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The Gift of a Full Night’s Sleep

By Jennifer Cochran Executive Liaison Sometimes there are nights where you just can’t get to sleep. Or you fall asleep easily, but wake up in the early hours, and are suddenly wide awake. Is there anything as frustrating as tossing and turning for half the night? Dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day if you don’t get to sleep soon? Watching the clock, watching the clock, and finally falling asleep only a ...
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A Meditation to Help Conquer Cravings!

Do you want to transform your health, but find that cravings sabotage your best intentions to make nutritious food choices? When you are stressed, do you want to reach for something sweet, salty, or “comforting” rather than a bowl of kale and quinoa? If stress is persistent in your life, you may feel out of control about your eating – choosing to cope with quick fixes that make you feel temporarily better, especially when you ...
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Take Back Control of your Sleep!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who struggle with getting to sleep at night? Or do you fall asleep easily but have trouble staying asleep? All of us long for quality sleep, but many find that life frequently intervenes to make it harder and harder to experience. In our increasingly 24/7 world, insistent devices, bright screens and stressful work demands leave some people struggling to get enough sleep. The average American barely gets ...
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Stress-Responsive Policy Decisions Start With Awareness

With April being Stress Awareness month, we invite you to consider how your organization’s policies could actually be detrimental to employee wellbeing. Many organizations don’t think about the impacts of stress on their workforce in a systematic way when designing their organizational policies. You may wonder, “how could they?” Policies grow over time, and often are reactive rather than proactive. But, it is indeed possible for policies to support a culture of wellbeing. These are ...
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Mindful Eating – and our Free Audios – Build Mindfulness

Mindful eating – and our free audios – building your mindfulness If you’re one of the many people today interested in developing mindfulness to become a better leader, or maybe even to just boost your wellbeing, this blog is for you. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the particular moment, and non-judgmentally.” And, mindful eating ...
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Wellbeing Techniques Help Us Control Body, Mind, and Behaviors

Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., M.P.H. Founder and CEO It functions in the background whether we ask it to or not Any stress, both positive stress (excitement) and negative stress (nervousness), involves the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS functions in the background every second of our lives. It regulates the human body’s most basic regulatory processes, including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion. When a threat is detected in our environment, the ANS is ...
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