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Wellness ROI: Rest in Peace? Seven Thoughts on “R.I.P., R.O.I.”

Wellness ROI: Rest in Peace? Seven Thoughts on "R.I.P., R.O.I." I recently had dinner with a colleague who was both sore from and curious about our field of workplace health promotion. A senior manager, she was angered that the insurance company had removed her from the health plan because they claimed she did not meet [...]

McMindfulness & The Recovery of Spirit

There was a time when all those teaching mindfulness did so out of generosity. There was no exchange of money other than that given out of donation for respect and for the sheer beauty of the teaching.

THE Well-Being Champion Core Competency, Beyond Measure

(YOUR ASSOCIATION) NEWS ARTICLE (dated, 2059): The era of job burn-out is officially over. Back in 2020, our professional association (insert yours here) recognized the occupation "Well-being Championship" as an integral part of doing business. Since then, these individuals have role-modeled health and advocated for resilience, healthy teams, healthy leadership, and a positive health culture. As [...]

Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

Health and human resource professionals of all types wake up! The growing epidemic of workforce prescription abuse needs your help. This is not just the domain of medicine; but also all safety, prevention, employee assistance, health promotion, and medical wellness providers Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention Adult misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. Such misuse [...]

Hand in Glove: Employee Engagement Meets Resilience

  Perhaps the best way to engage workers is by appealing to their strengths -- to the inner resources and external conditions that foster resilience.   Many think that "engagement" is the new buzzword for employee productivity but it's really just old sheep in new clothing [1]. What is new -- and exciting - is [...]

Resilience and July 4th

The Declaration of Independence as a Template for Building Resilience. A Reflection.   The United States Declaration of Independence teaches the ability to rise up--as a collective-- to address stress and duress. Sometimes, the only way to be resilient is by establishing our freedom; separating ourselves from that which no longer serves us. But the [...]

Team Resilience Works to Reduce Call Center Stress

Team Resilience Works to Reduce Stress (NOW Online!) (An e-learning approach to healthy work culture) It is possible to look at stress in a positive way. Physical limitations, pain, tension, work overload, communication breakdowns, employee turnover, financial loss...these are just some examples of stress. But there are "tried and true" methods that help us to [...]

Get Off Your Story: Beyond Wellness Duality (with Bonus Flower Gift)

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.  -- Alphonse Karr" Health and well-being is a process: a wonderful, organic, ongoing, purpose-oriented process. Yet, wellness folks can sell a story that slices and dices the natural and dynamic process of well-being. Their viewpoint forgets there are different levels of truth and [...]

Transformational Coaching the Culture: Bring Soulful Time to Your Conversations

Transformational Coaching the Culture: Bringing Soulful Time to Your Conversations (Quantum Nudge #5) Note. This is the last in the series of Quantum Nudge (QN). If you would like a PDF file of the entire series, (and our color QN poster) please click the link (poster image) at the bottom of this article. "If we [...]

Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You?

Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You? Quantum Nudge Series #4: Interpersonal Mindfulness “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” -Goethe Previous blogs suggest three consulting practices help nudge a positive culture, even if by changing one person's ideas or [...]