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  • Come on. Just how happy do we have to be?

    There has been a lot of research on happiness in the past 20 years, important research that helps us understand that feeling good is not just a fluffy proposition; it has significant ramifications on how productive, creative, agile, resilient and successful we are. Further, this research has bio-hacked its way into our wiring to help us understand the mechanics of happiness so that we can break it down into tangible, do-able action items. We can actually methodically get happier! (To some, this may seem like not true happiness if it’s so artfully and scientifically rigged, but that’s another discussion.)

    But is there a downside to all this intentional happiness? Well, yes. It’s one more job to do, one more thing to feel guilty about, one more opportunity for self-criticism as we catalogue all those unhappy or even neutral moments of the day that we have been too lazy to do anything about. 

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  • Thank you Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and congratulations, Community Health and Counseling Services!

    Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS), a private nonprofit that provides home health, hospice and mental health services to more than 8,600 clients a year throughout Maine, is the recipient of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Health Innovation Award. Community Health and Counseling Services has been ahead of the curve on providing wellness programming for its 476 employees. Their Fitness and Wellness Committee first formed in 2003 as an offshoot of the Health and Safety Committee. Its six members represent each of their service areas... Click image to download a copy of the article

     
  • National Expert to Speak on Making Healthier Lives for Employees

    The keynote speaker at the sixth annual Workplace Wellness Leadership Symposium is part of a full day of programming.

    PORTLAND, Maine – A nationally recognized expert on health and wellbeing will be on hand next month helping Maine business leaders create healthier workplaces when the Wellness Council of Maine holds its sixth annual Workplace Wellness Leadership Symposium here.

    Anne Marie Ludovici will be the keynote speaker at the symposium. Ludovici’s best-selling book, “Winning Health Promotions Strategies” is considered a blueprint for fostering healthy communities. She is a health, wellness and behavior change consultant at AMLC Consulting of Wakefield, R.I. Her latest book is entitled “Change your Mind, Change Your Health: 7 Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain to Achieve True Well-Being.”

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National Wellness Institute

Founded in 1977, the National Wellness Institute (NWI) was formed to realize the mission of providing health promotion and wellness professionals unparalleled resources and services that fuel professional and personal growth. NWI is well known and respected for its annual National Wellness Conference in Stevens Point, WI, and was one of the first in the country to encourage the wellness movement. They are committed to WLCME's mission and have the tools and resources to help drive good health among employees in Maine.

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