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Monday Mash – Wellness Links, October 21

October 21, 2013

Welcome to another Monday – a Monday that happens to be smack-dab in the middle of your summer and winter vacations. You’re likely sitting at a desk right now in some type of office or work space; and, I would venture to guess, not feeling all that well at the moment.

Did you know that it’s possible to feel great when you’re in your work space? Are you aware of how your surroundings can contribute to your wellness while you’re working or studying? Check out this Monday Mash of links and you’ll be thrilled to realize it’s as easy as adding some plants and music to your office!

Research continues to prove that indoor plants have many health benefits. Keep some greenery nearby while you work and you just may find yourself with fewer headaches, less stress, and even softer skin! For the scientifically savvy, you can read case studies and advice from the pros at If you’re not a green thumb but you want to breathe easier (quite literally!), find some simple tips and an A to Z guide to the easiest, cheapest, or coolest houseplants for you to try in your office or study space. Why not find a way to literally stop and smell the roses?

Whether you think listening to music is a distraction or a motivator, there are definitely some reasons to tune in and tune up your mental health while you work! Find blog posts, research studies, and surveys resulting from a doctoral thesis on Music at Work. When you’re convinced, do your own research at – simply browse through an era or genre of music that you love, or let the Music Concierge find that perfect playlist for the time of day or your particular mood. Then watch your productivity skyrocket like Miley Cyrus’ infamy and bank account!

Have a happy (& healthy) Monday, plant and music lovers!