23 06, 2017

10 Ways to Better Mental Health

By | 2017-06-26T10:37:42+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Wellness|

When we hear mental health, most people think of mental illness. However, someone doesn’t need a physical ailment before they can work on improving physical health and it’s the same with mental health. Everyone could benefit from improved mental health. Mental Conditioning  Reach out – Stay connected to people. Don’t try to go it alone. [...]

24 05, 2017

Are You Living a Heart Unhealthy Lifestyle?

By | 2017-05-18T09:22:00+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Wellness|

TKO Graphics wellness committee promotes a monthly healthy living initiative. For May it’s healthy food options.  I focused on heart healthy so, I googled heart healthy foods and found a plethora of helpful blogs, white papers, videos, recipes, and infographics. Then my mind began to wander (as it often does) instead of heart healthy choices what [...]

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 [...]