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Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of December 25th 2017

December 29 2017 / by Mari Ryan

Each week I read a number of wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Meet Me In The Trees. by Natalie Singer-Velush (Microsoft Blogs)

Want a quiet place to hangout and do some work? Looking for a collaboration space where your team can get some work done? How about at a tree house? You read that right. A tree house. Research shows  that being in nature improves creativity, focus and happiness.

My comments: Collaboration spaces are very popular in office/workspace design. This tree house is a brilliant way to incorporate biophilia elements. Who wouldn't want to work at a company that has workspaces like this that support our wellbeing.

A Medical Billing Guide to Holiday Injuries. by Megan Thielking (STAT)

The holidays can be stressful. And on occassion, various injuries can result with all the merrymaking. Thielking looks at the ICD-10 codes (the massive index for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to use when cataloging injuries, diseases, and treatments) and uncovers some rather obscure and holiday appropriate codes.

My comments: Love the humorous way she has uncovered codes for apparently real injuries. Stay safe this holiday season.

How to Enjoy (and survive) the Holidays Using Behavioral Science . by Maura Farver and Stephanie Tepper (Behavioral Scientist)

This article explains a number of behavioral science concepts -  experiential versus material gifts, fresh start effect, goal gradient theory and anchoring, in the context of the holiday season.

My comments: This is a very well written article that explains these complex behavioral theories in the context of how we make choices during the holidays.

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP is a workplace wellbeing strategist, professional speaker and consultant. For more information visit www.advwellness.com. Follow on Twitter @advwellness_us

Topics: Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, collaborative workspaces, behavioral science, medical billing codes

Mari Ryan

Written by Mari Ryan

Mari Ryan is the CEO/founder of AdvancingWellness and is a recognized expert in the field of workplace well-being strategy.