Redefining The Basics of ESG With Well-Being in Mind
By Mia Kyricos Founder & President , Kyricos & Associates, LLC | July 2022
Even for us glass-half-full kind of people, today's headlines are not for the weak at heart. Finding the bright side takes work – one that I wake early for just to make sure I give myself time to screw my head on right before the rest of the world attempts to do so for me.
I admit: the struggle is real, and I use every tool in my box of healthy tricks – from meditation to journaling to sweating it out – to champion this trillion-dollar business of wellness every day. Most of the time I win, some days I lose, but every day I work hard to find those endorphins that keep my stress at bay. I see it as my responsibility as a leader, as an advisor, and as a family member. It's also how I develop resilience while proving to myself, time and time again, that this thing called wellness works.
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." – Buddha
On the bright side, the forces for good, for social impact, and for humanity at large, are as strong as they have ever been before. When I think about advances in precision medicine, the growing awareness about how stress impacts our minds and bodies, or even the empathy that's begun to bloom in the workplace, I am inspired by the sheer potential for health, progress, and yes, even peace. Now we just need "the system" to catch up on a variety of fronts – hence the reason for my thoughts today – because it is here where we still have our work cut out for us.
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