Thriving during COVID-19 will take a shift in mindset, and that’s tougher than we think—especially when we’re afraid. Fear and anxiety can drive us to become very self-focused. The evidence from public health experts is clear. The threat from the COVID-19 virus is real, but it’s not absolute. Denial is unsafe, and panic never served […]
The party was going so well, until a single question stopped the frivolity in its tracks: How tall is David Letterman? You don’t know who asked it, or why they asked it, but the question was asked, and the debate was on. Fortunately for you, this question was asked after 2007. That means a person […]
There is something special about this time of year . Perhaps it’s the fresh start or the opportunity to recalibrate goals. For many of my colleagues and friends this year, work-life harmony is at the top of the list. That’s because today, work-life balance is near impossible.
That time of year is here again: New Year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about it: Gym memberships, weight loss, commitments to personal needs, the list can go on and on. But have you stopped to think about any professional goals you might have? Do you have resolutions around them? If the answer is no, I […]
At the close of each year, we enjoying taking a moment to reflect on what content resonated most deeply with employers. This year we saw employers placing more emphasis on their people strategy, thinking big picture about how to best engage their people and grow their business. Check out what human resources teams are thinking […]
Cultivating support for workplace wellness programs is no easy task. Although some of us (myself included) view this challenge as a solo mission, employee participation is paramount to program success—it simply cannot be done alone. Especially in larger organizations and/or those with multiple locations, I would argue it’s impossible without the help of wellness champions. […]
Data, data, data. There’s a lot floating out there. And sometimes it’s hard to separate the good from the bad. When it comes down to it, health and wellness data should allow you to gain valuable insights, make decisions, and take actions that lead to your desired outcomes. It should help you do at least […]
Sleep, rest, relaxation. All words with one similar meaning: Giving your body a chance to reset. It’s also one thing we can’t get enough of in our busy lives. In fact, sleep is often the first thing we give up when we’re busy with work, school, and parenting responsibilities. According to the National Sleep Foundation, […]
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Writing a vacation policy. Granting sick time. Crafting a parental leave policy. Should we give unlimited time off? While each statement or question may seem like a simple task, the truth is, all of these can quickly become complicated.