BodyMindTools

Taking Off: Three Benefits of Traveling

As interpreters and translators, we are exposed to a variety of life situations. If you have been in this profession long enough, perhaps you have encountered specific cases in which you have felt extreme happiness and fulfillment about the job you do. I certainly have.…
MasterWord
December 29, 2016
MindTools

Surprising Ways Gratitude can Improve Your Life

Thanksgiving is here. As Oprah Winfrey said “Be thankful for what you have; you will end up having more.” Genuine gratitude can have a tremendous effect on your work life; it boosts morale and promotes healthy culture. We should not hesitate to say “Thank you”…
MasterWord
November 23, 2016
MindTools

TED TALK: The Happy Secret to Better Work

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MasterWord
October 26, 2016
MindTools

What are Emotional Germs?

Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk spoke to us about the effects of others’ emotions when we are interpreting in difficult encounters. When we are privy to other peoples’ pain, suffering, and trauma, we are affected. Everyone is affected differently, but we are affected nonetheless. One strategy for…
MasterWord
June 15, 2016
Guided MeditationMindTools

Meditation Pills

© Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Director, Mind Body Spirit Institute Stop what you’re doing and take a break. Focus on your breathing for a few minutes. Whenever you wash your hands, use this time to wash your mind as well. As you focus on lathering and rinsing…
MasterWord
May 23, 2016
Guided MeditationMindTools

Guided Meditation by Tim Vanduivendyk

At our April 5th Interpreter Wellness Lunch & Learn (Outside In), Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk led participants in a guided meditation. Meditation is one of the many coping strategies named by Dr. VanDuivendyk, who serves as Vice President of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Memorial Hermann…
MasterWord
April 15, 2016