Watch: Common Good Vermont Work-Life Balance Series


The Mindful Path to Workplace Productivity

Nonprofit workplaces can be filled with distraction, stress, and overwhelming demands. What can individuals and organizations do to reduce burnout and restore focus, calm, and positivity? Common Good Vermont’s Barrie Silver speaks with productivity Trainer Porter Knight about mindful approaches and policy changes to boost attention and performance in the workplace.


Steps to Organizational Wellness

How can nonprofits support a culture of work-life balance? Wellness plans are one key step to supporting a culture of work-life balance. What is a wellness plan? Join us as we speak with NFP about strategies, benefits, and programs nonprofits can implement to support wellness in your organization. One of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms, NFP offers commercial insurance, corporate benefits, and private client resources.

The Mindful Path to Workplace Productivity

Susan believes that “balance” is a misnomer for what most of us are seeking in life: instead, she’s a fan of what some have called work-life integration.  The idea is to craft ways of integrating your major activities so that your work enriches the development your mind, body and spirit in ways that serve your personal growth; and reciprocally, so that your personal life energizes and propels your work. The goal, then, becomes generating a virtuous cycle of renewal as opposed to “managing” competing demands.  We’ll discuss with Susan some recommended strategies for promoting our integration and renewal, including the practice of spending an hour every day – combined – attending playfully to our bodies, our creativity, and our spirit (i.e. connecting with someone or something larger than ourselves). 

Calm within the Storm – Finding Inner Balance

Staying focused is key to productivity, but focus is hard when you feel overwhelmed. As a Productivity Trainer, Porter Knight offers tangible strategies to achieving inner balance so you can get more done with less stress. We’ll explore the nature of balance, the role of intention, and how the neuroscience of choice impacts our experience.

Work Life Balance is Dead 

Balance is a continual, internal process that can be integrated into your daily routine. Flip Brown offers ten tips to help make being at work better by shifting your perspective, setting boundaries and cultivating healthy detachment.