Well-Being & Family: A Mindful Thread (Weave) Across the Lifespan

This Blog was originally developed for the Designed Wellness program (ACEC Life/Health Trust): Original Blog Our families, and the lifetimes that comprise them, provide a practical framework for both understanding and fostering well-being across the lifespan. This may be helpful during the holiday season, where we may interact with family or have a chance to [...]

Let’s Help the NFL (and any workplace):

Awareness, Team Resilience, and Raw Coping Power A WAKE-UP CALL? Increased awareness about domestic violence will hopefully lead to upgraded policy and education efforts in all types of work settings, sports or otherwise. But it is important to make those efforts stick! It helps to use a systematic approach known to avoid costly [...]

Competency-Based Wellness Champions

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. --Abigail Adams In the long history of (humanity) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. --Charles Darwin Competency-based wellness champions can benefit from deliberate learning experiences that encourage improvisation and collaboration. My experience (and research) tells me that most people [...]

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Raw Coping Power, new book preview

Everyone talks about time pressure and stress and their impact at home, at work, and on health. But there is much more of a focus on the problem than the solution. About 15 years ago I spoke to a group of medical directors from Fortune 100 companies. They told me that the biggest driver of [...]

Seven Dimensions of a Healthy Climate

There is growing awareness that a healthy workplace includes a healthy social climate. One where employees and managers work together to intentionally create opportunities for healthy interaction. We believe that a healthy climate is a "nexus" point for a variety of good things to happen: Download image Productivity and financial return depends upon [...]

Evidence-Based Stress Management: Focus on Positive Outcomes

Many work organizations recognize that job stress can be a significant cost to doing business and are starting to do something about it. The research is quite clear that, without any prevention program in place, stress takes its toll on employer-relevant outcomes like

Holiday Stress? or Opportunity to Thrive?

  This holiday season has evoked some new ideas about stress and resilience that may be helpful to readers. These ideas center around transforming stress into an opportunity to thrive during the holidays. First, I had been collecting stories of people who have recovered from severe stress and found a common set of themes in [...]

Dr. Joel Bennett Interview on Voice of America

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Getting Serious About Workplace Wellness

evidence-based consultation “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein Is it possible that the current state of workplace wellness has stalled?  Employers have been sold health promotion as a singular program, an individual commodity, even a SmartPhone "app." But studies show that the most effective programs--the ones [...]