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
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.
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
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
Written by: Deb McClellan, Community Wellness Operations Manager Many of you have heard me say time and time again how much I love my job. It’s usually when we’ve hosted or participated in a successful community engagement event, which often times includes kiddos. Yes, I have a warm place in my heart for those times when I am surrounded by an audience of engaged individuals who are eager to ... read more
Article from Psychology Today, Posted February 13, 2018 The stories we tell ourselves matter. However, so often these tales that are so fundamental to who we are, are based upon just some of the truths from our complex and beautiful lives. When we change the narrative, we open new possibilities for our happiness and effectiveness and well-being. (Read more on the Narratives We ... read more
Written by Deb McClellan, Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Last week I attended an event that was intended to bring awareness and education to the Winona County area. It was the 4th Annual Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Community Collaboration Summit on Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing. Although the agenda included speakers and other networking opportunities, ... read more
Article The Balance by Joanne Fritz If you have ever volunteered, you may have noticed that you felt fantastic afterward. Maybe you saw a little boost in your mood, or that you felt like part of a team. You felt like you made a difference. When we volunteer, we may see real changes as a result of our efforts. We may even witness the effects that our efforts have on others in our community. ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona One of my running girlfriends forwarded me the August Muddy Waters Yoga newsletter a few days ago, which included a 30-day gratitude challenge for the month of August, where you are invited to reflect on three things that you are grateful for each day. This friend always seems to know when I’m in need of an inspirational nugget. That ... read more
Submitted by: Deb McClellan, Live Well Winona Last week the Winona community lost a dear friend and mentor to many. Here at Live Well we are saddened by the passing of Dee Cipov. She was considered to be one of our SUPER STAR Volunteers. Play Streets, Trinona, Mississippi Medley and our Community Challenge, were all events that she would selflessly volunteer her time and energy in support of ... read more
Written by: Deb McClellan - Live Well Winona Operations Manager It was the winter of 2015, the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was planning to take a “staycation” in my new house with my new kitties. Little did I know, the annoying cough and congestion I was experiencing since Halloween really was something more. That staycation was literally spent in a horizontal position, either on ... read more