It’s great to be back after a year-long hiatus, and what a year it’s been. My wellness career took a new trajectory, and the world has fundamentally changed. My heart goes out to those who have lost their lives or have been debilitated by this terrible virus, and to those who have lost their livelihoods (I hope temporarily). It’s an unwelcome test of tenacity and resilience, but a test nonetheless. It’s also tested the lives of busy professionals, many who are now working remotely. Like myself, and millions of others, we went from long commutes and hours at the office, to the new reality of working from home. It’s this shift that has prompted me to hone in and talk about what I know best, workplace well-being, no matter where that workplace may be.
As offices shuttered and we retreated to our makeshift home offices, well-being became more important than ever. As front line workers and first responders bared the brunt, their well-being became more important than ever. My work had a level of immediacy and reactivity that I had never before experienced.
Here we are three months since lockdown, and America is gradually re-opening. For those of us who normally work in an office and reading the new CDC office building guidelines, things most certainly won’t be the same. This is where bend burn breathe (b3), and this blog come in. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, click on the home page and “the b3 story” under “About” to learn more about the b3 methodology. To simplify, it’s all about nurturing your mind, body and soul with simple, easy-to-do well-being practices grounded in science. Each post, as it’s been, focuses on one of these areas. Take a moment to browse through the archives on the sidebar.
To all the hard-working, busy professionals out there, let’s bend, burn, and breathe together during these challenging times.