Take A Mini Break!

77cc5803ff0a428ca7a1bf0512725081There is abundant research pointing to the benefits of mindfulness including; stress reduction, increased insight and improved memory and focus. Taking mini breaks, especially during times you are really busy can keep you grounded and focused.

Here are three short mindfulness exercises from a deck called Growing Mindful by clinical psychologists Mitch Abblett and Chris Willard.

  1. Heartfulness
    Place one hand palm up in the other hand. Then place both over your heart. close your eyes. Notice sensations, notice emotions, as you take three breaths.

  2. The Tree
    Stand tall with the confidence of a huge tree. Breathing in, I see myself as a tree… Breathing out, I fee confident and strong….. Repeat for 5 breaths.
  3. Don't Just Do Something
    Sit there, doing nothing, for one full minute. My invitation is to choose a favorite and use it frequently in the coming weeks.

Top 20 Creative Resources for Play, Productivity & Well-Being

It's Finally Here – The Brand New Updated Top 20 Creative Resources Report
I think you will love the fresh, newly updated, Top 20 Resources Report!
I'm excited to say I found lots of great new resources for you including a few cool apps.
Each resource listed has a description and a link.
You will find a broad range of resources:
  • Creative inspiration for  workshops
  • Powerful assessments
  • Productivity tools
  • Mindfulness and well-being resources
  • Plenty of inspiration
  • And even a few that will simply make you smile and invite you to play.
All of the resources are in service of your well-being and success – personally and professionally.
Not only are these great resources for  you personally, they are awesome resources for clients. It's so nice to have these types of resources readily available in one place. 
I made it super easy to access a link to a specific resource quickly.  The table of contents has a quick link feature for each resource. You don't have to scroll through the whole report to find a fav.
You can get your free copy here: Top 20 Creative Resources & Apps on the Web
I'd love your feedback on this collection and if you have a favorite resource I missed-please share!