Article by: Deb McClellan, Operations Manager Last week I was engaged in a casual conversation, that turned into moments of self reflection, something I do often. Self-reflection, as defined by Merriam Webster, is careful thought about your own behavior and beliefs. The thought provoking conversation mentioned above was about boundaries (unofficial rules about what should ... read more
As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at [email protected] Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
Written by Melissa Gordon, Bluff Country Co-op Since 1972, Bluff Country Co-op has provided the Winona area with quality food. The store, which is located at 121 W. 2nd Street in downtown Winona, will continue to do that and more when it nearly doubles in size this year. BCC’s expansion will lead to the creation of new local jobs; more support for our local farmers, producers, and artisans; ... read more
Article written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona I had the privilege of participating in Declare it Day for the first time this year. This is a national movement lead by a group called Fellow Flowers. Luckily for Winona, we have several Fellow Flowers members right here in town that took it upon themselves to host a local celebration of Declare It Day for the second year in a ... read more
Written by: Jennifer Hackbarth RD, LD, Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian Children love to be involved in activities with adults, so why not let them join in preparing family meals? Learning to cook is a valuable experience that can introduce nutrition and healthy eating habits early on; not to mention helping to create memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, child yourself or just a ... read more
http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/talking-about-it/index.html Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, ... read more
Gabriel Manrique, Winona Daily News, May 15, 2015 I try to imagine what I would like to do on my 80th birthday party, if I should even live that long. And I have concluded that I would be happy if I could have a party like my mother-in-law recently had. You see, the lady loves to dance. As she approached 80, she still went ballroom dancing many evenings during the week. So when her ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Community Wellness Director, Live Well Winona [jbox width="550"] From Beach Cities Health District A Moai (pronounced “Mo Eye”) is a group of people meeting for a common purpose, and can include activities like walking, purpose discussions and potluck meals. Belonging to a group of supportive, like-minded people who share your passion for healthy living might be ... read more
Written by Deb McClellan, Community Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Janneke and I are were inspired recently by a Ted Talk - Got A Meeting Take A Walk. The information wasn't anything new to us, but it did remind us of the many benefits walking meetings have to offer. Here are just a few. Physical activity that fits into the day Energized and more alert Different environments ... read more
Written by Deb McClellan, Community Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Ok, it's not often that I get my undies in a bundle. No really, the older I get the less I let the little things bother me. But after I heard Erin Simmons from the American Lung Association speak about the various types of tobacco use that are available to consumers, it made me scratch my head and say "why?". Just to ... read more
Written by Emily Weber, SMU Intern, Live Well Winona In wake of recent incidents within the Winona area, our community could benefit from a simple reminder about staying safe. Although there are many benefits to taking self defense classes and purchasing devices such as pepper spray and whistles, there are much easier and attainable ways to staying safe. The most important thing is to trust ... read more