How Your Work Can Determine Your Health


By Daryl Tol, One Mind Executive Vice President While living in Florida, I served on

By Daryl Tol, One Mind Executive Vice President

While living in Florida, I served on the board of a purpose-built community non-profit called Lift Orlando. One year, during a planning session, we set out to discuss topics like health, housing, food insecurity, employment, and income, identify opportunities for action, and then prioritize the areas that would become the organization’s strategy.

We had a collective lightbulb moment: every group that rotated through the “health” category started to talk about housing, food insecurity, employment, and income. Human thriving – health – is an outcome driven by every other factor in our life, including those both within and outside of our control.

Work is one of the most important of these drivers. It plays a significant role in our lives, even beyond the substantial amount of time spent on the job, and it has an outsized impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Work is universal and its importance cuts across cultures. The link between work, purpose and how both drive wellbeing and overall health is fundamental to humans.

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