“The more we’re moving, the better we’re feeling, the more focused, the more energized we generally are… It affects our digestion, it affects our brain focus, it affects everything.” Dr. Heidi Roberts
Heidi Roberts received her doctorate in physical therapy degree from Loma Linda University in southern California. And different from most PTs, she pursued an orthopedic physical therapy residency in Seattle.
Early on, Heidi recognized a tremendous lack of body awareness as an underlying cause of people’s pain. In 2012 she founded Motion Therapy, which enabled her to bring physical therapy, injury prevention, and wellness services to athletes, professionals, and businesses, enabling her to broaden the reach of this work.
In September, she published The Sitting Disease, which reached #1 At Amazon/Kindle in 8 categories! The more we’re moving, the better we’re feeling, the more focused, the more energized we generally are.
You can learn more about Heidi’s work at her website: http://www.motiontherapy.net
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Despite being constantly connected, we are experiencing a loneliness epidemic (see HBR series here). Building real relationships is more important than ever. You can start where you work and Alex Brookings and team are doing things right at B.GOOD.
The lessons that Alex shares and my experiences as a customer stand out. These are things that you can practice with your teams in the way you treat the people you meet and interact with on a daily basis. One or two minutes can make the difference in someone’s day.
Alex is Director of Operations for B.GOOD restaurants in Maine and Vermont. He started his career in fine dining and thrives in places that emphasize the importance of working together. In 2013 he joined forces with colleague and friend William Zolper, opening a first B.GOOD location in Portland’s Old Port. Since, Brooking and Zolper have opened 2 more locations (South Portland and Burlington, Vermont), and look forward to adding more.
B.GOOD is a growing fast-casual franchise specializing in locally sourced ingredients and healthy menu options revolving around the growing season.
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What do International Pro Basketball and Community Business Building have in common? Nik Caner-Medley.
You may know Nik Caner-Medley as a former star basketball player at Deering High School or the University of Maryland. Most recently, he has signed a 2-year contract with Movistar Estudiantes in Madrid Spain. What you may not know, is that Nik is a business and community-builder in Portland, Maine.
We recorded this show in the Boardroom at Cloudport Coworking Multi-space, while Nik is here for the summer. He is the owner and developer.
Co-working and multi-space environments have captured my attention as a business owner in recent years. The opportunities for greater collaboration in the community and improved blending of work and life are tremendous and inspiring.
In more than 20 years of office-working, this has been the most supportive and motivating environment I have experienced. There are better ways of working and I hope you enjoy the conversation.
Learn more at Cloudport.
Andrew Silsby shares the secret to engagement for wellness and business. It involves a tractor, a “dreadmill” and other key ingredients for an award-winning wellness plan.
Andrew E. Silsby is President and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, a $900 million mutual banking organization headquartered in Augusta Maine. Silsby started his career in banking as a summer teller in 1986 and joined Kennebec Savings Bank in 1993 where he steadily climbed the ranks to begin leading the organization as President in 2014. The organization embarked on an effort to increase employee wellness by creating a multifaceted program to foster and encourage healthier living with its 121 employees. Andrew sits down to discuss some of the lessons the organization learned over the past two years in making employee wellness a priority at Kennebec Savings Bank. https://www.kennebecsavings.bank
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What if there was a simple and effective tool that could help children who suffer from trauma, kids who put too much pressure on themselves, those with special needs, and perhaps kids who have been bullied. Something that could help the child while also helping the teacher.
Julie Campilio has created a simple and powerful solution and she has put it into practice for the past 10 years in schools, positively impacting students (3-18), teachers, and parents. (RadiantBeginningsYoga.com)
Julie struggled with an anxiety and attention deficit disorder since she was a child. Yoga and mindfulness helped her overcome years of panic attacks and medication, so she founded Radiant Beginnings Yoga to help others focus naturally and manage stress in their own lives.
While teaching in 2008, she saw an immediate change in students who were having difficulty self-regulating and managing stress. Watching students shift from anxious, impulsive and unfocused to calm and focused is what drove her to share holistic self-coping strategies through yoga and mindfulness. She is using yoga and mindfulness strategies to increase focus, attention, self- awareness and self-regulation.
Quote from a young student:
“After recess, I was really mad at someone in here. During the video, I looked over at that person and now I just feel calm. I forgot why I was even mad at that person.”
Learn More at http://www.radiantbeginningsyoga.com