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Expert Interview: Joel Bennett, Ph.D.

January 22 2019 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, opioid crisis, resilience, prescription drug misuse

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In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan and Joel explore workplace approaches to the opioid and prescription drug misuse crisis.

Joel is the president of Organizational Wellness Learning Systems, which goes by the acronym OWLS, a consulting firm that specializes in disseminating evidenced-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being.

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This distressing trend is closer than you think

January 21 2019 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, employee performance, prescription drug misuse, opioid crisis

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While sitting in rush hour traffic recently, I heard a report on the radio about the opioid crisis. The story reported that, “for the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses.”

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Expert Interview: Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Ph.D.

January 08 2019 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, productivity, personal productivity

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Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking is a speaker, coach, and clinical psychologist with over twenty years’ experience helping people achieve and create their goals. She has developed a unique system to help her clients get a grip on their time and step up to the next level of their life or business.

In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan and Sarah explore personal productivity.

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Kicking off a productive new year

January 07 2019 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, time management, employee performance, improving employee productivity

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We know the facts. 365 days in a year. 24 hours in a day. 60 minutes in an hour. It’s the same for all of us. Have you ever noticed how some people seem to get a lot done while others seem to be overwhelmed and unable to answer an email in a timely manner?

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Expert Interview: Lacey Loehr

December 19 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, family friendly workplace, workplace family friendly policies

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Lacey Loehr is the Director of Employer Programs at Pacify. She helps companies design thoughtful family benefits that support parents and the companies for which they work. Lacey began her career as a health and wellness consultant at Mercer, and has subsequently worked with purpose-driven technology companies like Pacify that support employee wellbeing.

In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan and Lacey explore the topic of family friendly workplaces.

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Is Your Workplace Family Friendly?

December 17 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, family friendly workplace

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I noticed something unusual while attending a meeting at the Google offices in Cambridge, MA. Dogs and babies. Babies and dogs. It was a good indicator that this workplace would rate highly as a family friendly workplace.

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Expert Interview: Craig Becker, Ph. D.

December 11 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, well-being model

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Craig is a professor in the Department of Health, Education and Promotion at East Carolina University. He earned his BS in accounting and business from Purdue University, his Masters in Wellness Management from Ball State University, and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan explores if we want a better tomorrow, can we create more good and not just do less bad.

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A Force for Good

December 10 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, sustainable businesses

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Each morning I skim the headlines of The New York Times. In the evening, I usually watch both the local and national news. I often end up feeling very discouraged by stories about things that are damaging our planet or diminishing the lives of the people who live here.

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Expert Interview: George Pfeiffer

November 27 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, well-being model

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George Pfeiffer is the founder and president of the Workcare Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. He draws from almost four decades of experience in worksite health promotion and provides consulting, training, and program design services for corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan discusses with George the evolution of workplace well-being programs.

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Workplace Well-being: More than preventing heart attacks for middle aged white guys

November 26 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness

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My first corporate job was for a life insurance company in Hartford Connecticut. Since I’d never worked for a big company, I had no idea what to expect. The on-site cafeteria and gym were really convenient. The bowling alley and the squash courts - was this typical?

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