A shock diagnosis of bowel cancer got me thinking about the language around cancer – the big “C”, the invocation of warmongering battlefield metaphors, together with a steadfast attachment to the cancer ‘survivor’ term. My experience with bowel cancer made me realise the default language around cancer needs to change. Doing so does not diminish the huge ramification of a cancer diagnosis, which no semantics of language can change, but it does relieve some of the burdensome weight it brings. Together with surgery and treatment, reframing and challenging the language around cancer is a valuable tool to promote resilience, empowerment and wellness potential.
I recently had an opportunity to contribute to ALSCO’s comprehensive list to enhance employee wellness. Below are 149 useful tips and ideas about what to do to keep the employees healthy and well while having fun at the workplace. My tip #108. Get On Board The Smile Train!
“A balanced diet, regular physical activity, and positive environment are among the most important factors for a happy working life. Besides the obvious humane reasons for wanting everybody to be healthy and happy, it also pays off in terms of productivity and efficiency. Fit and satisfied employees are more productive and they cost the company less.
Additionally, it is natural for employees to give their best in a working environment where they feel appreciated and taken care off. This is why every company should put in some additional effort to provide its employees with efficient employee wellness boosting program…”
Thanks Alsco for this great resource!
More at: https://www.alsco.com.au/employee-wellness-health/
There’s nothing more uplifting than sharing a smile – a mirrored reflection of pure love and joy. Even if only for a brief moment in time, this transaction has the unique ability to lift spirits and connect. The more we consciously choose to smile or laugh, the more we re-wire our brain to a more positive mindset. Developing a smiling mindset is one of the best ways to naturally and authentically build positive emotions, both in ourselves and others setting you up for increased happiness, life satisfaction and optimal wellbeing.
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