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Taking DEI to the Next Level of the Journey

Use It or Lose It

Recently, there have been several articles published proclaiming that DEI training is not effective and doesn’t make a difference in the workplace. Some articles even state that diversity training can backfire, eliciting defensiveness from the very people who might benefit most. And even when the training is beneficial, the effects may not last after the training ends. Unfortunately, these articles only tell part of the story. I agree that DEI training can be ...More Info

Positive Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Live Well Blog May 2024 There is no one reason anxiety has increased in the U.S. Complex experiences, brain chemistry, genetic predisposition, poor sleep, and other life stressors can increase symptoms of anxiety. Statistics indicate that about forty million adults in the U.S. will navigate anxiety at some point in their lives. Edmund Bourne, Ph.D., author of Coping with Anxiety, explains the distinction between fear and anxiety. While fear usually has a specific target—an imminent ...More Info

The Power of Social Connection for our Mental Health

The importance of social connection became a global topic when we navigated lockdown during the COVID pandemic. However, isolation and loneliness are not new mental health concerns. Gallup reports almost a quarter of the world feels lonely. Research shows that loneliness is associated with elevated risk for a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. In the workplace, loneliness often results in disengagement, lower productivity, and decreased performance. ...More Info

Mind Body Health

Holistic health is a philosophy which views the body as an integrated system, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Instead of merely addressing symptoms, a holistic approach aims to identify and treat the root causes of imbalances, promoting overall harmony. Nutrient-dense food Consuming a well-balanced diet rich in nutrients provides the body with the essential building blocks it needs to function optimally. Eating clean and nutrient-dense food ...More Info

Embracing Change for the New Year

Starting a new year can bring a sense of hope and possibility, even in a time of instability. The New Year is an invitation to embrace change, growth, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Meaningful change takes time, but becoming the best version of yourself is a journey to be embraced all year long. Reflection Before diving into the future, take a moment to reflect on the past year. What were your successes, challenges, and lessons learned? Reflecting ...More Info

Prioritizing Your Health and Wellbeing During the Holidays

Prioritizing your health and wellbeing is difficult to begin with, and it becomes even harder during the holiday season. For some, the start of the holiday season can also cause increased stress, struggles with sadness, or feelings of loneliness. Between managing work, obligations with family and friends, and just keeping up with life, it can feel overwhelming to try to prioritize your own needs. Here are some tips to consider putting into place so you can prioritize ...More Info

Beyond Burnout: How Leaders Can Foster Well-Being in the Workplace

Beyond Burnout In today's rapidly changing and high-demand work environment, stress has become an unwelcome constant for many employees. For leaders, understanding and addressing this pervasive issue isn’t just about compassion—it’s actually a business imperative. We’ll cover the impacts stress can have on the workplace, things to look out for, and share strategies for managing and mitigating the effects. There are tangible costs to ignoring stress within teams. Productivity ...More Info

Enhancing Communication for Healthy Relationships

Most of us understand that good nutrition, exercise, and reduced stress are part of a healthy lifestyle. More recent studies have uncovered the benefits of social connection, along with how social isolation can negatively affect our health and wellbeing. There are many ingredients to healthy relationships, but it isn’t always easy to maintain balance within those relationships. Consider focusing on a few specific areas which support social connection and healthy ...More Info

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when companies, schools, non-profits, other groups, and communities unite to highlight mental health advocacy, allyship for survivors, and promote suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organization, over 700,000 people die by suicide each year. Worldwide rates have decreased, but unfortunately the U.S. is one country where suicide has increased in recent years. The key to lowering suicide rates ...More Info

Workplace Inclusivity for Neurodiverse Employees

Diversity in the workplace Creating a workplace culture with diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to an organization’s success. Research reveals more than 1 in 100 people around the world are somewhere on the Autism spectrum, while upwards of fifteen to thirty percent of the world’s population is said to be neurodiverse (ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette’s syndrome, and others). This sizeable portion of the workforce requires organizations to provide work environments which ...More Info
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