8 BENEFITS OF WORKING IN A DOG FRIENDLY OFFICE

When I was doing my undergraduate studies, a volunteer group would bring therapy dogs to campus during finals week to allow the students to decompress from their studies. Similarly, dog friendly offices can offer employees the same benefit. In addition, dog friendly offices promote frequent breaks and create more trust within the business. Not only […]

6 TOOLS FOR YOUR WELLNESS JOURNEY

Maybe you are just starting your wellness journey or maybe your wellness journey is now part of your daily routine…wherever you are, these tools can enhance or improve your wellness journey. 1. StepBet My sister told me about this wellness tool. She’s been using it to hold herself accountable and it’s been working. She’s lost […]

ESSENTIAL OILS: Enhance Your Work Space

From ancient homeopathic remedies to cleaning your home; the uses for essential oils are diverse. When I moved into my cubicle for my Wellness Coordinator job, I had just received an essential oil diffuser through my FabFitFun subscription. I knew the building I was moving into was very old and I’d have to fight off […]

7 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH AT WORK

It’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month! As we age, our mental function can decline. Good news, there are things you can do now to prevent cognitive decline! According to Harvard Health, you should keep these 7 things in mind to stimulate nerve cell connections and maintain or improve neurological plasticity. *this post contains affiliate links.* […]

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE: My Personal Journey

Typically I like to keep things simple, light hearted, and fun in my posts. I believe that approach is a great way for people to learn and retain information and my goal with this blog is to provide educational content that you find engaging. With that said, this post will probably not follow my usual […]

READING FOOD LABELS IN 3 STEPS

When you take a trip to the vending machine on your break, do you really know what’s in that chip bag? What about that Gatorade? When it comes to nutrition, many people don’t understand the information on the food label. Whether you are altering or improving your diet, the information on those labels are important. […]

HOW POOR SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR WORK LIFE and WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Sometimes hitting the snooze button sounds good doesn’t it? It’s recommended to have at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night, yet 40% of Americans are sleep deprived . Personally, I’m a zombie if I don’t have at least 7 hours of sleep. And I seriously mean “ZOMBIE”… I’m slow, I have immense brain […]

MINDFUL MEDITATION: 4 Tips to Get You Started

Ah, it’s Wednesday…or hump day… you know, the middle of the week and you’re probably wondering how you’re going to make it to Friday. Assignments seem to be piling up and project deadlines are rapidly approaching. Like many workers, just reading those first few sentences may have increased your heart rate and quickened your breathing. […]

STAYING HYDRATED AT WORK

Most people know the body is made of mostly water, yet staying adequately hydrated is still a challenge for most of us. About 75% of Americans don’t drink the recommended 10 cups of water a day which means there is a large population of the workforce that is moderate-severely dehydrated. How is the workplace affected […]

POWER SNACKS FOR YOUR BRAIN

It’s 3:00pm and you’re tired and suffering from brain fog. How are you going to make it through the rest of your work day? It’s time for a Brain Power Snack! At this point in the day, you’ll want to avoid things like caffeine and processed sugars. Caffeine may affect how well you sleep later […]