Most people with addiction issues work full-time and Wellness programs don’t seem to do much to create awareness surrounding addiction. Why don’t businesses do more to help their people?

In this article by Steve Ward, we will take a look at what is missing from wellness initiatives across the business world.

Do you know anyone who’s into getting in shape, yet ignores other areas they need to work on?

Perhaps they’re one of those people who always eats the right foods (you know, the kale and quinoa crowd) and who seems to be at the gym all the time. But maybe they have a bad habit—one they can’t stop that is messing up their lives—that they do nothing about.

Unfortunately, a good Body Fat Index won’t fix their addiction problem.

The approach many people—and companies—take to wellness is like that. But what is wellness?

Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. (National Wellness Institute)

Wow, that’s great! But the way many people—and companies—approach wellness is incomplete.

Because it’s much more than physical fitness. It encompasses a broader, multidimensional lifestyle that integrates emotional, personal, and spiritual components along with the physical.

And when there are compulsive habits or addictions involved, eating right and exercise won’t fix the problem. Surely good things to do, but not enough for people to become well.

It’s like spending hours waxing a car that has dangerously bald tires and bad breaks. Sometimes, it’s like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  Read More

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