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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


EMPOWER YourSelf to Succeed!

By: Kathleen Gramzay Sunday January 21, 2018 comments

The beauty of a new year is that it gives us a psychological boost to a fresh start. Often, great intentions are set to eat healthier, get more exercise, be more fiscally responsible to name a few common choices. Yet, according to a study, only 64% of people are still committed to their resolution after 1 month, and only 46% after 6 months. And, only 14% of adults over 50 achieve their resolution compared to 39% of people in their 20's. So what'sthe huge factor that de-rails good intentions? HABIT! But habit... 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


Choose the Right Pillow and Get Better Sleep

Monday August 28, 2017 comments

Starting your day with neck pain makes for a tough start. One of the big causes of neck pain is using a pillow that doesn't support your neck properly. Do you have chronic neck pain or wake up with occasional kinks from "sleeping funny"? If so, I invite you to replaceyour pillow with a better choice that will be easier on your neck, help you sleep better and wake up happier. My newest favorite for back sleeping has become the travel pillow - used in a different way. Most people wear them around the back of their neck with the opening... Read More


What's Your Declaration of Independence?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday July 3, 2017 comments Tags: body/mind, self care, self development

What's Your Declaration of Independence?

With fireworks and parades, barbecues and loved ones we commemorate the independence of our country. We pay tribute to those who gave their time and many, their lives, to afford us certain unalienable rights, the freedoms of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It took courage and conviction for our forefathers to stand up and say NO LONGER would they accept the status quo. It then required sustained willful action to change the circumstances that were no longer acceptable. What had long been tolerated became intolerable -to the... 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


Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

By: Kathleen Gramzay Tuesday February 14, 2017 comments Tags: #selfcare #selflove

Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

Holidays designated to celebrate relationships often have a way of magnifying their absence for those not in one. Valentine's Day, in particular, can be challenging because the implied message is that validation of being lovable comes through someone else's expression of love for you. Whether you're single (or in a relationship) and feeling unloved because someone else isn't demonstrating their love or affection, I invite you to challenge the assumption of what defines "lovable" and free yourself in the process. Being lovable is a... Read More





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