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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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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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How might employee well-being evolve in 2019?

Happy New Year! It’s now the second week of January, and although many of us are still brimming with optimism for 2019, we’re also starting to feel the aftermath of savoring the holidays. The physical...

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Medical leave: How employers can be more supportive of their staff, especially after the holidays

Having to take time off work to address a health concern can be difficult, if not devastating, for an employee. With the anxiety, poor eating habits, and increased likelihood of injury (slipping on ice, etc)...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler on cannabis facts and myths

With an increasing number of governments legalizing marijuana, many of us are wondering about its potential effects on our health and safety. Chief Medical Review Officer of DriverCheck and board certified addiction medicine physician Dr. Melissa...

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How to fall (and stay) in love with your job.

What made you apply for the job you have now? Was it passion for your area of expertise? Adoration of the organization that hired you? Maybe you simply needed to put food on the table....

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Ask the Expert: Shauna Lindzon on nutrition that boosts your immunity

We are what we eat. It thus stands to reason that we can vastly improve our health and immunity by consuming healthy foods. But how can we identify which foods are helping and which are...

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