Health & Wellness

Staying Healthy When Your Work Keeps You at a Screen Most of the Day

It crept up on me slowly. It started with a few aches and pains when I woke up in the morning. Then it turned into some occasional stiffness throughout the day. However, it really caught my attention early last winter when I actually yelped in pain as I attempted to look over my shoulder to make a lane change while driving. By this time, I had developed a full-blown neck and … [Read more...]

How to Be Calm in a Sometimes Chaotic Business World

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in business for myself, it’s this: there are times when things can get pretty chaotic. Between looming project deadlines, a constant push to market yourself and your services, trying to make customers happy, keeping up the books, and everything else necessary to running a small business effectively and efficiently, it can sometimes … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Cope When Your Small Business Has You Feeling Anxious

A couple years ago things seemed kind of slow in the freelance writing world and I found myself feeling rather anxious about whether I’d have enough work to meet my business and income-related goals for the year. Then, work picked up (like it always does) and I found myself worrying and stressing about getting everything done by their deadlines and keeping all of my clients … [Read more...]

Sleepless Nights & Jam Packed Days? How to Manage

Ever have those nights when you’re lying in bed trying to will yourself to sleep because nothing else seems to be working? And don’t they always seem to occur when you have so much to do the next day that even a full night’s sleep wouldn’t necessarily be enough? Unfortunately, that’s where I was just a few weeks ago. It seemed like no matter what I did, I would find myself … [Read more...]

Should You Offer Healthcare to Your Employees? Small Business Owners Weigh In

Under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions, employers with at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time-equivalent employees) during the preceding calendar year must offer “minimum essential coverage that is ‘affordable’ and that provides ‘minimum value’ to their full-time employees (and their dependents).” However, a number of small … [Read more...]

Feeling Tired All the Time? Here’s 12 (Legal) Ways to Boost Your Energy

I don’t know about you, but there are some mornings when it’s all I can do to drag my almost lifeless body out of bed. Apparently I’m not alone either as, according to one study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, almost 38 percent of the workforce appears to be dealing with feelings of fatigue on a regular basis. Not only does being … [Read more...]

Ways to Promote Your Employees’ Health (And Why You Should Care)

As a small business owner, you have certain duties to your employees. The most obvious one is payment for work completed. Of course, you also have to pay taxes on their behalf, provide them with a safe working environment according to local and national standards, and (for the full timers) provide various benefits related to health insurance and paid time off. But what part … [Read more...]