Check out our short interview with Public Health Professional Andrea Gierok, M.P.H., CHES Why immunize? Immunizations can save children’s lives and protect the child from diseases, as well they can save families time and money by keeping them healthy. We are able to eliminate certain diseases due to Immunizations. What is the importance of herd immunity? A lot of vaccine ... 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.
March 8th recognizes International Women’s Day! Today we would like to recognize a women leader in Winona. Fatima Said is the executive director of Project FINE. She is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her life to building up the community. Not only is she a strong leader, but she is also a refugee from Bosnia & Herzegovina. Continue reading to hear Fatima’s story. What do you want our ... 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
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 Judith Orloff, PsychologyToday.com Research has documented that we can catch each other’s emotions, a phenomenon known as “emotional contagion,” even at work. One employee’s anxiety and panic can spread like a virus through an entire office, lowering morale and productivity. Happiness can also build in a workplace (known as “positive emotional contagion”), which results in improved ... read more
https://www.thespruce.com Volunteer Etiquette Guidelines BY DEBBY MAYNE Updated 04/12/18 Whether you're just starting out or you've been volunteering for years, take stock of what you're doing. Here are some things you need to do if you want to do the best job: Volunteer with a good attitude. You've committed yourself to something that you're passionate about, so put a smile on your ... read more
Are YOU a guy who cooks on a regular basis? A man who is at home in the kitchen, and enjoys creating culinary delights for yourself, your family and friends? Fantastic!!! You are in the majority! And that also means... National Men Make Dinner Day is NOT for you! But.... if you are a guy who is completely lost in the kitchen, and thinks a chafing dish sounds like something painful, this ... read more
Article from SharpHeels.com The pressure is on with planning for 2016 – not to mention the 2015 holidays, plus everyday family, work, and personal life concerns. It can be overwhelming! So often we get swallowed whole by the holiday season, and it becomes high-stress and burdensome. Yet with shifts in expectations and re-evaluating the way we get things done, we can thrive instead of just ... read more
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