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November 28, 2022

Wintertime, and the living is–stressful? It doesn’t have to be! We tend to have a lot on our plates (pun intended) this time of year, but mindfulness can help you clear up space for what matters most. Check out eM Life’s upcoming live programs to nurture yourself with some self-care and  build helpful skills this … Continued

November 21, 2022

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time for connecting with family and friends to enjoy a holiday meal, watch football on TV, or take a walk together outside in the fresh air. It’s also an opportunity to take a pause to reflect on the gratitude you feel for the big—and little—gifts in your life. … Continued

"We saw dramatic drops in stress after the program was over, and we saw a 69-minute gain in productivity of our employees over a year"

Mark Bertolini
Chairman & CEO of Aetna

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November 14, 2022

My manager at my first job taught me to create a gratitude folder in my inbox. She didn’t actually call it a gratitude folder, but that’s what it grew into. Her intention was more logistical in nature—save a paper trail of accomplishments and positive feedback to reference in performance reviews. Useful for sure, but I … Continued

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November 7, 2022

After Halloween and before Thanksgiving comes a very meaningful holiday on the U.S. calendar–Veterans Day. Observed across the country on November 11th, Veterans Day honors those who have served in the United States armed forces. It’s a great time to connect to gratitude for the service and sacrifice of veterans and active military.  Veterans Day … Continued

October 31, 2022

As we gear up for holidays and the busy season, make sure to take some time for yourself to nurture your health, happiness and wellbeing. November’s live mindfulness programs cover a wide array of timely topics from holiday eating and support for veterans, to cultivating compassion in everyday life. Sign up for eM Life’s upcoming … Continued

October 24, 2022

My go-to tool in my mental health toolbox is self-compassion. This wasn’t always the case. I was pretty harsh on myself when I received a low score on a self-compassion test I took a few months back. I learned that I’m much better at showing compassion to others than directing that same kindness towards myself.   … Continued

October 17, 2022

I relate to chipmunks this time of year. I too feel called to retreat to my burrow as my mood plummets along with the temperature and a deficit of daylight hours leaves me mourning the summer months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, fittingly shortened to SAD, affects people worldwide, with many more coping with milder symptoms of … Continued

October 10, 2022

Once when I was in a slump, I made a project out of reading biographies. I figured reading about others who had fallen into slumps—or much worse—might lift me out of my malaise. I was right. Reading how luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt or athletes like Andre Agassi navigated challenges inspired me and put my woes … Continued