Gratitude, Brain Science, & the Wisdom of Our Elders

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday November 19, 2018 comments

Gratitude, Brain Science, & the Wisdom of Our Elders

How many times have you heard your parents or grandparents say: Count your blessings. or Be grateful for what you have in front of you.? Science is demonstrating health and well-being benefits that go along with the elder wisdom of appreciation. If youre curious about why being grateful is a good idea, Dr. Robert A. Emmons, the worlds leading scientific expert on gratitude, offers the following statistics: Keeping a gratitude diary for two weeks produced a sustained reduction in perceived stress (28 percent) and depression... Read More


Under Pressure of 4th Quarter Demands & Holiday Distractions Will Your Team Succeed?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Thursday October 25, 2018 comments

Under Pressure of 4th Quarter Demands & Holiday Distractions  Will Your Team Succeed?

Busy The New Norm. The pace of life and business today does not discriminate. Have you noticed that the automatic response to How are you? has become: Busy! or even "Crazy Busy!"? If everyone is experiencing a more hectic-paced environment, what sets successful people apart? Successful people have the ability to remain calmly focused on the objective at hand under compounded stress, change, additional pressures, and demands. They are capable of managing their seas, the mental, emotional and physical states from which they... Read More


Do You Provide Deep Water Training for 4th Quarter Seas?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday October 22, 2018 comments

Do You Provide Deep Water Training for 4th Quarter Seas?

Odds are you provide training for your people. You budget for it, you schedule for it you invest in it. You cull providers and products to determine which trainings are going to sell your products faster, provide better service, increase efficiency or enhance soft skills for team members to lead or collaborate more successfully to meet those objectives. You probably know your market, your competition, your industry cycles, and have a pretty good handle on the environmental waters in which your company fishes. The question is: Have... Read More


There is No Backstage Pass for Chronic Pain

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday September 17, 2018 comments

There is No Backstage Pass for Chronic Pain

With over 27 million albums sold and countless tours, Lady Gagas voice has thrilled fans worldwide. Shes now using it to talk about a very personal and widely-shared issue, chronic pain. Lady Gaga is challenged with fibromyalgia and PTSD. Singer Selena Gomez recently revealed her life-saving kidney transplant to increase awareness of lupus, an autoimmune condition shared by Toni Braxton , Nick Cannon , Seal, and Kristen Johnston to name a few. Other celebs deal with chronic back pain as a result of injuries George Clooney,... Read More


Don't Let This One Factor Derail Your Company Goals for the Year

By: Kathleen Gramzay Thursday January 11, 2018 comments Tags: corporate wellness, workers comp claims, healthcare costs

Don't Let This One Factor Derail Your Company Goals for the Year

The New Year is here. Youve spent months planning, budgeting, and setting your company goals for your most successful year yet. Your team is ready, with each persons contributions an integral piece to the success of the whole.If each member of your team contributes their part, everyone wins your customers, your team, and your stakeholders.So what can derail your plan, disintegrate your momentum, and increase your costs? Your key administrative person needs carpal tunnel surgery and is out three weeks Your top salesperson has... Read More


Bridging the Wellness Gap

By: Kathleen Gramzay Tuesday June 6, 2017 comments

Bridging the Wellness Gap

It was heartening to hear local company reports of the favorable trend of increased employee participation in wellness programs at the Phoenix Business Journals Healthiest Employers event. Notwithstanding arguments of hard ROI versus soft returns regarding employee satisfaction and productivity, wellness clearly benefits both the employers and individuals. While nutrition and exercise programs help to improve blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and body mass index, a significant gap in wellness remains for both businesses and their... Read More


Sitting is a Pain Pt 3 - Air Travel

By: Kathleen Gramzay Wednesday September 28, 2016 comments Tags: back pain relief, flying pain relief

Sitting is a Pain Pt 3 - Air Travel

The third place sitting is a pain is air travel. Between schlepping bags, the mental duress of contending with possible schedule changes, and the actual time stuck in a seat, flying can definitely be a pain. If your job or vacation involves cross-country or international travel, you are already keenly aware that 5 to 15 hours in a cramped seat can definitely cause some discomfort. Hopefully, you get to travel business class which makes flying a lot more comfortable. My recent flight to and from Greece, then from New York to Phoenix had me... Read More


Sitting is a Pain Part 2 - Driving

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday September 2, 2016 comments Tags: back pain, back pain relief, driving back pain relief, hip pain, hip pain relief, neck pain relief, sciatica, sciatica relief

Sitting is a Pain Part 2 - Driving

In my August blog, Sitting is a Pain in the Butt, I offered some simple and effective tips to make your office chair a little less painful. There is another office seat that causes many people pain, the mobile one located behind a steering wheel. While cab and Uber drivers come readily to mind, there are untold numbers of people who spend their days on the road for their jobs covering expansive territory, as my friend Lynn did. She, along with many of my previous clients, dealt with sciatic pain as a result. Neck pain is equally... Read More


Sitting is a Pain in the Butt

By: Kathleen Gramzay Thursday August 4, 2016 comments Tags: corporate wellness, counteract sitting, move

Sitting is a Pain in the Butt

Have you heard the saying if you want to understand someone's experience "walk a mile in their shoes"? Instead of walking in someone else's shoes, I have been sitting in someone else's office chair. All I can say is given the option, I'll take the shoes. I'll admit I've been spoiled. For the last 17 years as a self-developed, movement-based therapist and educator teaching Kinessage to therapists, my days were all about movement. My desire to share the method with everyone else who lives in a body led me write Release Your Pain, Expand Your... Read More


The Price of Pain Part 3 - Shifting the Paradigm on Pain

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday April 29, 2016 comments Tags: alternative answers to pain relief, holistic pain relief, pain, pain relief, painreliefwithoutdrugs

The Price of Pain Part 3 - Shifting the Paradigm on Pain

So far, this series has been looking at pain through the lens of the western medical model. Today the lens is being widened to let more light in on the subject. Notwithstanding its contributions, the drawbacks of the traditional medical model are significant: side effects, potential drug dependency and lethal interactions, not to mention the risks associated with surgery. In the western model, the body is seen as something to fix. Pain is something to manage, and imbalance or disease something to conquer through external means. Pain has... Read More





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