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.
Did you know that being kind to someone—whether it’s as simple as offering a compliment or holding a door open—has scientifically-proven benefits?
Increased happiness, energy and even lifespan are known effects of doing and, in some cases, simply experiencing random acts of kindness.
The phrase “total well-being” likely has you thinking of eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular checkups.
That all may be true, but don’t dismiss the role mental health plays in overall well-being.
Many employers today are taking steps to merge employee assistance programs (EAPs)—which give employees the opportunity to meet and talk with counselors, identify approaches and solutions and receive resources for additional help—with wellness programs and initiatives.
That holistic approach offers many benefits to employers and employees alike.With the mental health components of EAPs incorporated into a physical health-focused wellness program, employees can reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease and their overall health care costs.
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?
As the end of 2019 nears and we wrap our minds around typing “2020,” it’s reasonable for our thoughts to shift toward making plans and goals for the new year.
The motivational effect that ringing in the new year can have on us is powerful, and you should make the most of it by creating a plan for the long term, not just through January.