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Workplace Wellness Pays off, Junk Food and Obesity & More: What We’re Reading

We love this infographic showing how workplace wellness pays off. Companies that invest in their employees’ health enjoy a reduction in healthcare costs, an increase in productivity and a stronger workforce. Now, the hard part: figuring out how to create a wellness program that will truly make an impact on people’s lives. Processed food has a .. read more

YOLO, Presence and Human Connection

My co-worker recently shared an extraordinary assessment of the seemingly inescapable acronym (and way of life) YOLO—you only live once—by Martin Rooney. So many people have used the idea of YOLO as a rationalization for self-indulgent or self-defeating behavior masquerading as, “Hey, I’m living it up!!” I believe what brings us joy is relative to .. read more

On July 19th, 2013, posted in: Solutions by Tags: , , ,

The ROI of Employee Wellness is a Thriving Workforce

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve sat in where executives or consultants ask, “What’s the ROI? Are you bending the curve on health care costs?” Often, I get defensive and frustrated because I want people to be where I am, to see that helping people change their behavior in a meaningful and measurable .. read more

Great Moments, Meditation & a Cute Kitten: What We’re Reading

If you’ve visited our team page, you know we have a thing for thriving photos. Recently, Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch tweeted: “How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life? If so, what a gift.” Of the tons of replies, here are 30 photos that capture people’s best moments. It’s an infographic party! .. read more

What We’re Reading

Here’s what we’ve been talking about around the office—when we’re not talking about the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, that is. If you struggle to stay present and you get sidetracked by your smartphone, there’s an un-app for that. Meet the Offline Glass. If you give in to temptation, you lose your drink. Our coaches often .. read more

Erdmännchen Auszeichnung

This month’s Erdmännchen Auszeichnung (that’s Meerkat Award for all of you non-German speakers) goes to our very own intern extraordinaire, Michael Kaiser! Michael joined us to work on data analysis and a variety of technology projects, and has done so much more. “All of us have been positively impacted by Michael. He has a ‘can .. read more

What We’re Reading

Happy summer solstice, everyone! Be sure to look up on Sunday, June 23 to see the supermoon—in Chicago, check it out at 8:40pm. This story is dedicated to our Co-CEO, Ari Levy, MD, who “slept in” until 5am today. Sleep specialists have published numerous studies about how inadequate sleep negatively impacts our bodies. Sometimes even the .. read more

Who Should Teach Happiness to Kids?

Is it the job of schools to make kids happier? Watching this video about the affect of happiness on children’s health and education, I was struck by that question at its conclusion. About a year and a half ago, I wrote about incorporating positive psychology strategies such as values, resilience and character strengths into childhood education. .. read more

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On June 18th, 2013, posted in: Engage2Change, Solutions by

EHS Volunteers With Girls On The Run

Last Saturday, 11 EHS volunteers got together to support the Girls on The Run – Chicago 5K at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Girls on the Run is a non-profit on a mission to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Its after school program for girls 8-14 integrates training for a 5K run and lessons .. read more

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