Wellness Blog

Articles empowering you to be your healthiest self and having an environment that supports you in that goal.

When Mind Over Matter Is What’s The Matter

The term “mind over matter” has become synonymous with “pushing through” pain and suffering as if it were not real or of great impact in one’s life. Mind over matter is not the strong picture of admirable perfection we make it out to be. This approach rejects our body’s wisdom, shaming our natural cycles of rest and energy and ultimately it is planting seeds in our bodies for illness – from digestive disorders and auto-immune diseases to heart problems, even cancer.

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Mindfulness and Distractions

Distractions lead to a loss in productivity. 43% of interruptions are caused by the usual suspects such as phone calls, chatty co-workers, ad-hoc meetings. 53% of interruptions come from our digital technology such as instant messages, pinging of our phones, web searches, etc. These distractions impact us regardless of where we are working.

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Take Time Off Like You Mean It

In a state of striving for a place other than where you’re at right now, you can lose the plot of what you’re up to in the first place. What would it be like to know that you are where you need to be and any answers you’re after are waiting for you to give them the time?

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Employee Movement Score – The New NPS for Talent Attraction?

Building sensors provide the intelligence to inform your workplace strategy, but more importantly they provide the insights that takes your competitive advantage to a whole new level where the value of the well-being of your employees isn’t just words on a page, but a measurable and meaningful metric that will uniquely set your company apart.

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Creating Equitable Health Outcomes for All — Part 2

Health equity assumes that to address the urgencies of people’s care, doors are open to anyone with pressing medical needs. However, we now must recognize that this is not the case. The solutions to addressing these vast public health challenges must include the policies and processes we put in place around housing, hospital access and where we place employment opportunities.

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Creating Equitable Health Outcomes for All — Part 1

Health disparities in BIPOC communities are highly prevalent and have become even more apparent during the pandemic. With input from Kimberly Lewis (a leader in the equity and sustainability space), this article considers four things that must be done to create equitable, affordable, and accessible health outcomes for all.

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Qigong: A Healing Art as a “Life Force”

Tomm Voss is a Qigong practitioner, life coach, and holistic health expert. In this article, Tomm shares his story and why holistic health and fitness is such a huge part of his life. Tomm loves watching the transformation that his clients go through. It gives him a deep sense of purpose and satisfaction.

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How to Avoid Greenwashing in Wellness

There’s a plethora of confusing marketing jargon in the wellness industry… To avoid greenwashing, look for wellness brands that are authentically environmental stewards and that provide clear sustainability policies outlined on their website with a detailed FAQ explaining how the product is sourced, created, packaged, and shipped.

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Lighting & Creativity: A Conversation with Trent Reznor

The WELL Learning Library recently coordinated a conversation with Global Wave Integration and Trent Reznor of NIN (Nine Inch Nails) to reflect on how lighting impacts our creativity. This real world example is based on the lighting systems that Global Wave Integration installed in Trent’s home studio.

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Reinhabiting Our Spaces. Safely.

A building risk-management expert from CETEC joins us to explain how your workplace can be a powerful buffer protecting you and your family from danger. Get informed and ready to take your health into your own hands, delegating that power only when you see compelling assurances. Because well-being is your human right, regardless of how you choose to earn your living.

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Navigating COVID-19: Awareness & Resources

There is so much information out there, and at the WELL Learning Library, we realize it is difficult to sift through it all. The intention of this blog article is to provide some useful, quick glance visuals with guidance around: Preventing the Spread of Germs, “Social” (Physical) Distancing, When to Use a Mask, and How to Use a Mask.

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Mental Health Awareness & Resources

More and more people are being diagnosed with Mental Health conditions each and every year. This blog is intended to provide you with quick access to top mental health information, including resources from: the National Institute of Mental Health, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the American Psychiatric Association, and National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Adventist Health Leading the WELL Movement

Registering for the WELL Portfolio program shows Adventist Health’s commitment to their employee’s health and wellbeing. The organization is not only making employee wellness a core part of their organizational culture, they are also expanding the presence of learning, education, and awareness throughout their organization. Nina Curtis shares her thoughts on the WELL Building Standard.

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Being Well Over the Holidays

Being Well Over the Holidays

The WELL Learning Library team would like to wish you and your family a very special holiday season! Here are some tips to be well over the holidays.

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Making the Most of the WELL Learning Library

Having trouble logging into the WELL Learning Library or confused on how to navigate the platform? This article walks through the basics of the WELL Learning Library platform, including: logging in, navigating the platform, and registering for courses.

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A Nutrition Label for Your Building — WELL V2

WELL is like a nutrition label for the buildings where we Live, Learn, and Work! WELL takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment; addressing occupant behavior and building operations, policies, procedures, and design.

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