You, Coronavirus, and the Infectious Impact of Fear

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday March 9, 2020 comments Tags: #coronavirus, #leadership, #selfcare

You, Coronavirus, and the Infectious Impact of Fear

Have you noticed that challenges are usually multifaceted? There is a problem to solve and the inherent opportunity for learning and growth. In my view, the Coronavirus is such a challenge. We can choose how we respond to it, individually and collectively. And, the better informed we are, the best responses we choose. I offer the following perspective based on twenty years of study and experience in body/mind health. If you find it of value, feel free to share it with others. Get the Facts and Take Right Action . In dealing with... Read More

Are Allergies Taking the Fun Out of Your Spring?

Tuesday March 26, 2019 comments

It is hard to appreciate the glory of Spring when every time you step out the door your eyes are watering or a cascade of sneezes starts. One way to relieve allergies without medication is by using a neti pot. What is that? It is a small, ceramic little teapot designed for flushing your nasal passages. They can be found at health markets for around $14. Here's how it works. Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of regular salt into one cup ( its capacity) distilled or filtered water only and rinse. (For health safety, n ever use tap water... Read More

Are These Warning Indicators Showing Up in You or Your Team?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday February 4, 2019 comments

Are These Warning Indicators Showing Up in You or Your Team?

Indicators are a great tool for managing business. For example, market indicators, inventory-turn indicators, and closing ratios are all helpful data to understand what is (or isnt) happening in your business. Knowing how to spot and properly interpret them means the difference between being blindsided, prepared for challengesor ready for opportunities. When it comes to humans, reading indicators may seem more complex but it doesnt have to be. Its a matter of understanding the underlying drivers, what triggers them, and then having the... Read More

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