Music at Work: To Listen or Not to Listen?

Music at Work: To Listen or Not to Listen?

You simply can’t walk through a work location today without seeing many employees with earbuds or headphones on, listening to music. But, is it a good idea to listen to music at work? Does it positively or negatively impact the workplace? Let’s take a look at the current research.

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Many organizations understand that in today’s business environment, employees need more than traditional technical skills for the organization to not only be successful but to avoid becoming extinct. And, emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most common ways they are attempting to assess their employees’ ability to grow and adapt. But, can EI be taught and developed?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

February is all about the heart: Valentine’s Day, Go Red for Women, American Heart Month. You see reminders everywhere of things you can buy and give to show your love. For me, February is a reminder of how my mindfulness practice can help me build and create relationships. Here are some helpful “heart” practices you can employ without spending a dime...

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Behavior change is hard no matter how much we want to change. The reason for this is that much of our daily activity is based on our habits. Habits are slow to establish and change – and require a lot of self-control to stop or start these automatic behaviors. Based on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive behavior, here’s what you need to know if you want to improve your chances of making behavior change that lasts.

What's On Your 2019 Resolution List?

What's On Your 2019 Resolution List?

A 2018 poll completed by Marist College found that “being a better person” and “weight loss” share the top spot as the most frequently mentioned resolutions for 2018. So, what does it mean to be a “better person”? Learn how Saundra reflected on this question and what she’s focused on in 2019.

One For You, Three For Me

One For You, Three For Me

Most of us have to admit that we’re guilty of buying many things for ourselves when we shop for others. In fact, a National Retail Federation study in 2015 found that over 55% of consumers plan to treat themselves during the holiday season. Before you reach for that credit card, consider this…