Passions

Nike’s Campaign Reminds Us That Having Fun is Part of Personal Transformation

Earlier this week my Instagram feed was filled with videos of elite athletes trying – and flopping catastrophically – at sports endeavors outside their usual field. The posts were accompanied by the hashtag #PlayNew. There was even a Nike commercial played during the televised USATF Golden Games at Mt. Sac on NBC that celebrated the humbling, messy, silly, crazy, all-in approach to trying something completely new.

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Oatly’s Plant-Based Quirkiness is About to Make a Big IPO Splash

One of the stand-out commercials of Super Bowl LV was Oatly CEO Toni Petersson chanting, “Wow, wow, no cow” in a field of grain. It pretty much summed up the runaway dairy alternative brand — unconventional, non-flashy but with a widely appealing aesthetic, and grounded in authentically out-there plant-based quirkiness.

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Breaking through a Performance Plateau

Performance is a combination of factors — preparation, conditions, physical readiness, and mindset. The work you put in on the pavement, in the weight room, on the road, or on mat fuels the output in competition. 

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Telomeres and the incredible anti-aging benefits of plants

Telomeres – the specialized protein at the end of linear chromosomes – protect important genetic information. These essential human cell parts affect how our cells age — representing our biological age. This biological age is influenced by heredity and a number of different activity-choices from our exercise and sleep to what we eat.

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Putting the Employee Experience at the Forefront of Remote Work Strategy

In a study performed in September 2020 of 2,234 workers in three countries, Forrester researchers found that 31% reported their mental health had suffered in the pandemic; 37% felt like they were ‘working harder now than I did before the pandemic’, and 58% had a ‘clear sense of what it will take’ to continue working through the pandemic.

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Three Delicious Ways to Enjoy Plant-Powered Cuisine

Plant-powered cuisine is really having a moment. Last year at CES, I was delightedly lined up for my second (or maybe third) Impossible Foods pork sandwich, amazed at the scintillating juiciness and real-life texture and flavor. I couldn’t wait to see them in the main grocery and food chains! Now every commercial and digital ad is a popular fast-food joint launching a new plant-based alternative to a classic. 

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Become a New Person Through Building Your Psychological Immune System

How can you become a new person through building your “psychological immune system? The secret lies in evolution. And, we’re far more capable than we know in training our brains to stay the course and manage stress.

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Running Shoes and subscription business models

A good pair of running shoes is like a dream, accompanying you along each mile, and in many ways, making those miles easier and more comfortable. But even the most perfect running shoes have a shelf life. For avid runners, that shelf life is even shorter than the mainstream fitness enthusiast. Running experts say shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles, depending on height, weight, gait, and level of cardio intensity.

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Plant-based eating. The new retirement plan?

For the past 70 odd years, retirement plans have consisted of a mix of 401(k) and IRAs, and perhaps some financial investments. However, as people are living longer and retiring later, there are more active earth-side years to be accounted for. Quality of life has become its own wealth component — the ability to move […]

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Transitioning to an Agile Workforce

 What will our new normal in the workplace look like? One thing that we have recently witnessed and taken part in since the pandemic is working from home. For some that are considered contract works, remote working is not a new thing.  Due to the pandemic, many businesses and workers have had to adapt to […]

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