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
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.
By: Deb McClellan, Live Well Winona Operations Manager Have you ever thought much about your birth month? Well let me tell you, having it in December is interesting to say the least. My birthday is early in the month, but it's still surrounded by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hanukkah, Christmas, AND New Year's. (“My” celebration pales against those.) This year’s birthday is a little ... read more
Written by Jocelyn Kelley, www.huffingtonpost.com What do children know that adults seem to have forgotten? Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here’s what we can learn from our younger selves to bring more clarity and joy into ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona I had the privilege of hanging out with a four-year-old over the weekend. While it was somewhat exhausting, it was also a lot of fun. Children that age are playful and inquisitive. This particular four-year-old listened (for the most part!) and was willing to try almost anything I suggested (whether it was food or a new activity) when ... 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
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
Article written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona I had the privilege of participating in Declare it Day for the first time this year. This is a national movement lead by a group called Fellow Flowers. Luckily for Winona, we have several Fellow Flowers members right here in town that took it upon themselves to host a local celebration of Declare It Day for the second year in a ... read more
Written by: Jennifer Hackbarth RD, LD, Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian Children love to be involved in activities with adults, so why not let them join in preparing family meals? Learning to cook is a valuable experience that can introduce nutrition and healthy eating habits early on; not to mention helping to create memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, child yourself or just a ... read more
http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/talking-about-it/index.html Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, ... read more
Gabriel Manrique, Winona Daily News, May 15, 2015 I try to imagine what I would like to do on my 80th birthday party, if I should even live that long. And I have concluded that I would be happy if I could have a party like my mother-in-law recently had. You see, the lady loves to dance. As she approached 80, she still went ballroom dancing many evenings during the week. So when her ... read more