Supporting Employee Diversity and Wellness – by Julia Morris

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employee diversity and wellness came under the spotlight like never before. Corporations sought to support workers both in the office and at home, and a major pre-pandemic cultural shift completed its arc. In addition, employers have been making significant strides in diversifying their workforces. Focusing on diversity and offering innovative benefits that … Continue reading Supporting Employee Diversity and Wellness – by Julia Morris

Dr. Zibin Guo: Tai Chi for Wellness

Dr. Zibin Guo: Professor of Medical Anthropology at University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He specializes in teaching and conducting research in the field of medical anthropology. He employs an applied anthropological approach to study human beliefs and practices related to physical and mental health; and to develop innovative programs to promote populations’ well being in the … Continue reading Dr. Zibin Guo: Tai Chi for Wellness

Wellness Resolutions for Mature Women – by Deborah Levine

I recently enrolled in MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) course at Chattanooga’s Mindfulness Center, along with several other mature women. One of the items on my mindful To Do list was to attend a wellness panel co-hosted by Chattanooga’s Jewish Federation and Hadassah, a women’s organization with decades of involvement in healthcare of Israelis and Palestinians … Continue reading Wellness Resolutions for Mature Women – by Deborah Levine

Wellness & Well-Being Podcasts

CARING FOR OURSELVES & OTHERS In our busy worlds, we often tend to overlook our health and well-being and don’t make wellness a priority. The American Diversity Report has long supported writers sharing stories and strategies for the wellness of individuals and communities. The ADR has now added wellness and well-being podcasts that focus on … Continue reading Wellness & Well-Being Podcasts

Diversity Calendar Themes

ADR MONTHLY PLANNER DIVERSITY THEMES We encourage submissions focusing on the major themes and/or subtopics for each month. We continue to consider submissions unrelated to the month’s theme , but hope that you will join us in addressing these vital issues. CALENDAR THEMES  September:  Education and Equity.      -Sub-Topics Educators Schools Colleges Universities Technical … Continue reading Diversity Calendar Themes

The Gift of a Magic 17-Digit Ball – by Martin Kimeldorf

In my leisure wellness book (and workshop) Serious Play I shared my observation that too many people forget how to play. And to drive the point home I shared my personal motto Play Now or Pay Later. Toys enrich our experience across a lifetime. I also believe that if you want to measure a person, … Continue reading The Gift of a Magic 17-Digit Ball – by Martin Kimeldorf

Making Healing a Priority – by Drs. Temika Edwards and Cynthia R. Jackson

Abstract An outlier incident has crushed the economy, hurled masses into unemployment, closed schools, and forced isolation. The global pandemic has generated a health crisis tsunami of suffering, anxiety, depression, and addiction, which is why our inner and outer healing must be a priority for overall health and well-being. Authors Edwards and Jackson view inner and outer health … Continue reading Making Healing a Priority – by Drs. Temika Edwards and Cynthia R. Jackson

Try Heart Based Solutions – by Keith Thornton

As we acknowledge our oftentimes dismissal of our societal commonalities, the human lineage possess generations of historical struggle in attempts to stem conflict born out of various differences and disputes.  The earliest inhabitants of our planet have always found clan like strength to endure as a species in spite of never ceasing conflict.  Fast forward … Continue reading Try Heart Based Solutions – by Keith Thornton

Make Healing a Priority – by Dr. Temika Edwards, Dr. Cynthia R. Jackson

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical, emotional, and mental stamina has been challenged to accommodate our ever-changing environment. To adapt to this change, we must incorporate inner and outer healing. Healing is a process that restores the whole person, mentally, physically, and emotionally, but also includes personal beliefs and values, sense of … Continue reading Make Healing a Priority – by Dr. Temika Edwards, Dr. Cynthia R. Jackson

Defeating Disparity– By Katelyn DeBaun-Fee

Race & Economic Disparity By the end of 2020, federal student loan debt in the United States surpassed $1.7 trillion, increasing by over 100% in the last decade. While this has become a national crisis impacting nearly 45 million borrowers, Black women are the most heavily burdened. A 2020 report by the AAUW indicates that … Continue reading Defeating Disparity– By Katelyn DeBaun-Fee