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Working Well in February #1

Hello my viewers,

For many years I wrote a Workplace Wellness column for a monthly magazine here in South Florida. Each month I put forth some healthy and helpful ideas for companies to consider as a tool to help keep their employees happy and healthy. Thus by reducing sick days, they increased their business output. Sometimes the messages related specifically to a certain month because of holidays and other times, they were simply generic. But in either case, the fundamental message had the purpose of bringing forth new ideas into the corporate world aimed at a positive change in the wellbeing of their workers.

So please enjoy these tips and pass them on to others at your workplace or anywhere else you choose.

Thank you for being here.

In Love, Light and Service,

MJ Handy 

Article on Corporate Wellness for Happy Times Magazine     February 2002

"THE COLOR RED"

Speaking to America's Corporations is one of my jobs, assisting them to fill the wellness needs of their greatest asset, their employees, resulting in high performance that generates greater profits.

Whether large or small, these wellness protocols can be applied within any business. The benefits to both workers and company create a win-win scenario that can change the way employees think and feel about going to work each day, thus increasing the bottom line.

Begin with simple changes. Check out the colors at work. If you see drab browns, greys and black, then its time for an uplifting change. Brown creates tiredness and non-production; grey induces melancholy and depression; black restricts movement and keeps everything on hold. Even beige without accent colors of green or rose can create negative slackness.

To create a sense of high energy, change the entrance door and the upholstery of chairs to red, which adds impetus and drive to employee performance. Extend this color into office supplies such as file folders, desktop organizers light fixtures and silk flower arrangements. Add a few red-splashed paintings or a painted stripe on the walls.

Red is the color of physical life, full of fire and drive. This color generates feelings of courage, liberation, passion and excitement, which is perfect for high-paced departments such as sales and marketing. Red promotes the release of adrenalin into the blood stream and can even have a positive effect on health conditions such as clogged or hardened arteries, anemia, exhaustion and cold chills. It also eases stiff muscles and joints, especially in the legs and feet.

Remember, it is a known fact that most heart attacks occur on a Monday morning going to work. New ideas of health consciousness for mind, body and spirit in the work place, can instead, create a Monday morning celebration. "Working Well," with a little bit of effort, is a joyful experience we can all share.