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A blog about creating healthy company cultures.

May 13, 2019

Workplace Wellness Fails for Two Reasons

A recent clinical study is making the rounds this spring about the lack of short term evidence workplace wellness contributes to positive economic outcomes. Instead of damaging workplace wellness, this only proves my point that we can’t focus on ROI when it comes to workplace...

June 26, 2018

Why Your Wellness Practice Should Mirror Your Core Values

You may think your core life values are completely unrelated to your wellness practice, but the two actually go hand in hand. If you don’t know what your core values are, you’re going to have a harder time making a strategic plan for your long-term...

January 31, 2018

Why Our Insurance Costs so Much

As someone who has helped all sizes and types of employers set up benefits for their employees for more than 12 years now, I get asked at every meeting why their rates are so expensive.  I see employees struggling to include their spouse and children...

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It’s All About Culture

OK, so culture is kind of this umbrella term to describe an organization’s behaviors, meaning, purpose, values, and cues that many of us find difficult to define in a pinch.  I find power in that, because I’m all about making my own meaning and if...

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Agents of Change

Believe it or not, any one of us can be an agent of change.  Think about famous agents of change like Oprah, Michael Pollan, or Brené Brown.  All three can be considered very influential, and yet none of them come at us as the “expert.”...

Wellness Fundamentals:  Sleep

I recently chatted with a client of mine who wakes up at 3:30AM every morning (with 2 alarm clocks and 3 snooze attempts, mind you) because in her words, “that’s literally the only block of my day not scheduled for someone else and I can think...

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Choices:  Instinct & Our Environment

Self-preservation is one of our most basic instincts and it’s an instinct shared by all living plants and animals on our wonderful planet.  Lately, I can’t help thinking about how often we make choices in direct opposition of this and why exactly that is.  In...