Social Wellness

Tuesday’s are Corporate Wellness Days at You Define Wellness!

By Denise O’Malley, founder of You Define Wellness

We understand corporate wellness isn’t the highest priority for a company. To succeed, your organization has to focus on the objective of your purpose – be it selling widgets or services – not the health of your people. Employee wellbeing? It’s an afterthought, a fluffy, nice-to-do but not necessary function of running your business.
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Thursday Thoughts: From Tragedy to Purpose

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

People want to know that their lives matter. But to whom or for what?

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#WellnessWednesday Lunch Bunch

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

When white light passes through a prism, the light is separated into its component colors with each color being integral to creating a beautiful rainbow.  At You Define Wellness, each color is symbolic of a dimension of wellness and illustrates how critical each component is to healthy living.

Sounds good, but this is real life.  How do you achieve harmony with all the dimensions?

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The Journey to Finding Balance and Harmony: One woman’s true story

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

The achievement of ‘wellness’ has oftentimes seemed like an exercise in spinning plates to me.  Just when I’ve got the plates all spinning, one starts to falter.  I focus my attention on that plate and just as it starts spinning correctly, other plates start wobbling.  I repeat the pattern until I’m thoroughly exhausted and all the plates suddenly crash to the floor.

Sound familiar?

On February 21, 2021, all of my plates crashed.  All of them. 

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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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Reenergize in Difficult Times

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

“I can’t get out of bed”, “I can barely get ready for work” “I am overwhelmed by day to day tasks”, “I don’t care if I shower, wash my hair or brush my teeth”.

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