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Chief Kindness Officers?

Meditation starts at 3 p.m. sharp in compassion class. As lecturer Leah Weiss invites her students to close their eyes, the classroom of 33 goes …

Learning to Deal With Stress Just Got Easier

Stress is a fact of life, but how you deal with it is up to you, so I called in an expert to show you the way.<p>I just wrapped up an amazing call with Dr. Laurel Geise, Founder and CEO of The Geise Group, on a mission to help companies implement Mindfulness at Work Programs. She and I really got down …

How To Lead A Healthier, Happier Workforce

Employee wellness isn’t simple, and it’s not a one-step process. Employee wellness is complicated because of all the factors that contribute to health and wellness. While providing fresh fruit in place of donuts for a morning team meeting is a step in the right direction, it doesn’t even begin to …

Employee Engagement

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

This Is Your Brain On Meditation

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Headpsace.</i><p>The practice of meditation has been around for thousands of years, but we’re only …

8 free health, wellness and sleep apps to improve your life

In this day and age, there's no excuse to not keep track of your health. Apps exist for every day-to-day health concern a person could possibly have. …

5 Apps That Can Manage Stress and Improve Your Daily Life

When you’re in charge of an entire company, a little bit of stress is the appropriate response. Entrepreneurs are often burdened by poor sleep, tense …

3 Ways To Improve Wellbeing At Work

Interview with Prof. Felicia Huppert<p>The word 'wellbeing' is increasingly being thrown around workplaces today. As a result, the emerging field of positive psychology with its promises of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing has led to CEOs, CFOs, human resources leaders, consultants, …

Mindfulness

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Study Suggests Weight May Not Matter As Much As You Think

When we're worried about our health, we're often concerned about... you know, making sure that we don't die.<p>Modern medicine is pretty clear about the health benefits of exercising regularly, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, not smoking, and consuming alcohol in moderation. It is …

Holistic Medicine

The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing It.

American workers are more stressed, sleep deprived, burnt out and disengaged than ever before, but the solution is surprisingly simple.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project here.</i><p>The way we …

Do these countries hold the secret to a long and healthy life?

<b>(CNN) —</b> People are living longer than ever before. Today, the majority worldwide can safely see themselves living into their sixties, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The country where people live longest -- measured as life expectancy at age 60 -- is Japan.<p>Coming a close second are a …

Small Behavioral Changes Can Improve Health

A new review of behavioral health interventions suggests that although the strategies are effective at helping people alter their lifestyles and lead …

Does Participation or Engagement Drive Success in Corporate Wellness?

When it comes to your employee wellness program, participation and engagement are not the same thing. It's important to distinguish between the two because the first might boost numbers, but the second will ultimately determine your success.<p>The difference between participation and engagement lies …

Employee Engagement

Can Corporate Wellness Be Your Competitive Advantage?

In short, yes. Corporate wellness can be your competitive advantage.<p>Allow me to explain why. But first, it's important to understand the goals of a corporate wellness program. Most programs have some combination of these goals:<p>Increase productivity and efficiency of work<br>• Improve employee morale and …

Raising the Bar on Corporate Wellness

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), chronic diseases and related lifestyle risk factors are the leading drivers of health care costs for employers: About 86% of full-time workers are overweight or have at least one chronic illness, and those who fall into both categories miss …

Wellness