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Well-Being

How to Create Wellness Champions

November 21, 2017

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. Lucky for us, wellness champions are made, not born.

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Benefits, Well-Being

The Wellness Data That Matters Most

October 3, 2017

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 one of these three things:

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Well-Being

How Sleep Affects Your Health and Performance

September 12, 2017

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, the average adult, age 25-64, needs 7-9 hours of sleep per night. But are you aware of how sleep, or lack thereof, affects your health and work performance?

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Well-Being

Six Failures You Can Make Every Day

July 25, 2017


"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

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Well-Being

Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Company?

July 18, 2017


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.

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