How Can I Work Smart at My Computer?

How Can I Work Smart at My Computer?

Recently at a “Mindfulness in the Digital Age” workshop, I discussed several apps, products, and other resources that have helped me work with more sanity and health. I’ll share them below. If you have found something that works for you, please do email me or comment below since I intend to update this list. What my computer rests on: As you can see from the photo above, my laptop is raised (on a fascinating read called "Super Baby Food" :-)) so that when I'm sitting on my stool, I don't have to drop…continue reading →
The Approach: Healthy Sitting Posture at Work

The Approach: Healthy Sitting Posture at Work

Last night in the final class of Compassion & Vitality, one student brought in their computer and we re-created her work set up. She wanted to know how could she work without so much pain and stress? Just re-creating her office set up brought on waves of dread. We began with "The Approach." It was a simple experiment – could we change her working physical patterns (and her dread) by approaching her activity differently? Rather than plop down in the chair and breathlessly begin working as she had done previously, I asked her…continue reading →

Quick Tip for Helping Neck Pain

Here's a quick tip to help with your neck pain. The way we move our head and neck, and even the way we think about our spine and head, determine how much tension accumulates in the neck which often causes pain. In this short video, I'll offer a helpful way of thinking about your neck and head while working and going through your day, so that your head feels less like a bowling ball and more like it's floating on top of your spine. If you're interested in learning more how the body…continue reading →
Death by Desk

Death by Desk

I’m sure by now you all have heard about how sitting can kill you, literally. Not in one blunt trauma, but through an accumulation of sedentary residue that leads to heart attacks and other “ first world diseases.” There is plenty of fun equipment out there to make sitting at your desk less painful, and much more expensive. Several years ago, when I was in the throes of my injury and still working full-time in an office, I “ tested” the Humanscale Freedom, a sleek contraption of springs and padding that lets you…continue reading →