoice Seven Meta-Competences: Online MFC Self Learning Tools Topics

The term, meta-competence, might be new to you; yet the phenomenon it describes is crucial for making better decisions and choices in life. No alt text provided for this image But how does it differ from competence and competency? Competence relates to our abilities, skills, and knowledge. Measuring how well a person functions relative to a set of standards, that’s competency.

The term, meta-competence, might be new to you; yet the phenomenon it describes is crucial for making better decisions and choices in life. But how does it differ from competence and competency? Competence relates to our abilities, skills, and knowledge. Measuring how well a person functions relative to a set of standards, that’s competency. Meta-competence… Continue reading MindfulChoice Seven Meta-Competences: Online MFC Self Learning Tools Topics

Team Building

The workplace is a mix of individuals with different personalities, beliefs, and backgrounds. Sometimes our differences divide us and it can be difficult to assemble a team with everyone on the same page. Even a small company with only a dozen employees can have difficulty creating a coherent team In larger companies you can even… Continue reading Team Building

Wellness Coaching

When running on a treadmill, have you ever noticed: You’re doing perfectly well and then you look up and see that you’ve past your previous personal best. Suddenly you get tired, your muscles begin to ache and you slow down. What just happened? You hit “The Wall” - a self-imposed limitation that comes from a cognitive bias telling you, this far and no more. Some cognitive biases stop us from achieving our peak performance. These biases are the thoughts your mindset activates to overrule your physical potential. To achieve your peak performance and not be impeded by psychological obstacles you need be in a wellness mode, both mentally and physically. Overcoming mental hurdles will not only help you excel in physical sports or activities. You will also realize your potential in other areas of living.

When running on a treadmill, have you ever noticed: You’re doing perfectly well and then you look up and see that you’ve past your previous personal best. Suddenly you get tired, your muscles begin to ache and you slow down.  What just happened? You hit “The Wall” – a self-imposed limitation that comes from a… Continue reading Wellness Coaching

Invitation to the Mental Wellness Society

The past months have been challenging. The current pandemic, political climate, civic unrest – negative thoughts can creep in And cause disruption. Zendaya, known for being Mary Jane in Spiderman, recently opened up about her bouts with anxiety. But why do people need “to open up” to address their mental wellness? Because for most, it… Continue reading Invitation to the Mental Wellness Society

Life Coaching

Most of us like to believe we are doing precisely what we want to do and that we have an accurate view of the world. You may even think that the influences of the environment and the people around you are also pretty much under your control. But is there more to being in charge of our lives than just what we see and how we deal with our external world? Beware: YOU can be your own worst challenge.

Every day we strive to be in full control of our lives. Most of us like to believe we are doing precisely what we want to do and that we have an accurate view of the world. You may even think that the influences of the environment and the people around you are also pretty… Continue reading Life Coaching

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