5 Takeaways from the Whole Life Challenge

Whole Life Challenge and Well Being From January 20 – March 2, 13 VITAL WorkLife employees participated in the Whole Life Challenge, which focuses on seven daily habits to improve our health and well being: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well being and reflection. For six weeks participants followed [...]

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How to Improve Workplace Loneliness

Impact of Loneliness In recent decades, loneliness has been recognized as a public health concern as big as obesity and smoking. Some of the latest studies suggest loneliness is related to an increase in stress, which may lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. High cortisol levels result in a higher risk of [...]

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VITAL WorkLife Launches New Educator Peer Coaching Benefit

Educator Peer Coaching Educators provide so much for their students. Their hard work and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed! An article in USA Today states a recent survey by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) found 61% of educators and school staff says their work is always or often stressful. To support educators and to [...]

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How Employers Can Support Employees Dealing with Mental Health Concerns

Mental Health in the Workplace Lately I’ve been reading a variety of studies and articles on the effects of mental health in the workplace and how it leads to employee absenteeism, and more importantly, employee presenteeism. According to the World Health Organization, there can be as many as 27 lost work days per year for [...]

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5 tips for addressing a bully in the workplace

The major difference between childhood and adult bullying is in the workplace, bullying is often an admirable behavior. In a competitive marketplace, who better to make tough decisions, fire up performance and crunch numbers than a bully?

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How to Help an Employee Who May Be Suicidal

Suicide is Increasing: How you can help as an employee, supervisor or manager It may be a sign of our current times, but the sad fact is suicide is increasing within all sectors of our population. The warning signs can be identified and there are steps you can take to help your fellow team members in need.

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How Does Authentic Leadership Impact Others?

Leadership. It takes many forms. One of the key elements of leadership is for our actions to match our words, to “walk the talk.” When our professional narrative is what people truly experience about us, we are modeling authentic leadership. All of us, no matter the role we play (Physician/Provider, CEO/Manager, [...]

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Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Depending on which source you look at there are as many as 5 generations now in the workforce and some organizations employ them all. Many predict that not far into the future, many more workers will not retire until well into their 70’s or 80’s. By the time younger workers get to that age there will be even more generations [...]

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How to Be Nice to Yourself to Bring Back Joy

Joyful fun: a great way to be nice to yourself Joy can be evasive. Working in a high demand job, such as practicing medicine, executive leadership, or many other professions, while balancing work and family can leave you feeling depleted. Sometimes life gets to be so overwhelming you actually have to make a point to engage in [...]

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