How to choose a stress management program: 5 questions to ask

This post was originally written for the LifeDojo wellbeing blog. I’ve reproduced it below. You can see the original post here.

Is stress really an “epidemic”?

Sadly, yes, according to the United Nations International Labor Organization, which recently declared that occupational stress has reached “epidemic” levels with costs estimated at upwards of $200 billion per year. If your business is affected by this “epidemic” like most others out there, then the majority of your employees are suffering from high levels of stress. Not only is this stress probably making them less happy than they could be, it’s costing your company money.  Lots of it.

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4 business lessons from Eastern philosophy

This post was originally written for the LifeDojo wellbeing blog. I’ve reproduced it below. You can see the original post here.

Once in a while, someone will ask us about the name of our company, LifeDojo, and they’ll want to know: What’s a Dojo, anyway?

“Dojo” is a Japanese term that literally means, “The place of the way.” Typically, it refers to a place or room where Japanese martial arts are practiced – a place of intense focus, mindfulness and learning. In one branch of Eastern Philosophy, the term describes the rooms or halls where monks engage in meditation.

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New employee stress management programs bring renewed hope

This post was originally written for the LifeDojo wellbeing blog. I’ve reproduced it below. You can see the original post here.

Stress-related health issues at work are too serious—too deadly—to ignore. When we look at the diseases most likely to harm or even kill us (like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes) we find that they are overwhelmingly made worse or even caused by high levels of stress. With the growing body of research showing the harmful effects of stress, HR leaders have been trying many approaches to help their workers.

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