The Art of The Break

Burnout does not have to be the price of success in the workplace. There is an art in breaking from the norms for better ways of working together and many people are leading the way - at all levels. Join the conversations to inspire change in your work and for others; with mindfulness and resilience.
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Improving health and business through The Art of The Break. Conversations with inspiring people who are creating paths to better ways of working.

Mar 20, 2017

Join us for an interesting discussion especially for developers, programmers, and tech workers.  This will also be of interest if you employ or work with technology experts.

For the business owner, breaks are about productivity; for an individual, it is about feeling better at the end of your day.  Are you filling your stress cup?  Listen to our discussion to learn 1 important thing to do every day.

John Moore has spent years in information technology, working with some of the largest companies in the world.  He loves being able to solve complex problems and bring greater value to people's lives.

He has overcome significant obstacles in his life and the hurdles of other's expectations.  As a shamanic practitioner, martial artist and someone who has lived in the world of business for decades, he understands what it means to walk in both worlds.

You can learn more about John at  He also writes a weekly column for  

Mar 13, 2017

My guest this week is Chris Kast who tells us how thirty, Type A+ brand media strategists and creative professionals find time to connect and engage at work.  Chris shares insights on employee empowerment with one of the busiest creative teams in Portland.

Their work includes Maine Magazine, Old Port Magazine, Maine Home & Design, Kennebunkport Festival, Love Maine Radio, and Maine Live, just to name a few.  Yet this group manages to connect with themselves and community; they support over 140 non-profits each year.

Chris Kast is the Brand Strategist of The Brand Company, owned by Maine Media Collective.  Learn more at - –

Mar 6, 2017

Join me with Monica Worline for an informative and compelling conversation on the importance of compassion in the workplace.  She talks about how fear can get in our way and gives us simple tools to demonstrate compassion in ways that are most meaningful. 

Did you know that practicing compassion at work is a successful business strategy? Compassionate workplaces have higher levels of service quality, increased retention of talented employees, better innovation, and collaboration.

Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion in the workplace; and co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations.

Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. She is an award-winning teacher who has also served on the faculties of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University; the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine; and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

Join us for 100 Days of Awakening Compassion at Work:

You can also learn more about Monica Worline at