Featured Grindist: Ali Maffucci

Avoiding Burnout: Key takeaways from Jason Wachob’s Wellth

Burnout is sadly a concept that is familiar to far too many of us. And it’s burnout that propelled MindBodyGreen founder Jason Wachob to reexamine, and ultimately overhaul his life. After graduating from Columbia, Jason found himself on Wall Street making millions. By all accounts he was living the dream, successful, wealthy, but unfulfilled, unhappy and most importantly – unwell.

Sweta Vikram: Why Writing is a Form of Meditation

 

Tips for tapping into workplace wellness

Courtesy of Dennis Hamilton

Get Your Grind Life: Mindfulness = Productivity

Mindfulness has been described as "bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis." (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999) It’s a fact, or a series of facts, that practicing mindfulness and meditation helps to decrease anxiety, boost emotional intelligence, and increase clarity, focus, and productivity. Why is everyone not doing this?? We are bombarded by thoughts every day which pull us into stresses of the past or future, so why would we not want to learn to live in the present moment to more consistently deliver on the best versions of ourselves? It’s time to wake the hell up.

Howdy, Partner!

What's better than Monthly Membership at Grind?  Monthly Membership with serious benefits.  We've been adding to our roster of partners all summer and our list of perks is shaping up to be pretty spectular. Check out who we've teamed up with to provide our members with the best deals out there on services that actually make life easier. 

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Justworks is a platform that automates HR, payments, benefits and government paperwork so entrepreneurs can focus on what matters: their business and their team.

Great Advice for Entrepreneurs: Building Mindful Brands

A nice reminder on why mindfulness is such an important element of building a brand, according to Etsy's Vice President of Values and Impact, Matthew Stinchcomb. 

Stretch and Be Social With Yoga Means Business!

Join our friends (and Grindists!) Yoga Means Business this evening (1/22) for their weekly social club!  Email info@yogameansbusiness.com for more details!

What:  YMB Social Club

Who:  Movers and shakers at NYC's most exciting companies

Stretch:  Thursday (1.22) 5:05 PM @ Jivamukti Yoga School in Union Square ($15)

Stretchpectations:  A 1-hour class accessible for beginners and comprehensive for those with more experience.  Unlike YMB classes at your office, you'll need to change into workout clothes for this one.

Social:  6:15 PM ETA for post-class Happy Hour @ All'Onda (13th b/w 5th & 6th)

FYI:  You can come to one or both parts of this social club

Bonus:  Last week's playlist available for your listening pleasure on Spotify

Host:  Yoga Means Business is making life at work easier with truly office-friendly yoga and meditation.  30-Minutes.  No change of clothes.  No yoga mats.  For everyone.  

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump--In Your Coworking Space or Elsewhere!

We've all been there--3pm and you can barely keep your eyes open at your desk.  So, how can this afternoon slump be avoided?  Meredith Lepore of Skillcrush has come up with 7 tips to help those in coworking spaces and beyond! 

Entrepreneurs and Freelancers: Give Yourselves a Break!

Rejoice, Grindists!  According to Elizabeth Grace Saunders, free time is absolutely essential to mental clarity and maintained success, especially for entrepreneurs and freelancers.  Check out why!

Interested in Bringing On a Business Collaborator?

Thinking you don’t want to go it alone? Things would be more fun if shared with a partner? Need the financial contribution of someone else? Choosing a business collaborator is an important decision, one that can make or break your business.

How Can Freelancers Avoid Isolation? Join a Coworking Space!

We've got a hefty number of freelancers in our space who have joined the Grind community, desperate for human interaction.  Because of that, it's easy for us to get down with Michael Tunney's advice for how to avoid isolation and seasonal depression.  Read on to see if you agree as well.  

One of the most important tradeoffs for freelancer freedom is loneliness. There’s a 2011 Gallup poll that shows self-employed workers reported having lower levels of wellbeing than other workforce groups—even those who are unemployed.

Work week's over...Need a Nap?

We made it through the work week! And here at Grind, Friday afternoons mean one thing...power nap time! At the office debating if you're in need of a midday snooze? Sarah Klein of The Huffington Post shares some tips on how to beak it down...read on to find out if it's time for you to recharge.

In the Mind of a Grindist--Jeremy Goldman

Get a glimpse into the brilliant brain of Grindist Jeremy Goldman as he explains what he sees as one of the main benefits of coworking: staying human.

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