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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …