Falling Forward This Season

For a majority of Americans, November 7 will be the end of daylight saving time.

A time change can impact us mentally and physically for several days or weeks. Research suggests that there are “seasonal variations in cortisol levels with significantly higher levels found in winter and fall than in spring and summer.”
Since cortisol is essentially your body’s main stress hormone, it’s important to recognize the impact of how we will feel in the coming months as the days are shorter and the evenings are longer.
I am here to help you prepare for this change and implement techniques to make this experience more positive. Here are three things you can do starting today to prepare for this change and ultimately “fall forward.”

Leading By Example

Staying fit is essential to have the energy to build trust and rapport with your teams, which will increase respect, understanding, communication, and ultimately acting as trusted advisers to help your organizations meet their business objectives.

Staying connected with your employees will boost morale. It will help bring a human side to you and ultimately help grow those professionals to see you as the people they want to become.

Here are my three recommendations on how to do so.

Wellness Challenges With Lasting Impact

The premise behind corporate wellness challenges offers good intentions. Challenges promote a sense of mental and physical well-being that can solicit a sense of community across a team or organization. If you’re creating a wellness challenge or working to communicate one to your employees, here is what to consider to extend its value.

Your Personal Wellness Crisis Plan

As public relations professionals, we train for managing a crisis. As we have lived through COVID, I have witnessed you lead in communicating timely, accurate, and essential information to the public, and that information has saved people’s lives. Thank you for all you have done, and we are continuing to do so during this time.Continue reading “Your Personal Wellness Crisis Plan”

Reverse Mentoring Video Series: Sustainability

We start this series by addressing the issue of sustainability. We were inspired by this year’s 51st anniversary of Earth Day, yet realized that “sustainability” extends beyond saving our planet and into other domains of our lives. For example, creating a sustainable work schedule, crafting a multi-year campaign that’s sustainable or creating a sustainable online presence amid a pandemic, which just so happens to be the first video in our series brought to you by Washington State University.