Four months without the gym is a significant enough period to feel like the gains have been lost. Sometimes, during lockdown, it feels like the only period of physical activity we get is walking to the fridge. After a few months of that, you may start to feel antsy. You may even be missing the pain of squatting and pull-ups (who woulda’ thought?). The gym is one of the most high-risk places to be during the pandemic, and maybe you don’t *really* want to risk it. We’ve compile
In a world where there is no choice but to come together, there is still an indescribable amount of selfishness plaguing it. We are swarmed with “self-care” and “being an individual.” But when is it too much? Where do we draw the line between self-care and selfishness? Creating a world without true selfishness is impossible. At the end of the day, everyone has some form of a selfish mindset. They must, however, learn to make space for others more times than not. Everyone need
Who would have ever thought that your first semester of college would be from behind a screen? Or 6 feet away from your classmates while wearing masks? No matter how unpredictable life can be, it’s safe to assume that nobody planned to attend school under such weird circumstances. If you’re like me, the words “unprecedented times” have begun to trigger a fight or flight response. I don’t want to see another email “extending our deepest apologies.” I don’t want your shallow sy
Historically, flowers have always been a classic and beautiful gift for just about any occasion and recipient. A bouquet is a lovely way to show someone you’re thinking of them, and every bouquet has a different symbol or emotion attached to it. Since the 19th century, various florists have had a hand in creating the intricate art of floriography, the language of flowers and their meanings, and used them to send gifts with secret meanings. After all, what’s more romantic than
The recent worldwide pandemic brought on an endless amount of challenges this year. Between homeschooling, quarantine, and the new normal of masks, it has been a rough couple of months. Those who had to continue to work from home, however, had a whole other sector of difficulties. I do, however, want to acknowledge how incredibly grateful those who were able to maintain their jobs during COVID-19 should feel. There are approximately 21 million Americans unemployed right now.
We are currently living in the era of ‘hustle culture.’ Hustling, in and of itself, is not a bad thing– it demonstrates drive, motivation, work ethic, and immense dedication. However, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to pursue a life of endless hustle. It’s become a competition of who can be the unhealthiest and simultaneously the most productive. At university, I often found my peers bragging about their work ethic, in coded statements like: “Guess how long it’s
We all know the summer of 2020 has been just short of a complete disaster with a 90% chance of sweating profusely at all times. It is imperative to constantly remind yourself that this period of immense change is how our human race evolves and improves. The heat, however, is just the icing on the cake. Nowadays, most people are either staying home or only going out for the essentials. Very few are interacting with people outside of their immediate circle. It is hard to realiz
Our mission at Gesture has been to make the world smaller with one Gesture at a time. We want to build connectivity again with the people that are not only important in your life, but with anyone you want to share a special moment. What’s been keeping our mission alive is you! The everyday user, team member, and now the everyday investor, who has taken the time to work with us from day one and investing in our platform. What do we mean by the everyday investor?
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The concept of ‘mindfulness’ has exploded on popular media within the past few years, as the conversation surrounding mental health gains traction in society. Mindfulness is all about living a life that drips with intention. As Google defines it: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It is much more than an Instagrammable concept. Mindfulness is a ste
Since the beginning of time, gifting has been a primary human function. The small, humane ways to connect to the people and world around us have created a culture of connectivity and love. Whether it’s a grand surprise or a spontaneous bouquet to show someone you’re thinking of them, it’s no secret that people love to give and receive gifts.
But did you know gifting has physical health benefits for the giver too? The Helpers High The psychology of generosity is a long-studie
Back in March, when the world turned upside down, we hardly even got the opportunity to kiss our favorite bars and future plans goodbye. The world of social interaction seemed to squander in the span of a week. 4 months into COVID-19 lockdown in America can make someone begin to feel a little antsy. The bars in town are beginning to open back up, which means that maybe it’s finally safe enough to go out, right? Honestly, no. With nearly 4 million cases in America, our friends
It’s no surprise that this July 4th may feel a little different from its previous celebrations. Going and celebrating as if things were the same, would be to ignore the realities of what’s happening inside our nation and the entire world. Though we do understand that this year has had its rough moments and will continue to be a challenging year, we’d like to try and keep one thing steady as we navigate the bumpy road ahead of us… community. Celebrate Community As we’ve expres
Whether you’re single or have a s.o this Valentine’s day, we all know that everyone has a preference as to what they’d like to get from a lover or from themselves this February 14. Though, for those select few who are still wondering what they’d like to receive this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Take our quick quiz below and tally up your answers to see what gesture you’d most likely like to get this Valentine’s Day! Which Location Would You Most Likely Be Found? A.
As they say, team work makes the dream work, right? Though you can’t actually have a “dream team” without good communication. Communication within a team means way more than just emailing, or catching up on your weekly reports. There are a multitude of layers to communication that really create positive change. Luckily for you, we went through all of the layers and found the 6 communication “layers” we think you should be implementing on your teams. Have An Open Door Policy I
Here at Gesture, we pride ourselves in our mission to spread the idea of a more thoughtful culture. As you’ve probably gathered in our previous blogs, we are pretty passionate about incorporating the idea of thoughtfulness in the work place, to friends, loved ones, or anyone you may come across in life. Though, it is a beautiful idea to think that our blogs, social media, and of course our product, could do it all to make NYC become a more thoughtful place. We knew that our b
Today is our first official birthday here at Gesture! If we have learned anything in the last 365 days, it is that we’ve plowed our way through the last year with a tremendous amount of strength and determination to achieve our goals. So as we wrap up October 3rd 2019, a momentous day in our company’s history, we are reminiscing on the beauty of this last year and how far we have truly come. Coming from humble beginnings of just being a beautiful dream of spreading a more th
Before we dive into the whole process of building a healthy company culture, you need to understand exactly what a company culture is. A Company culture or a CC, is the overall personality of your company. For more clarity, your CC is the defined environment in which employees work. With in this environment you create the ideas and regulations behind your company mission, values, ethics, expectations, and goals. According to researching finding by Deloitte, 94% of executives
Beginning To Create A Thoughtful Space. The idea behind a more thoughtful work space hails from the need of wanting your employees to feel like they are seen and cared for. The best way you can show your teams that you are there for them is to show them a space that is always looking out for their safety be it physically or even mentally. Respecting Your Peer’s Boundaries. Boundaries span much further than just keeping an arms length away from any one individual. People’s bou
Increase Overall Morale In Your Team. It’s easy to have the idea, that by boosting your company’s employee morale, that your productivity will go up. Though, as easy as it may seem, a lot of the time, keeping your employee’s in high spirits can be a complex task. If no one in your company is happy, it’s easy for them to lose sight of their tasks at hand. To be fair, how “productive” would you feel in a place that makes you feel terrible? So, the question is, how can you boost
Diversity Is The Present and The Future. If you haven’t already realized, the world has changed for the better. Diversity has taken hold of the reigns and everyone everywhere is and will be progressively moving forward. In this time of turmoil and conflict between political movements, now more than ever, it is imperative that larger companies and smaller businesses diversify their teams. If you’re still a little confused on what diversity for your workplace actually means, it