Reblog: No, it’s not you: why ‘wellness’ isn’t the answer to overwork

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yeah, okay.

This article from The Conversation came across my Facebook feed today and I thought it was important to share.

Here’s an excerpt:

Despite the endless column inches devoted to how we can find balance in our busy working lives, the solution here isn’t personal, it’s political. Those of us working in the health and wellbeing industries have had our skills hijacked by commercial interests. Employee Assistance Programs, corporate stress management training and the burgeoning multi-billion dollar wellness industry all trade on, support and are supported by the culture of overwork. If we are truly committed to wellbeing, we need to remember who our clients are meant to be and be willing to risk acting in their best interests.

What, if anything, is your boss/organization/industry doing to help you find balance?

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