Wellness or Well-being? Understanding the Difference

Every time I introduce défi to people, they immediately use their workplace wellness program as a point of reference. I usually end up explaining the difference. Wellness = a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease. Well-being = a contented state of being happy and health and prosperous. We are now living in an age where the terms “wellness” and […]

Unlocking the Power of Behavioral Well-Being for Improved Wellness

Behavioral well-being is an emerging field of applied positive psychology which focuses on how to enhance wellbeing through behavior change. It is based on the idea that an individual’s behavior has an effect on their overall well-being, and that by changing certain behaviors and habits, it is possible to improve a person’s wellbeing. The field is relatively new, but it […]

Creating a Culture of Health and Well-Being in the School Community

Creating a Culture of Health and Well-Being in the School Community Whole school wellness is a concept that has been gaining traction in recent years, and for good reason. With the rise of mental health issues and the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle habits, it is becoming increasingly important to establish a culture of wellness in schools. Whole school wellness is […]

3 Reasons Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Will Succeed. This Time.

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and goal-setting, which often results in making New Year’s resolutions. Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions with the intention of improving their lives. Unfortunately, many of us start off with enthusiasm only to find ourselves backsliding or giving up altogether. If you’re one of these […]

7 Rules of Life

Three primary things affect our #qualityoflife regardless of our current status:1. Our #environment. From what’s happening to our country to where you live and your relationships.2. Our #finances. Feeling secure in your financial future and able to make choices that allow you to enjoy life.3. Our Job. Feeling good about who we work for, those we work with, and the […]

Emotional Intelligence Magazine

Emotional Intelligence Magazine was born from a desire to effectively share valuable resources around essential skills—like emotional intelligence—and healthy ways of being, and to engage with individuals and leaders looking to better their lives’ and/or businesses without having to put in the effort of scouring the internet, sifting through mountains of data.  You can access the Magazine here

Love Yourself

This summer, fall in love with yourself. Practice Self-Care. Repeatedly putting the needs of others before our own (especially frontline workers) can lead to a lack of “me time,” which can, in turn, create stress and resentment and prevent us from being our best selves. #selfcare into one’s daily routine reduces stress, social exhaustion, decreases the chance of mental and physical […]

Sleep Challenge

By Caitlin – défi Wellness Of all the behaviors that impact health, sleep is one of the most important components to well-being yet an area we tend to neglect. We know sleep is important, but do we fully understand the benefits and health behaviors to improve sleep quality? Participate in the challenge to gain knowledge and skills for a better […]

1 in 3 Americans Suffer from “Serious Loneliness” — And It’s Worse for Business Leaders. This Simple Mind Shift Can Help

Loneliness — we’ve all been there. In fact, it peaked in the wake of the pandemic. A Harvard study conducted last year revealed that 36% of Americans have lately felt “serious loneliness.” Break that down into demographic subgroups and the numbers are even more striking: 61% of young adults and 51% of mothers with young children suffered from being involuntarily alone. And that’s really the crux […]

The challenge of losing weight and keeping it off.

How The Wellness Portal questionnaire can help you ‘up’ your strategy! According to Mayo Clinic (full article here) “Hundreds of fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss. However, the foundation of successful weight loss remains a healthy, calorie-controlled diet combined with increased physical activity. For successful, long-term weight loss, you must make permanent changes […]

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