Ecology of Caring Blog
"No stream rises higher than its source."
- Frank Lloyd Wright -
Leadership sets the standards. When we walk the walk not just talk the talk, we establish a culture in our organizations that emphasizes health and well-being. Stress is taking its toll in homes and workplaces across the country. Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than are any other life stressor - more so than even financial problems or family problems according to St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company.
Many companies have adopted workplace wellness programs to combat stress, obesity and a rise in health care costs. To date the primary focus of corporate wellness has been on physical wellness. While these programs have been around for many years, statistics show that the incidence in each of these categories - stress, obesity and health care costs - has continued to increase, often significantly. This one size fits all approach simply doesn't work.
Evidence-based research linking Nature and human health continues to grow every day. Our experience at EarthWonders reinforces the positive and powerful impact connecting with nature can produce. Our Ecology of Caring Integrated Approach™ is a comprehensive strategy that addresses Nine Principles of well-being for a holistic and balanced approach to health. It's not about special equipment or another appointment in the already over scheduled calendar. It's a simple, down-to-earth approach to healthy living reconnecting people to their roots.
When we integrate the wonders of Nature into our lives and workplaces, we feel better, work better and live better. Our mindset shifts to healthful living and we begin to integrate practices that nurture ourselves and our planet. When employees learn how to take better care of themselves and are supported by their workplace in doing so, this impacts the company bottom line.
At EarthWonders, Workplace Wellness isn't a separate program. It's a part of the culture, the way we live with care. It's a benefit that comes as part of the Natural Choice in Care™.