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 …

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 …

Contributor Stories: What Your Bank Account Balance Says About You

For some, the connection between financial wealth and a rich spiritual life is anything but obvious. Cultural beliefs seem to tell us that the two states are mutually exclusive, or at the very least incompatible with each other. We often accept lower salaried jobs in order to 'do good' and live out our passion. We …

Contributor Stories: When You Are Looking for Love… Try This Instead

Many of us are inspired by love. We obsess over text messages, fall hard into flings and lose ourselves in the rush of romantic love. When we are single, we dream about love, pine for it, fantasize and romanticize about old flames and new potential heartthrobs. But what are we missing when we are focusing …

How to Fight Chronic Stress

Originally featured as a guest post on iamYiam's health blog. Stress is a natural feature of life - a programmed biological and psychological response elicited when we are confronted with threatening stimuli. This innate reaction is life-saving in some scenarios; but what are the consequences when a whole society is living, habitually, in fight-or-flight mode? The American Psychological …

Is Business Evil?

Several years ago, before completing a bachelor's degree in International Management and thereby entering the 'Business World', I was a high school graduate, philosophy student, and anti-capitalist. I wrote my high school thesis on an alternative economic system to capitalism: the moral society (call it naive or ahead of it's time - whatever you want). …