Occupational Wellness

Avoiding Workplace Word Wars

by Lorie Reichel-Howe of Conversations in the Workplace

If you work with people, it’s inevitable that you have felt the sting of cutting words, the stab of sarcasm and the sickening silence when a coworker is verbally attacked.  When workplace word wars occur, people become casualties, relationships are strained, and morale plunges downward. Unless people effectively and confidently respond to verbal outbursts, culture will erode, productivity will plummet, and attrition will skyrocket.

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Dealing With Constantly Complaining Coworkers

by Lorie Reichel Howe with Conversations in the Workplace

Quite frankly, the majority of us complain about work because it’s work. We are all guilty of doing so at some point. But then there are coworkers who get stuck on repeatedly complaining while making no effort to address and resolve issues. If you work with a chronic complainer, you may feel like you are held hostage and suffocated by their negative mumblings.

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Divert Disaster, Delete that Email and Dialogue

by Lorie Reichel Howe of Conversations in the Workplace

While email has made workplace communication efficient, there are times when face-to-face conversations (whether in-person or virtual via a screen) are needed.  At these times, defaulting to email is risky and may result in workplace nightmares.

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Do you enjoy massage therapy? Reiki? Health Coaching? Want it as an employee benefit? Here’s how!

by Denise O’Malley, Healthy Living Maestro and founder of You Define Wellness 

How much do you spend every year for massage therapy, holistic health care, coaching, mental health, fitness, yoga, etc.?  Studies show that 59 million Americans spend an estimated $30.2 BILLION every year, out-of-their pocket, on healthy living services not covered by other employee benefit programs! 

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Addressing Workplace Gossip Without Getting Sucked-In

by Lorie Reichel Howe with Conversations in the Workplace

The way employees communicate either makes or breaks an organization. Spoken words are powerful containing the ability to help or harm others. One form of communication—gossip—is a killer of workplace culture. The way managers and employees respond to gossip either safeguards or erodes workplace culture.

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Gifts of Wellness Campaign

We're ready to take You Define Wellness to a new level and we're funding our goal by offering special Gifts of Wellness for a limited time! Check out the packages we've put together just in time for your holiday shopping. Let me explain what we're doing.  We've [...]
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I love Mondays!

By Michelle Jolly of Healthy Horizons Coaching

Do you love your job and life?

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Who do you turn to for advice?

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness

One of the beautiful things about social media is all the free advice from friends and family… but is it the RIGHT advice?

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Kyphosis Posture Due to Heavy Computer Use

by Anne Asher, CPT, Posturally, LLC

If working at your computer negatively affects your posture, all is not lost. There are things you can do to restore good alignment.  You first need to understand what you’re working on. Here’s my take along with some starter moves for improving upper back, neck and shoulder posture. Reprinted from the Posturally blog.

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