Designing Calming Spaces

Caitlin Wolff’s job at Haworth, the marvelous creator of office and home furnishings and ecosystems, is to help people feel comfortable, productive and chill where they work and live. In this episode, she gives us a free consult full of doable design tips to get our workplaces, home offices and living spaces to automatically relax us. Jordan talks with Caitlin about bringing the outside in, scents, sound and more. Speaking of sound, Jordan also provides sonic calm to make work, studying, driving and other tasks much less stressful.

Episode Highlights

  • The basics you need for sparking good vibes when you walk into a room
  • What to do when you don’t have a lot of light or windows where you work
  • The really easy strategy for coloring your spaces to promote chill
  • Affordable, endless ways to use your nose to infuse calm and joy into your days
  • A relaxing sound trip plus an awesome resource to instantly inject chill into your spaces and situations

About Guest Caitlin Wolff

As a Social Spaces Specialist with global commercial furniture manufacturer Haworth, Caitlin hosts conversations that guide organizations to rethink about their space as a destination for people to gather, connect and restore. A Jill of all trades personally and professionally, Caitlin has interests in stop-motion photography, marketing, calligraphy and renovating her 100yr old home in Saint Paul, MN with her husband and two toddlers.

Website: haworth.com

Email: Caitlin.Wolff@Haworth.com

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The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory from the App Store or Google Play and enter this episode’s special password spaces when prompted to unlock access to all the app’s features (offer good for the first 100 takers for one year from the original post date of this episode).

Quick Calm Video Workshop

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About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

Caitlin Wolff’s job at Haworth, the marvelous creator of office and home furnishings and ecosystems, is to help people feel comfortable, productive and chill where they work and live. In this episode, she gives us a free consult full of doable design tips to get our workplaces, home offices and living spaces to automatically relax us. Jordan talks with Caitlin about bringing the outside in, scents, sound and more. Speaking of sound, Jordan also provides sonic calm to make work, studying, driving and other tasks much less stressful.

Episode Highlights

  • The basics you need for sparking good vibes when you walk into a room
  • What to do when you don’t have a lot of light or windows where you work
  • The really easy strategy for coloring your spaces to promote chill
  • Affordable, endless ways to use your nose to infuse calm and joy into your days
  • A relaxing sound trip plus an awesome resource to instantly inject chill into your spaces and situations

About Guest Caitlin Wolff

As a Social Spaces Specialist with global commercial furniture manufacturer Haworth, Caitlin hosts conversations that guide organizations to rethink about their space as a destination for people to gather, connect and restore. A Jill of all trades personally and professionally, Caitlin has interests in stop-motion photography, marketing, calligraphy and renovating her 100yr old home in Saint Paul, MN with her husband and two toddlers.

Website: haworth.com

Email: Caitlin.Wolff@Haworth.com

Related Episodes

The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory from the App Store or Google Play and enter this episode’s special password spaces when prompted to unlock access to all the app’s features (offer good for the first 100 takers for one year from the original post date of this episode).

Quick Calm Video Workshop

Sometimes, you need a few simple, fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier. The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman’s Quick Calm self-paced video workshop does exactly this by teaching you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he’s been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more at quickcalm.net.

About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.