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@example.com. 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
Notes from Michelle Urbick's presentation at the August 2015 Women In Business luncheon. Michelle is the founder of Rosy Blu and Hello Blu Studio. Ways to make space in your day Ask Yourself Habit or intention? Notice the things in your life that aren't intentional. What would you like to make space in your life FOR? What would you like to make space in your life FROM? Making Space Plan your day ... read more
William Brennan, Associate Editor, The Atlantic, April 2015 Issue “It relaxes me,” a blogger named Virginie told Le Parisien last May. “I don’t think of anything and, before long, my mind is clear.”“My breathing becomes calmer,” another woman explained to L’Express in June. “My brain disconnects from stress and from noise.” “I cut myself off from the world,” said a schoolteacher, in August. “I ... read more
By Beverly West, Monster Contributing Writer http://career-advice.monster.com/in-the-office/work-life-balance/ten-tips-for-staying-happy-at-work/article.aspx If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for ... read more
Article by Aaron Lindholm, Pastor at Compass Church. Leadership is influence - Nothing more, nothing less! At least that is John Maxwell’s position and thesis for the book “Developing the Leader within you”. I first read this book 15 years ago and have recently re-read it in an effort to strengthen my leadership and to continue to grow as a leader. I believe that the information in this book ... 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
Rodney Brooks, USA TODAY 5:57 p.m. EDT July 1, 2014 Women live longer than men, on average. And that's mostly a blessing. But, as with a lot of things, it could be somewhat problematic in retirement. Here's why. The fact is, women face a unique set of issues that may require a somewhat different approach to financial planning. "The average life span for women is 8% longer than for a ... read more
Article written by: Chris Dembiec, Business Development/Team Lead, Express Employment Professionals In 1999 a mediocre box office film, Office Space, hit the scene poking fun of the day to day life of an office professional. As time went on, this movie created a cult following (via DVD rentals and streaming) appealing to anyone who has a job. One could probably relate to at least one of the ... read more
Source: by Jodie Schneider, http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/exercise-at-work/10-office-exercises-you-can-do-secretly.htm#page=0 You absolutely love your job! It's interesting, rewarding and challenging. It also might be hazardous to your health. Office spaces are set up to require little movement, making it easy to gain weight. Before you know it, you've added 50 ... read more