Being Yourself at Work to Create Better Work-Life Wellness

May 30, 2022 | Blogs

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On this episode of Dr Laura: Where Work Meets Life™ – Dr. Laura welcomes DDS Dobson-Smith, CEO of SoulTrained and author of “You Can Be Yourself Here: Your Pocket Guide to Creating Inclusive Workplaces by Using the Psychology of Belonging”, exploring work-life wellness in their second conversation. DDS breaks down how a culture of belonging directly impacts wellness at work.

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Dr. Laura and DDS Dobson-Smith, CEO of SoulTrained and author of “You Can Be Yourself Here: Your Pocket Guide to Creating Inclusive Workplaces by Using the Psychology of Belonging”, explore work-life wellness in their second conversation. DDS breaks down how a culture of belonging directly impacts wellness at work.

Dr. Laura and DDS share personal stories from their own lives that illustrate times when they didn’t feel that vital sense of belonging in a space. They explore the impact that had on their senses of self. DDS also likens work-life wellness, or “work-life blend” as they call it, to a pie and how each slice of your life is part of the overall pie in context. They discuss that choices in terms of time you give to work, hobbies or relationships mean other pieces of the pie must necessarily shrink to accommodate. DDS reveals the book and podcast they most recommend and their hope for how people can improve workplaces in the future.

“I love that you call it work-life wellness. Because I refer to it as work-life blend. And I just don’t believe in the concept of work-life balance, because that phrase in and of itself is saying there’s work and there’s life. And I like to remind my clients that work is one context of life. And that your life is made up of many contexts. … And so for me, work-life blend means being able to look at all of the contexts of my life, and approaching them, and experiencing them, in ways that are fulfilling.” – DDS Dobson-Smith

 

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