9 03, 2017

How Negativity Adversely Affects Your Health  

By | 2017-03-09T09:17:18+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Wellness|

For most of my adult life, I’ve believed one’s outlook affects one's health. My unscientific observation has been that pessimistic people have more illnesses and ailments than the folks who see the brighter side of life. I wholeheartedly believe part of the difference is self-fulfilling, and some of it is the harm negativity does to [...]

15 02, 2017

Knockout Smoking

By | 2017-02-15T12:16:34+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Wellness|

We asked a few of our TKO Teammates, who have smoked and quit, to share their stories in the hopes that it might help those on our team that smoke to take the plunge to becoming tobacco free!   Becky Maners How long did you smoke? “Since I was 16-years-old.” How much did you smoke, [...]

18 11, 2016

The Health and Wellness Benefits of Hiking

By | 2016-11-18T11:37:58+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Wellness|

Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows I share a lot of images from the trails. In his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens at the End, Atul Gawande asks when is the price of living no longer worth the dividend? For me, it would be difficult to imagine a life without a walk in the woods. Eight [...]

9 11, 2016

Why My Sister’s Inner Voice Told Her Dad Might Lose His Arm

By | 2016-11-09T10:04:29+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Wellness|

Before taking our father to an outpatient surgery to remove a skin cancer from his forearm, my sister approached me and asked, “What will we do if they amputate Dad’s arm?” I did my best to reassure her there was an extremely low, almost impossible, chance of dad losing his arm. I thanked her for taking [...]

20 10, 2016

7 Ways to Improve Working with Yourself

By | 2016-10-21T10:34:18+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Leadership Values, Wellness|

I’ve written about improving workplace communications and breaking down silos, but improving how you work with others may need to start with how you treat yourself. Someone said it’s hard to love anyone if you don’t love yourself. The same is true for leadership. It’s hard to lead if you don’t lead yourself, and it’s [...]

1 07, 2016

Thin it to Win it

By | 2016-07-15T08:44:09+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Wellness|

I originally wrote this as an internal newsletter article, but the more I thought about it, the more I believed it had worth as a blog post. There are lessons here for any organization, and besides I wanted to recognize a few of the great people I’m privileged to work with. It Starts with the [...]