How “Diet Culture” Distracts Us From a Culture of True Health

Whether you call it “diet culture,” or know it as one of it’s many alter egos and favorite buzzwords (things like “juice cleanses,” “skinny teas,” “detoxes,” “superfoods,” or “clean eating”), we all are aware of its existence.   Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, …

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Let’s Talk About “The Apps”

The popularity and prevalence of dating apps was already on the rise before the pandemic, but global shutdowns seemed to guarantee that anyone and everyone looking for romantic (and social) connection downloaded at least one.  Online dating is now so popular that studies suggest it’s the third most common way to meet  a partner in the U.S. …

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Let’s Talk About Higher Education

 (And Why the Enrollment Rate is Dramatically Decreasing) You may have heard that college enrollment numbers have been steadily declining. Here are the facts: Between 2009 and 2019, undergraduate enrollment decreased by 5%. This means that even before the pandemic, enrollment was declining.  Since the fall 0f 2019, enrollment has continued to decrease — it’s now …

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The Importance of Work Friends

We all know co-workers can make or break your workplace experience. Feeling supported and genuinely cared for by those you work with improves productivity, job satisfaction, creativity, and more.  But are you aware of how your co-workers impact your life outside of work? A new study from the University of Bath in the UK reveals that care …

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Hot Take: Are Millennials the “Wellness Generation”?

In 2014, SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management) reported that millennials — people born between 1981 and 1996 — were the most receptive to wellness outreach efforts.  Believe it or not, 2014 was 8 years ago. 🤯  A Sanford Health article from 2018 called millennials “The Wellness Generation,” pointing to a study where millennials ranked health and …

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What Does It Really Mean to be Professional?

We’ve spent a long time letting the word “professional” define how we show up to our work. In order to be seen as “professional,” many of us have learned to look and act a certain way, creating barriers between our work lives and our personal lives.  This experience is something BIPOC professionals are especially familiar …

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