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Yoga: A More Productive Way to Handle Stress

Yoga: A More Productive Way to Handle Stress

Based on the number of times I’ve heard “treat yourself” or “live your best life “recently, it seems like people are really focused on inner happiness these days. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying that 600-calorie Venti Frappuccino with double whip every once in a while, I think sometimes we all forget that there are much healthier ways to handle stress. Mental wellness tends to get lost in the other demands of everyday life. We’re consumed by our work projects, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, being a good spouse or partner, baking peanut free/gluten free/sugar free/dairy free cupcakes for …

Driving My Career as a Military Spouse

Driving My Career as a Military Spouse

As I sit here, contemplating how to relay my experience as a working military spouse, it seems only fitting to start by sharing with you a little bit about my story and the journey leading up to my decision to join the TMX Finance Family of Companies (“the Company”). First, you should know that both of my grandfathers served in WWII. However, as is true for many that served during that era, they didn’t like to talk about it much, so my knowledge of the military and military life was very limited as I entered adulthood. Needless to say, I …

The Spiritual Benefits of Yoga-Begin Your Inner Journey Now!

The Spiritual Benefits of Yoga-Begin Your Inner Journey Now!

The thought of Yoga generates either good thoughts or terror and nothing in-between. Yoga is very physical and regular practice develops your stamina and strength including your core! When committed to the practice on a regular basis, you experience and become aware of the spirit (energy) within and without. While it is primarily stretching (until you cannot stand it anymore) and limbering the body through challenging poses, the mental aspects of Yoga are amazing. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga act as guides to help you find inner peace through love and compassion for yourself and others. It calms you …

Lupus Awareness: “Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never, ever giving up hope.”

Lupus Awareness: “Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never, ever giving up hope.”

Everyone’s scars tell a story, what do yours say about you? For those of you that know me, wearing kimonos and cardigans have become a part of my daily routine. To many, it is viewed as a fashion trend, but it serves a more important purpose to me. In an effort to protect my skin from the sun and certain building lights, these pieces of clothing are critical to my health. I would have never expected roughly four years after I lost a close friend to her fight against Lupus, that I would find myself admitted into a hospital with …

Military Spouse: A Different Kind of Normal

Military Spouse: A Different Kind of Normal

They say the secret to a strong marriage is sacrifice, not compromise. Often times, you are giving up the lesser important for the greater good or goal. This statement could not ring more true than a life as a military spouse. My husband, Joe Bisso, has served in the US Army for 7 years in Active Duty and 2.5 years in the Reserves. We have been married for 5 years, have gone through 2 deployments as a couple, and he is currently serving as the Chief of Press & Visits (PVO) for the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt …

How Running has an Impact on Social and Community Wellness

How Running has an Impact on Social and Community Wellness

The day was April 21st, 2014. I was on my hands and knees kissing the yellow and blue finish line every distance runner looks for as I was finishing the Boston Marathon. Rewind 14 years ago, when I was a freshman in high school and my sister’s boyfriend was asking me to join the Varsity Cross Country Team, as they did not have a full team. I was reluctant at first, being short and out of shape thinking, “Who would run for fun?” I decided to join, and one week later I was in my first Varsity meet, the Benzie …

Black History Is Something To be Thankful For

Black History Is Something To be Thankful For

As a country, people of color have just one month of recognition that was not offered to them, but taken as an opportunity. An opportunity to reflect on the struggles, the trials, and the tribulations beset on a group of people who were forced to this place by oppressing colonizers looking to build a land based on morals and values. Those oppressors would somehow call it “the land of the free.” My ancestors would agree, as I hope my son never has to. But if this is free, then I wish to change the definition. Just over 500 years later, …

Meet Shawn Jordan

Meet Shawn Jordan

Leaders Making History: Shawn Jordan, Regional Vice President of Operations   “You don’t decide to be a leader; your team decides who they’re going to follow.” Shawn Jordan started with the Company in 2001, “back when we walked around with candles and wrote on tablets; not the kind we have today,” he joked, giving insight to how far along the Company had come since its humble beginnings. Through growth and determination, Mr. Jordan proved himself by successfully running a location and growing into the one of the first African American multi-unit leaders within the Company. “I got a phone call from …

Meet Tiffany Leonard

Meet Tiffany Leonard

Leaders Making History: Tiffany Leonard, District Director of Operations  Tiffany Leonard started her career with the Company in 2003 and has paved the way for emerging leaders by becoming a mentor and sharing her story of success. “I started as a Manager- in-Training in Alabama. What was most impactful for my career was understanding how to grow a well-balanced business from the leaders before me.”  Leonard seeks inspiration from her ancestors, her compassionate and hard-working parents, and the mentors who have guided her in her career. Through it all, the biggest leadership lesson she teaches is one of service. “As …

My TMX Thank You Letter

My TMX Thank You Letter

Having just passed my sixth year with TMX Finance® Family of Companies, and recently going through one of the biggest transitions I have personally experienced in my professional career, I felt it necessary to put it into writing.  Here are my words of thanks and encouragement. Through my time with this company there have been many ups and downs, all of which have made me a better employee and a more understanding person.  In the beginning, I was hesitant to work for a company where my wife already worked.  I did not want our work life to interfere with our …