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Employees Share 4 Ways They Practice Work-Life Balance

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., we asked FareHarbor employees to share the ways they prioritize a healthy work-life balance. 

Here’s what they had to say about the importance of mental health and four FareHarbor programs that make a positive impact. 

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Wellbeing Wednesdays is a global FareHarbor initiative that encourages employees across offices to practice mindfulness. 

Twice a month, Candice Vallier, the Global Project People Manager, shares content and resources about wellbeing and mental health. 

For the most recent Wellbeing Wednesday, she encouraged employees to explore gardening. This activity relieves stress by reducing cortisol levels and helping people stay active. 

Candice offered videos to get started, such as 4 steps to start a small balcony vegetable garden and how to repot a plant. Other Wellbeing Wednesdays have touched on topics like sleep, stretching and yoga, and social health.

Wellbeing Wednesdays Advocate: Candice Vallier

Global Project People Manager • Amsterdam

“It can sometimes be difficult to separate personal struggles from the workplace which is why it is important for us to have an environment that supports our employees’ wellness. I love seeing employees come together to focus on their health and learn from each other.”

FareHarbor Cares

FareHarbor Cares strives to create a lasting positive impact through volunteer events that support the local community with strategic planning and active participation by employees.

From day one, every employee is given eight work hours annually to volunteer with FareHarbor Cares.

Past opportunities have included trail and park cleanups, community gardening and wrapping Christmas presents for deserving children.

FareHarbor Cares Advocate: Stephanie Schwartz

Account Management Team Lead • Denver

“Serving on the FareHarbor Cares team has been such a special part of my time at FareHarbor! While our team works together to bring the best to our clients, volunteering through FareHarbor Cares allows us to bring that same passion into our communities.”


Discover is FareHarbor and Booking.com’s learning portal that gives employees access to professional and personal development lessons. 

Whether employees want to improve their public speaking skills ahead of FareHarbor Spark or watch a masterclass on how to set and sustain healthy habits, Discover’s options are endless. 

Discover also grants employees access to continuing education resources like Udemy, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning. A win-win for everyone!

Discover Advocate: Natasha Raikar

Training and Development Specialist • Denver

“The Discover platform has allowed me to take an active role in my learning and has given me the opportunity to accelerate my development both personally and professionally. The skills and knowledge that I have gained through Discover have made me a better employee and teammate. Most of all, it has gotten me excited to keep learning and improving myself!”


All FareHarbor employees are provided with a  free membership to Headspace, a mobile app with thousands of guided meditations, exercises, and sleep content across 12 categories. 

Headspace content teaches mindfulness, sleep improvement, work productivity, and more. With courses that range from 1-30 minutes, users can take a short break or enjoy a longer session.

Headspace Advocate: Valeria Gawronski

HR Advisor • Amsterdam

“Headspace [helps] calm [my] mind and manage [my] anxiety every time I use one of its meditation or sleep casts. I am an advocate for the app, making sure all new hires are aware of this awesome benefit we have and how impactful it can be to incorporate meditation in your daily life.”

FareHarbor employees certainly have a full toolkit when it comes to practicing a healthy work-life balance. These four benefits are a small part of the overall employee experience at FareHarbor. Take a closer look at the new hire training program. 

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