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
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.
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
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