risbo What is the Happiness Monitor? The Happiness Monitor is an easy-to-use internet tool for assessing what people do during the day and how happy they are. The tool was developed at Erasmus University Rotterdam by Veenhoven (2006) and further refined by Oerlemans (2009). The Happiness Monitor is based on the ‘Day Reconstruction Method’ (DRM) proposed by nobel laureate Kahneman and his co-workers (2004) The method is designed specifically to facilitate accurate assessment of daily activities and daily mood. It combines features of time-budget measurement and experience sampling.
Wellness: Designing an Effective Wellness Program, Step by Step By Allison Potempa and Steve Ritter 11/12/2007 Wellness programs are an innovative and effective approach with potential to drive down future health care costs for employers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 1999 to 2005 access to employer-provided wellness programs rose from 17 percent to 23 percent. Keas Is Like FarmVille for Coorporate Wellness The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Keas Quick Pitch: Keas turns office fitness into a game.
The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks - Lifestyle You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of healthy lifestyle. That doesn't mean you need to swear off bacon and beer or anything. The trick is finding the right balance. But with new studies coming out every month about what we should put in our mouths—not to mention the unending discovery of mysterious superfruits from deep in the forests of wherever—it can be hard to keep track of what, exactly, we should be eating. Are You Good Enough? Everyone wants to feel good enough. Feeling like you are a good enough person enables you to feel lovable, to love others, and to feel safe and competent in the world. But are you really a good enough partner, parent, or, if you're a mental health professional, a good enough couples therapist? In her new book, Winnicott and 'Good Enough' Couples Therapy, psychologist Claire Rabin focuses on the important concept of good enough, reviving key ideas from the writings of Donald Winnicott, a British pediatrician whose notions have become fundamental to much of our current understanding of what constitutes mental health. Feeling good enough, Winnicott posited—and he focused on the family dynamic, though the ideas are widely applicable—comes from parents who conveyed acceptance, appreciation, and affection to you. Some parents, alas, convey to their children instead the impression that "no matter how good you are, it will never be enough."
Mid-Size Firms Saw Surge in Wellness Programs By Stephen Miller, CEBS 4/29/2014 Among large employers in the U.S. with 1,000 or more workers, 58 percent offered wellness programs last year; overall, however, just over 19 percent of employers provide some sort of wellness offering, according to newly released findings from United Benefit Advisors' 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey of nearly 1,000 employers. A key development revealed by the survey was a jump in wellness offerings by mid-size employers with 100 to 199 workers. Among these companies, the prevalence of wellness programs grew by approximately 12.5 percent last year—double that of any other employer size subset. Another insight: Employers that provide consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continued to outpace employers who provide traditional health coverage when it comes to teaming their plans with wellness programs.
5 points concerning patient engagement and health IT With the slow demise of paper records and the rise of electronic platforms, the opportunity for patients to take hold of their healthcare has never been stronger. But, there are still a few setbacks and some points to keep in mind when it comes to health IT and patient engagement, said Sterling Lanier, CEO of Tonic Health. “You have medical forms and medical jargon built for the provider benefit and not the patient,” he said. “It’s confusing, tedious, and full of acronyms – it’s an alphabet soup. Patients feel lost.
GGF-001 Phoenix Gundam The GGF-001 Phoenix Gundam is an original mobile suit and one of the variants of GGF-000 Master Phoenix from the SD Gundam G Generation series which debuted in SD Gundam G Generation F. Its default pilot is Mark Guilder. Technology & Combat Characteristics 10 Surprising Facts About Rejection Johan Larson/Shutterstock We know that rejection really hurts, but they can also inflict damage to our psychological well-being that goes well beyond mere emotional pain. Here are 10 lesser known facts that describe the various effects rejection has on our emotions, thinking, and behavior. Let’s begin by examining why rejection hurts as much as it does: 1. Rejection piggybacks on physical pain pathways in the brain. fMRI studies show that the same areas of the brain become activated when we experience rejection as when we experience physical pain.