How Does A Negative Work Environment Create Job Stress?

Does a crabby co-worker or an overly demanding boss increase stress? Absolutely. According to my job stress research, the environment at work is the 3rd leading cause of stress.  This makes sense for a couple of reasons: First, stress is contagious. Sitting next to a highly stressed person increases your stress.  A recent study indicates…

Why Do Stress Management Programs Fail?

Are we trying to solve the wrong problem? Work-Life Balance is one of my most requested speaking topics. Can I admit something? I hate the concept of Work-life Balance. Here are a few reasons why: First, Work-life Balance assumes that work and life exist separately from each other and if we just could keep one…

What Is Missing In Your Employee Wellness Program?

Employee Wellness Program Challenges Recently Eliz keynoted the Biz Times Wellness Summit and facilitated roundtable discussions about “What’s Missing In Your Wellness Program” with HR professionals, CEOs, and wellness providers.  These discussions resulted in insights on challenges facing employers and best practices beneficial to anyone managing an employee wellness program. Employer Challenge: Overcome Stigma To…

How To Recover From Stress

Are you an iguana or a border collie? Recently my husband and I spent a glorious ten days on vacation in Mexico in celebration of his 50th birthday.  We traveled with five other adults to a resort which caters to scuba divers.  I don’t dive, but Clay is enthusiastic about the sport, as were our…

Is Work Life Balance A Myth?

Initial Results From The Study On Job Stress We’ve all heard work life balance is the key to stress management, but is it true?  Our study on job stress shows some interesting results. Work life balance is based on a few assumptions: The binary push and pull relationship between work and home is the main…

Congratulations Oshkosh Well City USA

Employers and Community Leaders Join Together for Wellness Initiative Last night the City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin earned the Well City USA designation from the Wellness Council Of America, WELCOA.  I was honored to be part of the celebration and present a stress management keynote at the event.  Oshkosh is the 13th state nationwide to receive…

Your Environment Matters

Who Surrounds You? There is a familiar quotation from the legendary author and speaker Jim Rohn, had a famous saying: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Think about it.  Who do you spend most of your time with – day in and day out?  Are those people…

How Well Are You Juggling?

Today Eliz is presenting Juggling Stress at West Georgia Health’s Heart Truth Luncheon and asks, How Well Are You Juggling? Are you managing the stress of work and home well, or feeling overwhelmed? Here is a quick quiz to help you gauge your stress level. How often do you feel compelled to take on every…

Take A Stand For Your Health

Don’t Just Sit There! Heading to the gym every morning may not be enough if you sit at your desk all day!  Recent studies show among people who exercise regularly, those who sit most of the day have larger waists and higher blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid levels than people who don’t. Americans spend…