Every VP HR in Canada should read Is Work Killing You? and follow at least one change to reduce workplace stress outlined therein.
Answering the question, “Why should our company have an employee wellness program?” may not seem easy. Immediately, a welter of new questions arises about cost, results, time investment, and the speculation that the HR department, or company as a whole, will be seen as intrusive busybodies. These concerns have been addressed in Canadian context. Recent […]
As a lawyer, I am often asked how I could ever be depressed. I have a healthy income; I have a high-status occupation; I have a loving family. By all outward signs, I have no business being depressed. But my personal circumstances have little to do with the relapse of depressive symptoms, which just come […]
In 1976, Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, came up with six dimensions of wellness that an individual needs to balance in order to thrive: social, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual and physical. (Others have added environmental as a seventh dimension.) According to Hettler, “by applying the model, a person becomes aware of […]
Brassicas like kohlrabi and cabbages are hearty enough to survive winter and a long stint in your fridge. This Asian slaw makes for great leftovers.
Balance might be impossible, but learn how you can “have it all” through work-life integration and work-life supports like flexible hours.
You read that right. This decadent treat is sprinkled with nutritious superfoods. Bring some into work and put a smile on the faces of your workmates.
Learn how to develop S.M.A.R.T. goals for your employee wellness program.
It’s hard to manage people when you’re depressed. See why 18% of middle managers face this problem.
See how some companies are challenging the status quo of mediocrity with innovative wellness program designs.
Yuk? We say yum! The addition of avocado makes this innovate take on sardines on toast not only nutritious, but delicious.
Nordic walking burns 20-45% more calories than regular walking and engages 90% of the muscles. Ramp-up your walk by adding walking poles.