Bridget Russell, Ed. D.

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Be the HEART of Your Organization During American Heart Month

By Bridget Russell, Ed. D. posted in Leadership, Workplace Health


With the rapid transitions that COVID-19 forced upon all of us, and the evolving needs of today’s workforce, there’s been a great deal of discussion around maintaining the health and wellness of employees. As leaders, we have a responsibility for maintaining workforce wellbeing. In such an unprecedented time, it’s crucially important to look out for the mental health of your employees—but I feel that there’s another vital part of employee wellbeing: cardiovascular health.

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How Leaders Can Support Mental Health in the Workplace

By Bridget Russell, Ed. D. posted in Leadership, Communicating with Teams, Workplace Mental Health, Workplace Health


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living and working with a mental health issue. More and more, companies realize that it is time to fight stigma, provide support, educate and advocate for policies that support people with mental health issues.

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Give Yourself a Break: Self-Care in the Time of Pandemic

By Bridget Russell, Ed. D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Team Building, Communicating with Teams, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely


In this time of pandemic, we are intensely caring for our families, our clients, our company, and our careers—and in some cases even schooling our children at home, or caring for loved ones and neighbors. We are giving 110% to everything at once. Many of us have become adept at this, working virtually, leading meetings remotely, hurtling forward day-after-day.

But too often we are not caring for ourselves. Though we are strong, leading the way daily, our minds and bodies need breaks too.

ALULA has worked as a virtual company for years, so we’ve learned a lot about staying healthy in “the virtual life”—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here’s some advice, especially for those who may not be accustomed to working from home.

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