Written by Kenedy Beebe, WSU Public Health Senior Mental illness is something that affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Mental illness can be debilitating for those living with it so it is important to find healthy coping methods. In recent studies conducted by the Journal of Applied School Psychology and the International Journal of Yoga there ... 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.
30 Things I've Done To Simplify My Life Written by by Tyson Popplestone on www.mindbodygreen.com Up until a year ago, I was always looking to squeeze more and more into my days because I thought that was the only way to be productive. Just do more. But somewhere in my attempts to do more, I lost touch with the things I valued most. Now I'm experimenting with a simpler way of living—one ... read more
Shared from the Rosy Blu blog post by Michelle Urbick I love summer. I live in Minnesota, where the seasons change drastically from one to the next…and summer is the one where I come alive. The sun comes out, the air gets warm, and when everything around you is blooming, vibrant and lush, it’s easy for that energy to rub off on you. I’ve written a lot of posts celebrating summer over the ... read more
Article from SharpHeels.com Vikings, fairytales, Legos, bacon, beer, cheese, and a myriad other wonderful things come from Denmark, but have you heard of the newest import? It’s hygge (hoo-guh). Hygge has no exact translation. Although experts equate it with a sense of well-being and coziness, it is so much more. Hygge is a lifestyle approach, kind of like feng shui. Unlike feng shui, ... read more
Article from SharpHeels.com The pressure is on with planning for 2016 – not to mention the 2015 holidays, plus everyday family, work, and personal life concerns. It can be overwhelming! So often we get swallowed whole by the holiday season, and it becomes high-stress and burdensome. Yet with shifts in expectations and re-evaluating the way we get things done, we can thrive instead of just ... 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
Article by Live Well Winona Intern: Sam Schierman Balance is an import concept to use throughout many different aspects of one's daily activities. Balancing your diet, your work and social life, your sleep schedule, I could go one forever. While balance is important, sometimes we are too focused on physical, occupational, or social balance that we've neglected our spiritual health. Here are ... read more
Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D., Author of The Social Self https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-social-self/201012/giving-really-is-better-receiving December 25, 2010 During the holiday season, one custom that is shared across many religious and cultural traditions ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa is the act of giving to others. For instance, we often hear the phrase that ... read more
Dream Sessions: A tool for our journey toward our purpose Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona Imagine your world filled with possibility and purpose. Earlier this year I joined a dream session cohort, hosted by Chris Dembiec of Express Employment Professionals. This was a six week session that involved a weekly group meeting to reflect on our dreams and goals, work toward ... read more
Written by: Grace Smith, WSU student With hundreds of different religions and schools of thought regarding spirituality, it is easy to point out how these numerous denominations greatly differ rather than focusing on the similarities that these spiritual teachings have. Since our culture tends to get caught up in pointing fingers and judging others especially when it comes to matters of ... read more