Archive for the ‘About’ Category

Greetings, dear reader! I’m taking a quick timeout to explain the layout of this site. No one out there in the blogosphere seems to do this, which is unfortunate because I often find a lot of great resources on main blog pages!

I recently updated the theme of this site to a very clean and simple skin that includes 2 columns over there —>. At the top of the left column is the RSS feed for this site. I’m using feedburner, which eases subscription for whichever online or off-line reader you use and also provides some tools and reports I can use. If you don’t know what I’m talking about with all this RSS acronym fun, the second link, New to RSS?, is for you. Next, is the link to subscribe by e-mail, where you’ll get each new post delivered to the e-mail address of your choice if you’d prefer that.

Next, we have recent posts, which is self-explanatory. Below that are the categories that I’ve used for my posts up to this point, and how many posts reside in each. Approach, for instance, will give you the complete series on a naturopathic approach to corporate wellness. Under tags are links to all my archives by date.

Lastly, I have two badge links: FAVE THIS BLOG TO TECHNORATI, and BOOKMARK. The Technorati link will save this blog to your Technorati profile. I have to admit, despite being a veteran blog consumer, I never used Technorati before I started this blog. Technorati is THE search and index engine for all internet blogs, so I’m going to have to play with it more. The BOOKMARK link allows you to save any page here on the blog to the social bookmarking tool of your choice (del.icio.us, digg, stumbleupon, …). It will save the page that you are on, so if you clicked a particular blog post, you’ll save that link. If you’re on the main page, then https://corporatenaturopathy.wordpress.com/ will be saved. If you’re viewing this via my feedburner feed, then you already see the delicious and digg links right there at the bottom of each post!

Now on to the right-most column. First is a search box, and below that is a list of recent articles that I’ve found that relate to the subjects here. Due to the many different ways that corporate wellness is named, I occasionally search for news with multiple sets of terms and save it here. Check back every now and then!

Scrolling down, I have a little blogroll going, with some inspiring and thought-provoking blogs that I think you’ll be interested to read. This list will surely grow over time.

Finally, I have two badges at the moment. The first is Blog Action Day, which is October 15th. On that day, any blog who wishes to volunteer will write about the environment, hopefully within the context of their usual subject matter. As naturopathy definitively urges you to return to nature, this will be an easy one for me. Don’t let me forget! Finally, the colorful butterfly is a meme started at the Helfgott blog:

The butterfly in this context specifically shows support for a universal health care involving compassionate health practitioners, who seek the root cause for suffering, who are educated with effective tools for treating sickness and suffering, who possess exemplary bed-side mannerisms, and who rely on treatment methodology that does not harm the patient.

I hope this helps, or at least got you to check more out!

My name is Jeremy Schultz. I am a corporate cog with a natural interest in wellness and the philosophies of naturopathy. In this blog, I am going to endeavor to find out how naturopathy is creeping into the corporate world, or possibly how I can help it to creep in.

Further, I’m going to investigate corporate wellness, which goes by many names, such as employee health, worksite health promotion, and more. In a nutshell, I define corporate wellness as the deployment of programs in the workplace to help employees with health risk identification and wellness improvement. It can range from simply providing online tools and resources for health, to nutritional counseling and coaching, all the way to providing a gym and medical center.

I believe that corporate naturopathy is the logical way that corporations, in particular, should view the health of their employees. The benefits can include both measurable financial savings and immeasurable effects such as reduced absenteeism and more engaged employees. And certainly much more to come!