The Backbone of a Successful Wellbeing Program – 5 Traits of an Awesome Strategic Account Manager

Why are some wellbeing programs consistently successful while others struggle? This question is something we ponder a lot at Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies. One thing we know for sure? Our clients LOVE our strategic account managers who hold all the pieces together and are the boots on the ground. We believe this “secret sauce” of white-glove […]

Teachable Moments—Why health and education matters at a screening event.

Biometric health screenings are a core component of most wellbeing strategies. For employees, the experience of an on-site screening can be life-changing—especially when you pair screenings with health education. We have always advocated a best practice is to have a one-on-one private “teachable moment” at the end of a screening process. We bring highly trained […]

What To Do When A Colleague Is Depressed: Does Your Wellbeing Program Have A Strategy? Part 2

In our last blog, we talked about how to recognize the signs of depression with a colleague, and in this blog, we address what steps we can take to support our colleagues. We are not mental health counselors, therapists or doctors. It is not your position to diagnose an employee’s depression.  However, there are ways […]

What To Do When A Colleague Is Depressed: Does Your Wellbeing Program Have A Strategy?

There was a collective gasp of shock when we all heard of the suicide of Robin Williams. How could a man who constantly made everyone laugh be so depressed that he would take his own life? How could those around him not see the signs? What does this have to do with the workplace? Know […]

Accentuate the Positive

You can’t always choose what happens to you, but we can always choose how we feel about it. A traffic jam is a great example of how different people can choose to feel differently about the same situation. Crawling along, Chilled out Holly, is listening to music, thinking about her day and the plans she […]

Ways to Energize Disengaged Employees (Part 2)

In our last blog, we discussed ways to understand disengaged employees. Here, we talk about what’s missing for our disengaged colleagues and how to re-engage them.   Communication Disengaged employees often have the talent and skill set to excel, but don’t feel like their voices are being heard. Managers must ask questions so they can find […]

Understanding Disengaged Employees – Part 1

Disengaged employees can cost up to $550 billion every year in the US alone in a combination of increased rates of absenteeism and low productivity.  That’s not “just a few extra dollars.” By comparison, those companies that have high levels of engaged employees have 22 percent higher profitability than their less engaged counterparts and 10 […]

10-minute Mindfulness Meditation To Do at Your Desk!

In our last blog post, Take 10 Minutes for Mindfulness, we talked about the benefits of 10 minutes of quiet meditation a day. Below are instructions for a simple meditation that you can do at your desk, in the morning/evening or even sitting out on the patio on a beautiful spring day. There is no […]

Take 10 Minutes for Mindfulness

No matter how busy you think your life is, you definitely have 10 minutes a day to spare. Yes, the emails won’t stop, and the phone keeps ringing. All the while, the stress levels seem to be creeping up. But there is a way to find quiet in the noise of every day life. Mindfulness […]

Is Happiness the Purpose of Life?

One must practice the thing which produces happiness, since if that is present we have everything and if it is absent we do everything in order to have it. — Epicurus While happiness is an emotion felt in the here and now, it ultimately fades away, just as all emotions do: positive affect and feelings […]