Wellbeing

Mental Health in the Workplace: How We Can Move Beyond Stigma

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Mental Health in the Workplace: How We Can Move Beyond Stigma
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Knowledge@Wharton

Vacation Commitment Summit - June 15th in New York City

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Conference
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Vacation Commitment Summit - June 15th in New York City
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Take Back Your Time
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Monique Valcour/EDHEC Business School

The Vacation Commitment Summit, hosted by Take Back Your Time, will be a gathering of leaders in business, academia and media to discuss the challenges relating to overwork, over-scheduling and time famine in the U.S. The Summit is also designed to develop strategies to help encourage people to take their vacation by promoting a new perspective on the value of taking time off.

Have A Hard Time Getting Away From Work? Here’s How To Make Sure Your Vacation Actually Feels Like One

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Have A Hard Time Getting Away From Work? Here’s How To Make Sure Your Vacation Actually Feels Like One
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Washington Post
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Monique Valcour/EDHEC Business School

Brigid Schulte interviews Jessica DeGroot of ThirdPath Institute. Check out this great checklist of actions you can take to make sure that you get the most out of your vacation.

Work Flexibility Can Improve Mental Health--and the Health of Your Company

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Blog
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Work Flexibility Can Improve Mental Health--and the Health of Your Company
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Huffington Post

Here are four reasons work flexibility is critical for workers' mental health--and why businesses should pay attention.

1MFWF Webinar: Expert Tips for Managing Workplace Stress

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Announcement
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1MFWF Webinar: Expert Tips for Managing Workplace Stress
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Join us for this upcoming FREE webinar with Mental Health America and Education Navigation to learn about managing workplace stress.

How to Build a Business That Fits Your Lifestyle

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News Article
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How to Build a Business That Fits Your Lifestyle
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Wall Street Journal
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Judi C Casey

"Instead of starting a company and shaping their life around it--working as long and as hard as the business demands--they start a company to fit the kind of life they want to lead. Working this way doesn't mean slacking off, or delegating everything away. Rather, these entrepreneurs come up with creative ways to tap technology and set boundaries to do justice both to the business and their personal needs."

An Employee Benefit That Truly Benefits

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Blog
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An Employee Benefit That Truly Benefits
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Debra I. Schafer
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Debra Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Innovative companies are bringing employee benefits into the workplace including one that helps to end the stigma associated with work/life struggles, stress, and mental health issues.

Mounting Evidence of Advantages for Children of Working Mothers

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News Article
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Mounting Evidence of Advantages for Children of Working Mothers
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"Yet evidence is mounting that having a working mother has some economic, educational and social benefits for children of both sexes. That is not to say that children do not also benefit when their parents spend more time with them -- they do. But we make trade-offs in how we spend our time, and research shows that children of working parents also accrue benefits."

How Flexible Working is Good For You - and For Your Career

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News Article
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How Flexible Working is Good For You - and For Your Career
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The Guardian
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Judi C Casey

"There are many different theories about how to maintain a good work/life balance - but few people realise that flexible working can actually boost your professional progress.

However, a recent survey from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute has found evidence on how best to balance work and life, and how this balance can help you be more successful in your career."

A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work (and at Home!)

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Blog
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A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work (and at Home!)
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour/EDHEC Business School

There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work.  This article presents a 10-minute meditation exercise to strengthen your relational agility by developing understanding of and compassion for yourself and the other person.

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