By Shannon Polly April 10, 2014 – 10:11 am | 5 Comments
In a recent webinar sponsored by Positive Business DC, Jocelyn Davis introduced the audience to the Happiness at Work survey created by Nic Marks. The Happiness at Work survey is freely available online, so you can use it to get a checkup on your own happiness at work compared to other people. Read a quick summary of the presentation by Jocelyn Davis and click through to the recording if you want to know more.
By Marie-Josée Shaar April 8, 2014 – 7:33 pm | 3 Comments
Many sources in the wellness industry erroneously treat the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion as if they were one and the same. That’s a big mistake, and not recognizing the inherent distinction between the two undoubtedly reduces our ability to implement our health intentions. Here’s why, and how to use each.
By Kathryn Britton April 3, 2014 – 1:18 pm | 8 Comments
Thinking of change efforts as experiments means that even if they don’t work, they are sources of greater self-understanding that can lead to other experiments that do work. Instead of leading to guilt that undermines the will to change, experimenting leads to new ingenuity.
By Tiffany Schlain March 20, 2014 – 9:24 am | No Comment
Today is #CharacterDay, the premiere of an 8-minute film that explores the social science and neuroscience behind character development and how we can shape who we are. Find out how to view the film and participate in the events going on today.
By Giselle Nicholson March 19, 2014 – 10:33 am | 4 Comments
Organizational culture, often described as “the way we do things around here,” is a management challenge begging for positive intervention. Yet it is an asset often taken for granted by traditional companies that believe it is hard to define. So if you are like the 96% of executives who say some change in their culture is needed, read on for some insight in the five behavioral practices leaders must demonstrate in order to positively impact culture.
By Fiona Parashar March 17, 2014 – 11:03 am | 2 Comments
For years, the thought of joining Twitter filled me with dread. I was convinced it would upset the balance of life. My privacy would go out the window, and, worse still, I’d probably be judged, abused or ridiculed for saying the wrong thing.
I was wrong.
It turns out that Twitter is so much more than I realized. I had a pleasant surprise in store. It fuels, nay turbocharges, one of my greatest passions: learning.
By Marie-Josée Shaar March 11, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Over generations of survivors, humans developed thinking shortcuts which are still very pervasive today. Of these common shortcuts, 5 are very costly to our health. While it is unlikely that we’ll ever break free of their influence, increased mindfulness can alleviate their effects on our thought processes, behaviors, and wellness.
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