FMLA Benefits and Employer-Provided Employee Assistance Programs Support Your Staff When They Need It Most
Supporting employee mental health is an important part of creating a positive company culture. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers yet another level of support for employees facing depression or anxiety that is preventing them from working.
Easing Into Mid-Life🌞Like Sunday Morning!
Have you noticed how people tend to stop listening to new music and stick to their familiar old standbys by the time they’re middle aged? Researchers have discovered we identify with favorite genres of music in our teen years and our interest in exploring other types of music peaks and typically fades by age 30. So there’s a reason why we listen to old, favorite go-to songs. Plus, it triggers a pleasure response in the brain, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of in listening to old music; it’s free and in ample supply.
But sticking to the same playlists you had in your 20s and 30s is only fine for music; in most other areas of life, changes are required to adapt to middle age.
When You Sleep Better, You’re Better Able to Meet Your Goals
Getting enough quality sleep is critical to good physical and mental health. But how is restful sleep possible with an endless to-do list running through your mind, a new binge-worthy show on Netflix and a stream of social media posts to scroll through?
Change is inevitable. We can’t avoid change…nor should we want to.
Our lives change as we grow in various ways. We experience births, deaths, weddings, divorces, illnesses, successes, failures and many more events throughout our life. Change, whether good or bad, voluntary or not, can be very stressful. Regardless of whether the change is planned or unexpected, and regardless of whether it’s a positive or negative change, there is always some element of loss involved. Things will not be the way they were before.
Assessment, Awareness, Action
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 – an act which mandated that employers provide a safe workplace for employees. It was from this landmark decision that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was established. Being aware of OSHA guidelines and your rights to a safe work environment are critical.
Additionally, consider your own situational awareness – for example, as you read this, do you know where the nearest exit is in your building? How about the nearest fire extinguisher?
Watch this video part 1 of a 4 part cooking series pulled from the vault.
In this Ulliance throwback video Chef Paul discusses with our own Christin Hasselbring, Ulliance Senior Wellness Account Manager, how to plan ahead for the week and how healthy cooking can be easy and rewarding.
Did you know that we offer healthy cooking demos that you can book for workplace and offer as a wellness benefit to your employees?
Have you ever wondered why you use money in a particular way?
Achieve Financial Wellness in 2020.
Want to make more money? Think differently about it. If that sounds too easy, it's because it's easier said than done! But it is a key to creating financial stability.
Our relationship, our feelings and thoughts about money, start in childhood. If you were fortunate enough to be born into a financially stable and fiscally responsible family, you probably picked up on some healthy notions about money. You probably learned the value of saving, were encouraged to develop delayed gratification, and maybe as you matured, you learned about the secrets of compound interest and eventually, how to invest.
Have you thought about setting a
life-changing resolution this year?
Don't Worry—Be Happy! 😊
Happiness is a big goal, but it’s one that offers countless emotional and health benefits. Those range from improved heart health to a stronger immune system.
The first step is to choose happiness. That may sound obvious or even cliché, but happy people choose to be happy—and follow through with their thoughts and their actions.
Many people look forward to the holiday season and the start of a new year. It often provides an opportunity to spend quality time with family, take a few days off from work, or go on a winter getaway.
While the holiday season can be a fun and joyous time, it can also be very stressful. The combined effort of shopping, attending social events, and entertaining guests can quickly become too much to handle. A poll by the American Psychological Association shows that eight out of ten people anticipate increased stress over the holidays. In some cases, the increase in stress and anxiety may even lead to depression. The Mayo Clinic reports that depression is often an unwelcome guest during the holidays.