11-PART SERIES: WHERE CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS GO WRONG
Learn how good intentions still don't get results.
Many of you know I’ve been in hospitality revenue management now for over 27 years – even while building Fitlandia. I have a deep love of finding ways to generate profitability and win-win strategies so it’s no surprise as Fitlandia grows more and more into Corporate Wellness that we care about a company’s ROI for their investment.
The problem is, even with the best intentions, many corporate wellness initiatives go wrong.
Here I’ve outlined a list of pitfalls companies are faced with when selecting wellness programming. Join our newsletter below as I’ll be unfolding solutions to help companies avoid these each of these pitfalls in future blog posts.
This is Fitlandia's 109th episode. We are talking with Chloe Murdoch about Breaking the Addiction to Dieting. Chloe is here putting a spin on how to live a successful and healthy lifestyle.
I love diving into what, you know, what foods will optimize our health and wellbeing. But the same time I learned through my own journey and through with my clients that it's more than Broccoli sprouts. And being healthy really involves being healthy on so many different dimensions, healthy inner relationships, healthy in your career, in your purpose in life.
I was really obsessed with my body and with food and with finding the next new diet and I was living, or I should say I wasn't living in the present and I wasn't living in my body at all. Eventually I got to this point where it's like something has to change.
I did all that stuff to get rid of this hoarded dieting mentality and this constant looking outward for the truth that was going to heal me. I cut all of that...
Sometimes it’s hard to see how bad things are in our lives when we’re in the thick of it.
In 2012, I was drinking a bottle of wine (sometimes more) every single night just to deal with my chaotic life.
I didn’t realize at the time that I was self-soothing with food and booze. In fact, I looked at others and justified my behavior saying, “Well that’s no more than they do.”
I was dealing with atrocious corporate politics that tested my ethics every day; a severely mentally ill mother and trying to manage her care 3,000 miles away; and a work schedule that was no less than 70-hrs per week with travel 3-4 weeks out of the month. It was a shit-show.
My sleep was horrible (maybe 4 hours per night and no restorative sleep) my eating and drinking out of control, and I found my mood volatile with me crying every single day.
After 6-months of trying to operate in this manner, I...
In May of 2012, I went on my first transformational retreat that completely changed my life. At the time, I was in such a desperate place that I was ready to try anything. I was 50 lbs. overweight, drinking a bottle (or two) of wine every night, working 70 hrs./week, traveling 3 – 4 weeks out of the month…all while my mother was suffering from severe mental illness 3,000 miles away.
At the time, I knew exercise would help. I knew I had to drink less. I knew I needed to meditate. I knew I needed to change my dietary habits. I knew I needed more balance.
But I was completely stuck and overwhelmed at the idea of “doing one more thing.”
I knew in my gut I had to get away and completely break my routine of working, drinking, caring for others day in and day out. After a lot of research with Google, I ended up finding an outfit in Sedona, AZ.
I scheduled a consultation call with a guide to review my workshop and session options. The price was...
Welcome to episode #97 of the Fitlandia Podcast. Today my guests are Erin Moone and Dionne Del Carlo from StarCycle, founded right here in Portland, Oregon. Today, the three of us are going to talk about why taking a break from tech is so important for your mind.
...this sense of urgency that we all have that is really inflated and exaggerated and not real. So it's giving ourselves permission to say that's going to wait. We're not brain surgeons.
I know for myself I will eat quickly and not really taste what I'm eating and just getting it down and onto the next thing, but if I put my phone away, engage in conversation, listen to the laughter, then I'm taking in all those senses and actually tasting my food. It does taste better because I'm paying attention.
So related to the classes we run, our bodies are physically moving quickly and we're working really hard and our heart rates are up. But because we're disconnecting from any distractions, we're...