Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

How conscious is your business?

In November 2013 the National Labor Relations Board announced it would prosecute Wal-Mart, the country’s largest employer, for widespread violations of workers’ rights, including pressuring its workers not to engage in legally protected strikes for better working conditions.

In recent years the behemoth corporation has faced a torrent of lawsuits connected with workers’ rights, including issues of low wages and inadequate health care. Anecdotes are rampant of workers kept at part time status to deny them the benefits of full time workers and applying for local government assistance such as food stamps and health care since their low wages cannot provide for these basic necessities. Should the world’s largest retailer provide its workers with a living wage?

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Trunk Shows - Report from the trenches: 7 Steps to Success

Do you have Trunk Show phobia? Been burned by a less than fantastic experience? Fear you’ll organize a show and no one will come? Haven’t a clue how to begin?

Take it ...

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Transformations

Out with the old, in the new! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? The New Year offers an opportunity for reflection, for taking stock of wha...

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Walk like an Egyptian

Walk like an Egyptian

Who isn’t fascinated by ancient Egypt? Thousands of years before the Roman empire, Middle Ages or modern Europe, before ancient Greece was in its infancy, this dazzling...

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Living in the Zone Part II: Harnessing your peak performance

The runner’s high. “Wired in.” Bringing your “A” game. Across sports, business, gaming, the arts, top players seek “the zone,” operating at peak capacity. I...

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Beyond Happiness

Are you happy? The question is a touchstone for our culture. It’s our ultimate goal, the final measure by which we judge our lives. We seek happiness through personal r...

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Are you in the zone?

Elite athletes often describe clicking into a zone - such as a runner’s high - where they’re operating at peak performance. In this heightened state of intense focus ...

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Health for Wealth - Promote your peak performance

Living in the zone. Operating at peak performance. When we’re healthy we’re like a finely tuned engine, turbo-charged.   Running at peak performance is a no-braine...

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Health for Wealth - Pursuing peak performance

“Health is our greatest wealth.” Or so the saying goes.   But can good health actually lead to more wealth? What is peak health? Is it just the absence of disease ...

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