Contributor Stories: Meditation in Paris – A First-time Experience

At the train station „Gare de l’Est” which is one of the major train stations in Paris, businessmen and -women are hurrying home, visitors are looking for their hotels and bar and restaurant owners are serving a hungry and thirsty crowd. Not very far from these busy surroundings, you can find the yoga and meditation …

Contributor Stories: Combating Anxiety through Yoga – A Practice for Mental Health

Statistics show that one in four of us will suffer from some form of mental health issue at one point in our lives or another. I’ve been part of that one in four and I know some of my friends have been too. My journey with mental health has definitely not been easy; I’ve had …

Contributor Stories: Overcoming Food Addiction – A Plant Based Diet Enlightenment

Breaking a bad habit is never easy. Breaking a bad addiction seems nearly impossible. What started off as a bad habit... turned into a nasty mind-game of overwhelming thoughts from a voice that I listened to far too much. At seven-years-old, I was tall for my age and maybe 5 or 10 pounds heavier than normal …

How to get Certified in Plant-based Nutrition

"Heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be reversed by a healthy diet... various cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone health, kidney health, vision and brain disorders in old age (like cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer's) are convincingly influenced by diet. The diet that has time and again been shown to reverse and/or prevent these diseases is the same whole …

How to Overcome Anything with the Help of Philosophy

Plato, Not Prozac! is all about utilizing the wisdom of ancient and modern philosophical traditions in order to put your life into perspective and come to peace with some of your most pressing problems. Why philosophy over Prozac? While prescription drugs often help to lessen the side effects of your depression, they do nothing to …

Contributor Stories: Loving your Job while Coping with Mental Illness

I have always been “fine, thank you”. And a lot of times I really am. I’m generally someone who loves life and enjoys working. But I also struggle with depression, chronic anxiety and acute panic attacks due to past trauma. And when issues come up in my private life and pressure starts building up, it …

Activity-Centered vs Results-Centered Wellness Programs

So you've done your homework, consulted with employees and leadership, and have decided to implement a corporate wellness program in your institution. Congratulations! You've already made the most important first step: to commit to the health and wellbeing of your people power. Way to go! But wait right there. Think all wellness programs are the …

Drivers of the Corporate Wellness Movement

The corporate wellness phenomenon, since its inception mere decades ago, has since skyrocketed in hype, popularity and market value. Employers are spending more than ever before on investments in human capital. A recent Fidelity and National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey found that “employers spent an average of $693 per employee on wellness-based incentives …

3 Key Components of a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Corporate wellness programs generally aim to address several key areas of health and wellness, while tailoring the specific offerings of these programs to the needs of their workforce. At the same time, planning and evaluation steps are taken to ensure that the wellness strategy of the organization meets its top strategic priorities and is otherwise …