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LifeSpeak’s first ever white paper on Mental Health in the Workplace is now live

Celebrating our 15th year in business, one of LifeSpeak’s give-backs to the HR community is a white paper on transforming healthcare by improving mental health in the workplace. We worked with our friends at 10 organizations (representing over one million employees) to share practical insights on their own approach to mental health in the workplace. They have revealed how they drove change within their organizations, using a practical approach that employers of any size can easily implement. "In discussing mental health and wellness programming, the organizations interviewed agreed that mental health had become a critical component of their health and...

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Something exciting is happening...

We’re excited to announce that LifeSpeak is reaching a milestone in 2019: we’re turning FIFTEEN! It seems like just yesterday our founder and CEO, Michael Held, was faced with a problem that would ultimately lead us to where we are today. In his previous life as a corporate lawyer and strategy consultant, colleagues came into his office every day convinced that they were the only ones struggling with and feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges – parenting, health, eldercare, and so on. Michael wanted to help, so he began offering small, live expert-led training sessions on these subjects, believing that education...

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Our Mental Health Marathon was phenomenal!

On May 8th and 9th 2019, as part of our LifeSpeak15 anniversary give-back program, we ran our first ever “Mental Health Marathon” as a way for participating clients to mark Mental Health Health Month in a...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Adi Jaffe on understanding and overcoming addiction in all its forms

Addiction is a mental health issue mired in myth and stigma. Many people mistakenly think it symbolizes weakness or a lack of self-control, but the truth is addiction has less to do with the substance...

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LifeSpeak’s first ever white paper on Mental Health in the Workplace is now live

Celebrating our 15th year in business, one of LifeSpeak’s give-backs to the HR community is a white paper on transforming healthcare by improving mental health in the workplace. We worked with our friends at 10...

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Every day is World Health Day at LifeSpeak.

As you may know, Sunday was World Health Day. We commemorated the event by posting quotes from our renowned health experts, including allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Anne Ellis, speaker and consultant on sexual violence...

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Ask the Expert: Bob Gavlak on managing personal finances

Between saving, investing, paying off debt, and covering daily expenses, keeping track and optimizing our personal finances can be overwhelming. This week, LifeSpeak expert and certified financial planner Bob Gavlak joined our Ask the Expert...

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The importance of having fun at work.

In her novel Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote, “I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” Her statement would have been equally true had she written, “It beautifies work so much.”...

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Is your workplace layout helping or hurting productivity?

It’s a lousy feeling to reach the end of the workday and realize you haven’t gotten much done. With a lengthy to-do list staring back at you and nothing crossed off, it’s only natural to...

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Why we love LifeSpeak

Happy Valentine's Day! In the spirit of love and our LifeSpeak15 celebrations, our team thought we'd have a little fun and swap stories about why we love LifeSpeak by answering a short questionnaire on our...

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Ask the Expert: Alyson Schafer on managing family demands

If you're currently raising children while taking care of your aging parents, you're in what's referred to as the Sandwich Generation. More and more adults are finding themselves strapped for time and sapped of energy...

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You should consider hiring these strategic job positions this year.

The New Year isn’t just about redefining and improving oneself on a personal level; organizations are seeing the start of 2019 as an opportunity to develop by revamping their teams. That’s not to say everyone...

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Ask the Expert: Tim Sitt on exercise and fitness

If you're freaking out because January is almost over and you still haven't nailed your workout routine, you're not alone. It can be difficult to figure out which exercises are best for our individual bodies,...

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LifeSpeak: Our Origin Story

As you’re aware, we’re in the midst of celebrating 15 years of improving employee well-being! The journey to where we are today has been long and winding, full of learning, growth, and an unyielding drive...

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