Enid R. Spitz / Heartmanity Contributor

Enid R. Spitz / Heartmanity Contributor

Enid Spitz is a writer, yoga instructor, and works at the popular Lululemon. She previously lived in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, where she was a newspaper editor and researched yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury. Heartmanity combines Enid's passions for social well-being, neuroscience, and yoga. When not writing or on the yoga mat, she is an avid traveller, and loves being outdoors.

Recent Posts:

Parents Need Self-Care to Be Their Best Self

May 11, 2018

You put the oxygen mask on yourself before others.

We hear that lesson reiterated often. But in practice—when a parent thinks their child needs help—what is their gut instinct?

Self-care for parents is a challenging issue, and yet parents need self-care to be their best self. Balancing work and home life with a career, socializing, financial issues, a marriage or relationship, and raising kids makes being a parent a difficult juggling act.

How can parents find time for their own wellness amidst the hustle?

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Why Self-Care Matters for Both Employers and Employees

May 01, 2018
Today, as I was reading a professional company manual, I came across this self-care instruction: “Take time to care to your own self needs. Adequate rest, hydration, nutrition and sleep are vital to your success, as well of that as your clients and your organization. If you have a need that is not being met, excuse yourself to tend to it or talk to your supervisor.”

This was not advice. This was instruction. “Take care” was right there on page 5, just after the Table of Contents and Mission Statement.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Eliminate Clutter and Tackle that Spring Clean-Up for Good

April 12, 2018

A clean house or office, free from clutter and perfectly organized—isn’t that the dream?

There are thousands of resources out there with techniques for organizing, tips for decluttering, or a process for cleaning your closet. The list runs the gamut from “150+ Things to Throw Away Today” to “30 Ways to Instantly Declutter” and “The 4-Pile Strategy for Simplifying Your Closet.”

I have another idea: clutter is a mindset.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

Teenage Rebellion and the Teen Parent Connection

April 10, 2018
With no hesitation, I can proudly say that my mother is my best friend in this world. And I remember detesting her. If you put a snapshot of my teenage years next to life today, they would probably look like two different people.

While adolescents are not a different breed, they might at times seem like it. This portrayal has only been heightened by media and movie portrayals. Teens get stereotyped as hormonal, socially lost, or rebellious.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Employee Attrition: Why Companies Are Losing Dedicated and Talented Employees

April 05, 2018

As an employer, employee attrition is a hard—and often discouraging—situation to see happening inside your company. Whether you run an industry office, cutting-edge software company or a startup, hiring the right staff workers and, more importantly, retaining them is a vital but often unexpected task as a business owner.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

7 Ways to Infuse Love into Your Marriage

March 20, 2018

The love is there—it just might have ebbed to the fringes a bit.

It happens. Not just after a “honeymoon” phase, the literal honeymoon, the first child or the third, but possibly throughout it all. The feeling of love in a marriage can naturally wax and wane.

Here are seven ways to welcome it back to the heart of your relationship.

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

Technology and Relationships: How Technology Affects Relationships

March 01, 2018

You are now competing with pixels for the attention of nearly everyone you know. And you are probably losing.

Technology addiction, screen time, the black hole of the internet, Reddit, and the endless scroll of Instagram and TikTok—not to mention those notifications every time an email slides in! The widespread influence of tech is part of our daily lives. There are more ways for screens to suck people in than there are people to be enticed.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

The Spaces in Between Are Just as Important

February 27, 2018

We are essentially just moving our bodies around in space. I remind my yoga students that from time to time, not to diminish the importance of yoga to them or to make it seem trivial. In fact, operating in space is exactly the opposite.

Open space is, in my mind, incredibly under-appreciated. So often we spend our days rushing through space, whether that’s hurtling through traffic from point A to B in our car or hastening to complete the next bullet point on our never-ending to-do list.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How to Be an Authentic Leader

February 22, 2018

Again and again, throughout the history of effective leaders, a consistent sentiment has echoed: to be an authentic leader is not to lead the most people, wield the most power, or even achieve the most outcomes. To be an authentic leader lies deeper than those surface measures, in character and emotional intelligence.

Estimated reading time: 3.5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Love Has No Labels: Breaking Down the Walls of Bias and Prejudice

February 13, 2018

Now more than ever, we need compassion and acceptance of diversity and personal choices that we may not agree with.

Maybe you’ve seen the Love Has No Labels images? A white square superimposed over a picture of your friend, mom, coworker, or an NFL quarterback, celebrity, or news anchor. Inside the box, this phrase: “love has no labels.” This campaign—though “campaign” can’t really capture its essence—spread fast.Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

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