Straight Talk

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO [NOTE: This post originally appeared in the April 2017 print issue of Mindful Magazine] I’ve developed a theory that the biggest driver of mindlessness at work comes from lack of communication. Most times, this is...

States of Being

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO [Note: This post originally appeared on Thrive Global] Never underestimate the impact you have on other people. It is almost impossible to fully understand how your behavior (actions and words) has impacted others in...

4 Ways to Mindfully Prevent Office Burnout

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO In 2007 I collapsed from exhaustion at an event that I was producing. It was the culmination of far too many hours working, the lifestyle choices I was making (and not making), and the always-present stress of trying to...

An Uncomfortable Conversation About Stress

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO WARNING: This content may be uncomfortable. Just like balance, stress means different things to different people and stress impacts each person differently. What is stressful to you might not be stressful to your...

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO This is about the myths and misconceptions surrounding the many interconnected roles, relationships, and responsibilities we face each day, often referred to as this thing called “work-life balance.” When it comes to...

Assume Positive Intent

By Jae Ellard, Simple Intentions Founder and CEO [Note: This post originally appeared on Huffington Post] It’s easy to get hooked in our modern world. Meaning many times each day we feel resistance when conversations, outcomes, projects and meetings don’t go the way...

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