It's March, which means we will soon start to see green shoots coming up from the ground and everything, from beer to bagels, turns green in preparation for St Patrick's Day festivities. As we spring clean and get excited for a new season, it can be a good time to think about ways for your office to go green, and not just when you're looking through your tinted shamrock glasses. Check out these steps that you can take toward a green office.
We seem to hear about mindfulness quite a bit these days. Though the idea of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular mindfulness has been popularized over the last few decades, and recent research into the benefits of mindfulness practice have earned further attention.
Mindfulness is the practice of slowing down and becoming aware of each moment. This is often accomplished through bringing an awareness to the breath, your thoughts and sensations, and your surroundings. Engaging in these practices can have noticeable benefits, including helping to bring you a sense of calm as well as increased patience and compassion for yourself and others. By bringing attention to specific moments, you may find that you remember them, and others, more clearly.
Having an increased awareness of the moment can help slow knee-jerk reactions to difficult or stressful situations, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive. This is useful in all areas of life, but particularly in the workplace, where it may be challenging to balance the demands of colleagues and clients while trying to cram productivity into every moment.
There are many resources for deep meditation and mindfulness practice out there, from classes to apps. If you're not ready to commit to a specific practice, or just want to experiment with mindfulness in your working life, here are five simple ways to bring mindfulness to work.
Topics: Healthy Office
Here at Boston Organics, our team is always working to make our customers' experience better. Whether you're a vegetarian, an omnivore or something in between, you might find yourself asking what do I do with all these amazing vegetables?! We understand that pulling together a meal from your box of produce can be a challenge, and we are here to help.
Meatless Mondays are a way to show that vegetable-based meals are not only hearty, delicious and nutritious, but are also an environmentally responsible way to eat.
Topics: Vegetarian and Vegan Food
Boston Organics' website makes it easy for you to manage your account. One popular feature is the ability to put deliveries on hold directly from your Delivery Schedule. No more forms, no more emails.
Whether you're going out of town or just want to catch up on a backlog of produce, here's how to skip one or more deliveries on BostonOrganics.com.
Food waste is a HUGE problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, we throw away 30-40 percent of all the food we produce for domestic sale and consumption.
It's fun to ogle the latest single-purpose kitchen gadget, whether it scoops out the flesh of an avocado while slicing it or removes all the leaves from a sprig of rosemary. While these tools may seem indispensable at first, they can end up in a dusty back corner of your bric-a-brac drawer. Beyond your pots, pans and bowls, we've assembled a list of true kitchen essentials, the items enable you to do everything those funny bits of plastic can do and more.
Radishes are one of the hardiest vegetables known to man. Radishes grow quickly, suffer from relatively few pests or diseases, and you can harvest and eat almost the entire plant.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to sit down to a wholesome breakfast before you dash out the door in the morning. For those of us who just can't seem to get ahead of the morning rush, we have six healthy office breakfast tricks, ranging from make-ahead meals to recipes you can prep with only your break room microwave or hot water dispenser. Eat up!