We delude ourselves into thinking that there is no time for a walk, taking a longer lunch in search of healthier food and a good laugh with a colleague. Making time for certain activities can replenish, invigorate, decrease stress and increase bandwidth. Is exercise one of those activities??
By Jim Davis, Ed.M, MA “I’m overloaded”; “I’m underwater”; “I’m struggling here man” – those are three direct quotes from three different people currently sitting in my email inbox. Real, high-quality leaders, feeling overwhelmed. Leaders are looking for “less stress” in their lives. Makes sense. Stress can be painful, frustrating, and make even small tasks … Continue reading Understanding Stress
Is it possible that we overlook the role of the body in our professional lives? Habits of health and wellness play a larger role in workplace culture than one might initially think.
Jim Davis, Ed.M., MA, RSCC*D During a workshop this winter, we asked a group of college students about their sleep habits and guided them through a scenario: It’s 10:30pm and you have a 7:00am wakeup call – what factors most regularly keep you from throttling down for a health night’s rest? The responses were as … Continue reading What’s Getting in the Way of Student Sleep?
Jim Davis, Ed.M., MA, RSCC*D Attention is a skill. As technology improves and phones tug at the nervous systems of our students, it is a skill we should deliberately cultivate. Research has shown that “off-task” use of technology has become normalized in the classroom. Students are distracted more than ever before. Teaching the skill of … Continue reading MINDFUL MOVEMENT: A scaffold for student mindfulness training
Nutrition is essential. Whether you are an athlete or a coach, a teacher or a parent, a teammate or friend – anyone trying to maximize their potential – the way you fuel your body will have a major impact on your performance. There is a direct relationship between nutrition, cognition, and emotion that we would … Continue reading “Eat Better Desert” with Dr. Ian Smith