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). …

There’s More to the Corporate Wellness Trend than You Think

While many recent corporate wellness trends focus primarily on promoting physical health and wellness, there are many other dimensions of wellness that should be considered by the employer when contemplating a corporate wellness strategy.   The University of California at Riverside defines seven dimensions of wellness, which they highlight to potential and current employees on their …

Nonprofit Professionals: Prone to Wellness Risks?

In her book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit, Beth Kanter explores the tendency of nonprofit professionals to prioritize work over their personal wellbeing. Nonprofit professionals tend to regard their work as highly important and likewise derive immense meaning from what they do. In many cases, they have sacrificed bigger paychecks and more prestigious careers for a …