Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/11_communication_tips_for_a_healthy_workplace/views.htm Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr, MD, FACP, FACR Misunderstandings and communication problems remain one of the most common sources of workplace strife, and interpersonal difficulties are magnified when conflicting work styles coexist in one setting. ... 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.
Blog by Amanda Hardy, from MusicByAmandaGrace.com I guess I don’t know how I should start this blog. I haven’t written in a little while and it seems a little much that a career coach once encouraged that I blog once a week... I need meaningful things to talk about, and my life is rather normal. I found some meaning. I have a story to share... A story that I am now tied to and have my own ... read more
Summary by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona "I am very serious about engaging Minnesotans in a conversation to save childhood. I am looking for champions of childhood. I hope you are with me!" The energy and enthusiasm of Katy Smith, 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and Early Childhood Family Educator, are real. They are also contagious. Katy spoke at the September Women In ... read more
Article written by Kaitlyn O'Connor The Integrated Health and Wellness Center now features a new interactive garden that will be a great place to learn more about native plants, local geology, and sustainability. The project was initiated after the drought of 2012, when the hot, dry summer put stress on the grounds in front of the LEED Gold Certified building. To uphold the high ... read more
Written by Claire Colvin from the powertochange.com website Every day we hear about people making radical career changes. The opportunities exist, but will all these changes make us any happier once we get there? Maybe the question is not “how can I get the job I’ll love?”, but “how can I love the job I have?” Following are four practical steps towards coming to terms with why you do what ... read more
Article by Janet Macon, MS, RD, LD If you won the lottery, would you quit your job? Of course, this is a highly theoretical question for most people. Even so, it provides food for career-assessing thought, even for those of us who are too practical/realistic/cynical to purchase a lottery ticket. As a registered dietitian, I share my love of food, nutrition and physical wellness with my ... read more
Article by Trisha Brown, Education Department at Winona State University, Instructor at Winona Family YMCA Do we look at a cup half-full or half-empty? We only have one life to live; live life to the fullest. The power of a positive attitude and a healthy outlook has an overwhelming effect on the way we view ourselves. I have the opportunity to work with education students at WSU and members ... read more
Article by Mary Cappel, Physical Education Teacher, Jefferson Elementary STEM School As the last weeks of the school year wind down, the warm, sunny days bring out shorts, sandals and the anticipation of summer fun. As an elementary physical education teacher, helping kids stay on task becomes more challenging, but also offers the opportunity to prepare kids for the summer weeks ... read more
Article by Paula Wieczorek, Account Manager with Manpower Whether you are fresh out of college or looking for a career change, the process of looking for a job can be down right scary to some. If you are one of those people that just doesn’t know where to start, I have some tips that just might help make the task a little less frightening. Sell Yourself: The first thing you will want to ... read more
Written by Jamie Heit, Live Well Winona Intern, Saint Mary's University Student Finally, graduation is coming for the class of 2013. We're all feeling anxious and excited as we prepare to leave college and enter the professional workforce. It all seems so surreal. Some of us still aren't sure what we want to do and fear that we'll never figure it out. Others have high aspirations but aren't ... read more