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I Did This: The Seven Day Detox Challenge

I love the sound of cracking open a new can of my favorite energy drink every morning. The popping noise creates the same anticipation others feel when the smell of coffee awakens their senses. The problem with my habit, though, is that everyone can hear that as well, which makes the attempt ...Read More

I Did This: Meditation for 7 Days

Don’t get me wrong — I’m  familiar with the concept of meditation. It’s something my colleagues hold in high regard, friends have practiced and taught over the years, and celebrities are frequently outspoken about. Yet, I never had the urge to try it. Years ago, I gave yoga a spin, and the emphasis ...Read More

Book Review: The Power of Habit

When we think about what we want to change about ourselves, we’re often too results-oriented. We visualize being thinner, more patient, kinder, and so on. How wonderful would the world be if we just snapped our fingers and transformed into our desired, more benevolent selves overnight?  Or even when we do devote the ...Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect on some of our favorite items for the special occasion. A DIY gift or something from the heart can truly brighten the day, so here are some special handpicked ideas that she’ll truly fall in love with. To get started, ...Read More

I Will Walk 500 Miles…Or at Least 10,000 Steps

I’ve always been a walker — and I don’t mean the Walking Dead kind. Yet, after relocating from an incredibly walking-friendly place, New York City, to sunny south Florida, I found myself walking less. After all, instead of walking–or half running–to catch the subway every morning or clocking in miles on foot ...Read More

On Being Happy and the Antidote

The concept behind Oliver Burkeman’s The Antidote is fairly simple: Stop trying too hard. After all, doing the opposite hasn’t quite worked for us so well thus far. What is he talking about? The never-ending pursuit of happiness.  Burkeman reflects on the fact that we as a society are overly saturated with therapists, ...Read More

Something New (to Do) For Spring

Since spring is synonymous with regeneration and renewal, we wanted to turn that association inward, and see how we can apply the concept of fresh beginnings to our lives. We’ve asked our friends and colleagues in the office to share something new and exciting that they have done in the month of March, ...Read More

Breaking Bad…Habits

If you have an office job, then this dilemma is all too familiar to you: You get overwhelmed by the abundance of never-ending stimuli that can hinder productivity. How frequently throughout the day do you find yourself distracted by things that have nothing to do with your actual job? The internal and external interruptions are always there, and many of us ...Read More

All In, All Green!

Sometimes in our PF headquarters, we experience a midday slump that’s not uncommon in offices across the country. To combat this, we’ve tried numerous sluggishness-zapping techniques like midday coffee breaks, healthy protein snacks, and even brisk walks to spring our minds back into wakeful consciousness. But none proved as effective or long-lasting ...Read More

Daylight Savings: An Extra Hour of Sunshine!

Ah, daylight saving time (DST) is a sign of more than just your clocks jumping one hour forward — it also means that spring is on its way, and the cold dreariness of winter is almost behind us. Historically, DST was a good way to curb some energy usage and give people an opportunity ...Read More