Heather is reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Description: A book that has the potential to change medicine – and lives. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. Deb is reading The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Description: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of ... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
By Arnie Johnston & Deborah Ann Percy, The MemoryCare Plays Anthology, A one act play about memory loss. Through 12 short scenes, the play takes you on a one-year journey with Tim and Amanda in their car, bearing witness to the early progression of dementia. This event, includes the performance and facilitated discussion to help you learn more and increase awareness, as well as provide ... read more
October 22, 2018 By: Courtney Ackerman Positive Psychology Program You’ve heard it said before—probably many times—that it’s important to live in the present moment. You also might have heard similar pieces of advice like: “Don’t get caught up in thinking about the past or the future—live in the now!” “Be present in your own life.” “All you have is this moment. Don’t let it slip ... read more
Artlice from Sleepbetter.org Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person’s metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep. But the truth is we know very little about how well these sensors and machines work — let alone whether they ... read more
AUGUST 22, 2017 |BY SUSIE MOORE https://greatist.com/live/bad-mood-ways-to-get-out-of-a-funk I woke up the other morning in a bad mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my social media yet, so I hadn't activated any angsty comparison triggers. I just opened my eyes that morning, and had a sense of foreboding. I simply felt ... read more
Sportsmanship: A Deeper Understanding and Its Importance Beyond Sports Article written by Sean Dailey http://www.decaturparks.com/sportsmanship-a-deeper-understanding.php I recently asked the kids involved in DPR’s Youth Sports and Fitness class to define sportsmanship. As you would expect, I received a myriad of answers. One of the younger children defined it as “shaking hands at the end of ... read more
Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the United States. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affect people, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease. People with dementia need to be understood and supported in their ... read more
Written by Karen Reed, PositiveHealthWellness.com “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ” — John C. Maxwell Rituals make you who you are. The morning ritual is rediscovering productivity at the start of the day. You need not wake at the crack of dawn to have a productive start to your day. Instead, ... read more
Written by Alison Knauss and Autumn Herr, Winona State University Students The changing seasons affect many of us, especially during the bitter cold Minnesota winters. According to Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that relates to changing seasons. Symptoms begin in the fall and continue into the winter months, making you feel moody and draining your ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director, Live Well Winona Frustrations. We all experience them. Some frustrations impact us in bigger ways than others, but the most important thing about frustrations is our reaction to them. In many cases frustrations lead us to make assumptions about the person or situation causing the frustration. These assumptions evoke different emotions in us, which can lead ... read more