Tagged as Workplace Wellness

The vast majority of us spend hours at a desk in front of a computer every day. Even after the workday is complete, many of us go on to sit more while in a car, bus, or the subway and then again at the dinner table, and in front of the television. Even if we take time out of our busy day to engage in physical activity such as walking, biking, running or weight training, the proportion of this time...
November 24, 2021
With so many viruses like the cold and flu and still the coronavirus making its way through so many households, calling in sick is increasingly common. But with a paycheck and career on the line, many people are uncertain -when- to call in sick or if they should just ride it out. We've got you. Stay Home If You’re Contagious - Experiencing a headache, body aches, cough, sneezing, vomiting, fever or...
November 16, 2021
We all know people, either in the public eye or personally, who just “succeed.” They may come from difficult backgrounds and have fought an uphill battle to get to where they are now. Somehow they have this mysterious quality, some intangible way about them that seems to just catapult them into success in unexpected ways. I have studied many successful people through my work over the years and I have...
September 27, 2021
The work environment may be more important than the job itself. Think about it: Have you ever worked somewhere that you loved the people and the place but hated the tasks? Working in a great environment can make even the worst jobs bearable. But when the environment is toxic or unhealthy, it can be both mentally and physically dangerous. Here’s how. What Makes a Work Environment Unhealthy? - Work environments...
July 9, 2021
Times have changed. Where home offices weren’t terribly common even a few years ago, 2020 saw -42% of US workers- making their living from home. The situation might work well for many of us. What's not to love? Attending meetings in pajama pants and having your dog as your new office assistant. But it also creates some issues that may affect our mental health. Spending too much time between the same...
March 4, 2021
According to the -Bureau of Labor Statistics-, workers change jobs so often that the median tenure at any given company is approximately 4 years. The days where workers work at one or two jobs in their lifetime is over. The reasons why people leave are endless. Some are trying to advance their careers, while others are fed up with their jobs. In some cases, boredom is the root cause. You may feel similarly....
February 27, 2020
Burnout is a workplace epidemic, affecting 67% of employees, as reported by -CNBC. Approximately one-third of those report that they experience burnout always or most of the time. And the number only continues to rise, which has prompted the -World Health Organization- (WHO) to designate burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” on its International Classification of Diseases. The WHO classified burnout...
January 13, 2020
Work is an unavoidable part of life for most of us, and those with a full-time job are spending a good chunk of their days locked in the dance of needing money versus having a life. Sometimes that dance gets tiresome and feels as though the grind is sucking us dry. Work can sometimes be a drag, but if it feels like a waste of life, it might be time to make a change or two. Consider any unique contributions,...
November 12, 2019
In our career, we don’t get to always choose our co-workers and I know I have butted heads with some of my colleagues. As an HR professional and Coach, I’ve been called into sticky situations. I’ve handled them well and other times wished for a do-over. In my personal life, I have had to practice difficult conversations repeatedly, ugh. Whether at the water fountain or dinner table, I would love to...
April 17, 2018
The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace. I am that person, and I am not ashamed! - I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful...
April 14, 2018