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GratiTuesday – June 18th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Turns out we can overuse the phrase ‘thank you’ to such a degree that it becomes rote… meaningless; even when we truly mean it.

Jeff Hayden, contributing editor at Inc. published an article, “Start Using 2 Words Instead of ‘Thank You’ and You Can Strengthen Relationships, Reduce Stress, and Savor Positive Experiences,” [https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/stop-saying-thank-you-start-saying-these-2-words-you-can-strengthen-relationships-reduce-stress-savor-positive-experiences.html?cid=sf01002] that addresses this very issue. Instead of the standard thanks, consider offering, ‘I’m grateful.’

This slight turn of phrase is highly effective when it is followed by a few thoughtful words describing specifically why you are grateful. For example, ‘I’m grateful you took the time to double check those figures; freed me up to proof our presentation slides.’

Sincere communication of appreciation goes a long way toward effectively connecting with others.

Genuine recognition rewards effort and accomplishment, reinforces positive behaviors, builds self-esteem and confidence, and boosts motivation and enthusiasm. You feel better about your effort. You feel better about yourself.”

You feel better and so do those with whom you share your gratitude… both at work and in every other area of your life experience.

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM grateful for #employeewellbeingmonth. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ____________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #employeewellbeingmonth #gratitudematters #gratitudemattersatwork #corporateculturematters

GratiTuesday – June 11th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday – again! All through June we will be celebrating Employee Wellbeing Month. Regardless of the role you play within your company’s leadership structure, there is ample evidence that all members of a “well workforce” – measured through the metrics of mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing – contribute to a productive, innovative, successful company vision. In short, corporate culture matters.

In this clip entitled, “Three Research-Based Tips for a Grateful Workplace,” [https://youtu.be/2hIYKo9YStE] Professor Ryan Fehr from the University of Washington first describes his MBA students’ typical state of mind upon arrival from their work day; across the board these corporate leaders – Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing – all exhibit and report symptoms of intense work-related stress. In this talk, Professor Fehr shares his research on how to build a meaningful culture of gratitude at work 1) Build Gratitude Habits at Work (4:27); 2) Draw from Sources (10:04); 3) Guard against Negative Emotions (16:05). A workplace gratitude program’s success is directly tied to participation. We all know the most effective corporate leaders lead by example. Developing and committing to a well workplace starts at the top. Corporate culture matters. Gratitude matters at work.

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful my professional experience and expertise provide valuable resources to highly effective corporate wellness programs. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ____________________

#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #employeewellbeingmonth #gratitudematters #gratitudemattersatwork #corporateculturematters

GratiTuesday – June 4th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday! Through checking an online calendar of events, discovered this week is designated as National Business Etiquette Week, recognizing the need to practice proper business etiquette to successfully compete in a growing global marketplace [https://www.psow.edu/national-business-etiquette-week]. Proper etiquette of any kind naturally includes the expression of gratitude. Meaningful recognition of employees that ‘go beyond’ creates a workplace that inspires employees on many levels. Simply put, gratitude matters at work. Researcher Lynette Silva speaks to this topic in her talk at the Greater Good Science Center entitled, “Why a Paycheck Isn’t a Thank You,”: https://youtu.be/USfCb2oVhbQ

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful my work in service – providing on-site corporate wellness services (yoga-chair yoga-meditation) through Om in the Office Workplace Wellness Programs – also addresses this important point – Gratitude Matters at Work. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ____________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #nationalbusinessetiquetteweek #gratitudematters #gratitudemattersatwork

GratiTuesday – May 28th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Yesterday was Memorial Day, a national holiday here in the United States instituted for remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving in the military. There are many ways to do this. To honor another’s service is to appreciate that service; or in this case, to honor their sacrifice we remember them in reverent gratitude through prayer, celebration, or through our own service. For myself, I am deeply honored to serve those who served through volunteer-teaching in the yoga program at the Bedford Massachusetts VA Hospital. If expressing gratitude to those who served through volunteering calls to you, please consider learning more about volunteer programs at your local Veterans Administration: https://www.volunteer.va.gov/

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful to serve those who served. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: __________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #memorialday #veterans #service #volunteer

GratiTuesday – May 21st

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! Reminded just now to invite a bit of ‘novelty’ into my meditation practice. While there are numerous benefits linked to sticking with a particular practice – repetition offers multiple opportunities to explore any practice more deeply, for example; we may experience renewed interest and commitment to our practice of meditation through a new technique. Consider exploring this guided meditation for gratitude posted on YouTube by Linda Hall. [https://youtu.be/Tm14bj-hZhQ]

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for thoughtful gifts from friends and family. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ____________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #heavilymeditated #guidedmeditation #lindahall

GratiTuesday – May 14th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Recently returned from a blissed-out weekend yoga retreat facilitated by my dear friend-teacher-mentor, Chandra Cantor, at Sky Meadow Retreat Center in Stannard, Vermont. I AM so full of gratitude; feels like I may burst! Beautiful location in the Northeast Kingdom; surrounded by forest, ringed by mountains, right up close to the sky. Kind, attentive, helpful staff and interns. Amazing freshly-picked and thoughtfully prepared vegetarian food from surrounding farm(s) and gardens. Animal friends to talk to; sheep and chickens and llamas – oh my! A perfectly lovely group of women attended; known and – now new – friends from all around the east coast. And, of course, all of Chandra’s yoga classes. The perfect balance of engaged activity and intentional solitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you all for a wonder-full yoga retreat weekend. [steppingintobalance.com] [skymeadowretreat.com]

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for Chandra Cantor Yoga and Sky Meadow Retreat Center. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #cantorchandra #skymeadowretreat

GratiTuesday – May 7th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Y’all! There are many scientific studies exploring the measurable benefits of practicing gratitude. Science is all well and good, yet sometimes we look for inspiration through the lived experiences of others. Here in this TED Radio Hour Podcast, the speakers share their personal experiences practicing the power of gratitude: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/approaching-with-kindness/id523121474?i=1000427900987

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for new perspectives. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #tedradiohour

GratiTuesday – April 30th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Another GratiTuesday. Another adventure exploring the expression of gratitude. Meet my friend Heidi Schwartz. She is an artist; a musician and a painter. Her artistic passions and talents have blossomed into a successful live-painting-business – Paint Your Event – with corporate and private clients all around the world:https://www.paintyourevent.com

I know for a fact that Heidi lives her expression of gratitude. Once upon a time Heidi thanked me with a gift of one of her first paintings, “Golden Hair”. I still treasure it today. The featured image here is loosely titled “Grafitti Canvas” and invites the guests at Paint Your Event to express what they are grateful for. Go Hi D!

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for artistic friends. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #Nashville,TN #paintyourevent #HiD #HeidiSchwartz

GratiTuesday – April 23rd

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday and World Book Day during National Poetry Month! Wow, April! Because my love of books began in early childhood, the natural impulse is to indoctrinate other young children; teach a child to read and you gift them unlimited possibilities. Best-selling and award-winning children’s author Eileen Spinelli, ‘combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings’ in her book, Thankful (Zonderkidz/HarperCollins, 2015). This book is meant to be read aloud. Take a listen: https://youtu.be/zXLhjE9J-EU

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for every green sprout (you know, like the gardener). Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #thankful #eileenspinelli

GratiTuesday – April 16th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! Have you meditated today? This week? Ever? Curious? You may be familiar with Deepak Chopra, ‘an American author, and motivator of Indian origin. He is one of the most valued meditation trainers and alternative medicine specialists of today. His gratitude meditation script has found worldwide acceptance…’ (Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury, https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/guided-gratitude-med…/). Consider exploring his “Guided Meditation on Gratitude”: https://youtu.be/KSM6hVkYhIs As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for April showers. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #madhuleenroychowdhury #positivepsychology #gratitudemeditation #deepakchopra

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