by Bob Merberg    Bob's profile on LinkedIn  

10 Must-Reads for Well-Being Practitioners: 2018 Edition

This is the first in a series of articles on workplace well-being social media best practices.

If you use a social media platform in your work, you may underestimate — and underuse — its power. This is true for public websites like Facebook®, Instagram®, or Twitter; in-house collaboration platforms like Yammer® (a Microsoft® product) or Chatter® (a Salesforce service); or the social features of well-being products — including HES campaigns and several wellness portals.


by Beth Shepard    Beth's profile on LinkedIn  

10 Must-Reads for Well-Being Practitioners: 2018 Edition

Looking for a new book to feast on? Dig into our hand-picked selections for well-being pros:


  1. Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (2017) — Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson cut through popular myths about meditation and share the latest scientific evidence on what it can and can’t accomplish. Best of all, these experts explain how to meditate smarter for lasting benefits.
  2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) — Exploring ideas beyond the well-being industry is an excellent way to spark creativity. Expand your mind and broaden your perspective with this reader-friendly brain-sharpener from Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson.
by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Hot Topics in Wellness, 2018

End-of-year predictions on what to look for in the new year rarely get more than half right. And those that do usually play it safe — laying out ideas already gaining momentum, but skipping the riskier bold bets. We do a little of both here while giving you something to think about:


  • Well-being looks inward. The idea isn’t really new and the term well-being has been gaining momentum as a replacement for wellness in the last 5 years. What will be new in 2018 is an even greater shift away from attempts to “fix” what’s wrong with people (particularly their physical health) and instead providing tools and space to explore social, emotional, intellectual, financial, and occupational needs along with appropriate resources.
by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

The Boldest Thing I Ever Did…

...to enhance health, promote a program, reinforce a successful campaign, attract new people to a service. Every wellness manager has a fun story to tell about a zany act that was out there. Here’s one from my days at The Dow Chemical Company.




Each January through April in the late 1980s we ran a fitness program called Presidential Sports Award, with an awards breakfast at the conclusion to honor individual and team accomplishments.