May 2021 Newsletter

4 Healthier Ways to Cope with Chronic Stress

For some of us, eating popcorn became a new, almost daily habit over the past year. Someone in the house always seemed to have eaten the last of the ice cream. And there was just no keeping cookies around. Coping strategies? Yes. Healthy and effective coping strategies? Not so much. Negative coping strategies, says psychologist and New York Times columnist Lisa Damour, are ones that help a little in the … [ more ]

How to Support Your Team’s Well-Being During Remote Work – With Bentley’s Trish Foster

With Bentley’s Trish Foster Q: What have you learned over this past year about how to support your team’s well-being while working remotely? First, I think it’s important to acknowledge that there is no one who has not been impacted by the challenges of this pandemic and mandated remote work. Some people have faced tragedies, like losing someone they love to this illness. Others have been challenged by job loss, … [ more ]

How Businesses Need to Support Employee Well-Being

With Sari Kalin, Assistant Director, Health and Well-Being Strategy at Liberty Mutual Insurance Q: It’s no secret that mental wellness has become a big priority over the past year. What do businesses need to be doing now to support the mental well-being of their employees? The most important thing that employers can do now to support the mental well-being of their employees is to acknowledge that the stress and anxiety … [ more ]

Submissions Open for QVC & HSN’s The Big Find

The search is on for The Big Find! Submissions are officially open for QVC and HSN’s international search to discover the next big product across the following categories: apparel, jewelry, accessories, footwear, beauty, home décor, culinary (including kitchen and food), home innovations, and electronics. The event will be virtual again this year, which opens this opportunity to brands from around the globe. Entrepreneurs, founders and creators are invited to submit … [ more ]

Readers Share: “What My Mom Taught Me”

In honor of Mother’s Day, readers shared stories this month about some of the most important lessons they learned from their mothers. Here are their responses, lightly edited for brevity. Thanks to all who wrote in! “What makes your heart sing? Then do that!” – Emily Bass “Live your life with dignity. My mother grew up in poverty in Mexico and came to America at a young age. No matter … [ more ]

What We’re Following – Books, Podcasts, Movies, and TV

With so many fascinating things to read, listen to, and watch, we thought we’d share some we found intriguing lately. A partial roundup from the CFW team: Books. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. “I read this in my book club, and it gave me an entirely new perspective on immigration from Mexico.” (Laura H.) Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. (Carolyn G.) Leadership in Turbulent Times … [ more ]

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