Sleep is the foundation of good health. Even when we intend on having the perfect morning, a restless night’s sleep can make our next day feel more like a nightmare. Wake up call: the idea that we have to get more done and that sleep is not a necessity is a delusional daydream. According to … Continue reading Sleep as Medicine: Your Wake-Up Call
I recently had the privilege of training 25 companies on mindfulness practices. Part of our session was on corporate culture. It’s a topic that I love to speak about because most companies have a candy coating to their true corporate culture. My favorite definition of culture comes from the Harvard Business Review. They refer to … Continue reading What is Your True Company Culture?
“Don’t worry, be happy.” Everyone says that, but never reveals how. Why is that? Did you know that happy salesmen sell 37% more and that companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20%? Sounds like happiness is beyond fluff. It can even improve employee wellbeing and productivity. The beauty of happiness is that it’s … Continue reading Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness
We are super excited to share that Whil was recently featured in a list of top worker wellbeing apps by GetApp. It’s an honor to be featured alongside some of the biggest names in the space, including our partners, Virgin Pulse and Jiff. Here’s why author Karen McCandless chose us: “While fitness trackers, healthy snacks, … Continue reading Whil featured in top employee wellbeing app list with partners Virgin Pulse and Jiff
It’s a great time to be a human resources executive. Over the past five years, technology has entered the previously tech-ignored HR space in a big way. There are now a wide array of products, programs and training to help employees live healthier, happier and more productive lives. And increasingly, HR finds itself back where … Continue reading 4 Areas Where Technology Is Helping HR Make A Difference
Contrary to popular opinion, letting go doesn’t mean being lazy or passive. It doesn’t mean to dissociate or let the world pass you by. Letting go means saying yes to what’s happening right now by allowing the moment to unfold without your having to control or manipulate it. Letting go is relinquishing your need to … Continue reading Give Up Control for a Happier and Healthier You
Want to outsource your thinking and lose more of your cognitive functions? There’s an app for that! Tons. In the wonderful world of technology, we’ve all seen so many amazing apps to help us to outsource the need to think. If you think about all that has occurred in the world of mobile apps, the … Continue reading Offset the High Cost of Outsourcing Your Brain to Apps
Your phone is an intensely addictive device. Americans check their phones 8 billion times a day. According to Deloitte, who ran the study, that averages out to about 46 times per day- up from 33 times in just one year. Most of these looks happen while doing some other activity like working, shopping, hanging out … Continue reading Put it Down: 6 Performance Benefits of Checking Your Phone Less
Here at Whil, we work with companies all around the world. One of the questions we get most often is, “What’s the right age for employees to try mindfulness?” Getting into a mindfulness practice is like going to the gym. People generally start when they’re going through something difficult (e.g., a breakup, putting on weight, … Continue reading What’s the Right Age to Try Mindfulness?
Turning points typically happen when you’re faced with choices and you choose the direction of greatest change. I’d spent fifteen years working with large employers, most recently as the head of Benefits and Wellness at a national bank, and experienced first-hand how valuable healthy breaks can be. The change began with a single department through … Continue reading You Can Read This in 3 Minutes – The Perfect Short Work Break