• The Myth of Multitasking

    In this article, we look at different reasons why multitasking doesn’t work and provide you with better solutions to increase your productivity.
  • How to Practice Mindful Listening

    Mindful listening is an essential tool for any mindfulness practice. By practicing mindful listening, you can improve your relationships, have more productive conversations at work, create stronger team dynamics and improve your level of happiness by connecting deeper to others.
  • How "Me Time" Can Help You Start a Mindfulness Practice

    See how time management and making time for "me time" can help you manage stress and implement a mindfulness practice.
  • Why Are You Hardwired for Negative Thinking?

    All of us are hard-wired to focus on the negative because of what is called negative bias. Negative bias explains our tendency to register negative stimuli more readily than positive stimuli and in addition dwell more on these negative events. In this blog, we look at what you can you do to overcome this bias?
  • Why Do You Keep Putting Yourself Last?

    Most of us struggle with finding time for ourselves to be mindful. In this blog, we focus on providing you with some tips that you can use to successfully make time to be mindful all year long!
  • What Does It Mean to R.E.S.S.E.T (reset)

    Most things in nature have a break. Therefore, when we are undergoing a chaotic, stressful or anxious moment, to break this cycle there must be a pause or a transition period. And that is the key to the R.E.S.S.E.T process. The R.E.S.S.E.T process is divided into two pillars – RES and SET - R.E.S stands for Reduced Environmental Stimuli, and S.E.T, stands for Self-Evaluation Techniques.
  • Chicago Tribune Article: Helping veterans launch startups

    After more than 10 years, several jobs, and hours of psychotherapy and training, Etienne has turned that trauma into what he calls his life’s work — a business that aims to teach people to use their senses to manage their trauma, stress and anxiety and achieve a sense of mindfulness.
  • Breathing Resolutions for the New Year (and Every Day After That!)

    Our goal for 2020 is to encourage you to focus on improving your health and wellbeing while also reducing stress with one hack that is so simple, you will be surprised how much of an impact it will make. This hack is your breath.

  • 5 Ways to Make This Year Your Best Year Yet

    As each year goes by, many of us are wondering where did time go? Everything in our lives is like a blur - one to-do list after another, one more email, one more project. Moving from one thing to the next without a break. In such a fast-paced world, we need to slow down and pay attention to the little precious moments more than ever. Because it is in these little moments that we find joy, happiness and fulfilment. 

    Research has shown that stress is the catalyst to most, if not all diseases. It can affect the immune system, organs, cognitive function, and more from the individual’s internal/physical level. From an environmental and social level, stress can destroy families, relationships, and careers. Now, this relentless enemy is making its way through organizations as whole.

    We can all agree that stress does not mean the same thing to everyone. In fact, different people have different names, concepts and ideas on what actual stress is to them. Most people believe that stress is happening when things are severe, overwhelming, and intense. Even still, people believe they are only under stress when lives are at stake, when they are ill, or when things are truly out of hand. People think they need to feel stress, see it, touch it, smell it, taste it, and sense it for it actually be stress.  

    Well, guess what?

    More often than not, people do not feel stress until it is too late. Research has shown that stress is a silent killer by being the catalyst to most diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and more.

    So, what exactly IS Stress?