End-of-year predictions on what to look for in the new year rarely get more than half right. And those that do usually play it safe — laying out ideas already gaining momentum, but skipping the riskier bold bets. We do a little of both here while giving you something to think about:
...to enhance health, promote a program, reinforce a successful campaign, attract new people to a service. Every wellness manager has a fun story to tell about a zany act that was out there. Here’s one from my days at The Dow Chemical Company.
Each January through April in the late 1980s we ran a fitness program called Presidential Sports Award, with an awards breakfast at the conclusion to honor individual and team accomplishments.
I can’t write at the office — too many interruptions. So every couple of weeks I spend $4 and 6 hours at Starbucks, where I dig into ideas I’ve been mulling for some time. Recently, I’ve been thinking about outrage and its negative health consequences.
As I started to write this article a young man who’d put his backpack on the table next to me — but not yet received his double latte — observed a mom and her 3 little girls looking for a place to settle. Noticing they had coloring books and no remaining tables to use, he offered to give up his spot and instead sit on the lounge chair. It was a simple, in-the-moment kindness that made the mom happy, brought a smile to my face, and immediately changed my disposition... along with this article.