Happy Monday

​It's a New Year - Time to Renew You!

The start to this brand new year is an opportunity to review your self-care routine
and renew how you care for you. 

Self-care is more than a buzzword - it's a must for overall wellbeing, 
especially with the ongoing stress of the pandemic. 

Now is a great time to bring rest, renewal, and reflection into your life as you consider the best way for you to move toward better health and overall well being in 2022.

We think this month's Wellness Program new campaign called New Year, Renew!
is a great way to start your "renew you" journey. 

New Year, Renew! is designed to refresh your mind and body as you clarify your purpose in the New Year.

The Wellness Webinar series (Mindful Mondays, Healthy U Wednesdays, Health Promotion Thursdays, and Unwind Time Fridays) offers live webinars that will help you relax and restore as you identify personal values, understand burn-out, create healthy habits to renew you, and make S.M.A.R.T resolutions.

And, if you'd like more information on the Wellness Program, join a "Tuesdays at 2" live webinar hosted by our Wellness Coordinator, Brenda Salas. You'll learn about the many valuable resources available to help you start the New Year right!

New Year, Renew! Starts January 17

New Year, Renew! is a 4-week program starting on 1/17 that will help you refresh your mind and body, clarify your purpose, and even strengthen your relationships with strategies in all aspects of well-being: physical, mental, social, and emotional. Personalize your experience by focusing on the New Year, Renew! activities that inspire you. Registration is now open - watch a 2-minute video to learn more on the New Year, Renew! Welcome Page​ where you can also register.

January Mindful Mondays: Renew You!

Monday, 1/10, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Relaxing and Restoring Your Soul
Many of us experience the cold and dark winter months as a time of low mood and low energy. Re-framing winter as a time to reflect on love, kindness, peace, happiness, and gratitude can help us to stay mindful of the many gifts of our lives, regardless of the seasons. Register here

Monday, 1/24, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Taking Care of Yourself
It's time to renew your healthy relationship with yourself! One way to begin is to reflect on activities that nourish your sense of well-being. This Mindful Monday session will take you through an inventory of your personal activities to help you decide which to keep or modify. And, you'll brainstorm about how to spend more time in the activities that support your well-being. Register here

Monday, 1/31, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Identifying Your Personal Values
Amid the seemingly constant stress and activities in our daily lives, it's easy to lose track of what we truly care about. Identifying and working to incorporate personal values into our lives is fulfilling and deepens our sense of purpose. Register here

January "Tuesdays at 2" Wellness Chats

Join Brenda Salas, our Wellness Coordinator, for Tuesday Wellness Chats! In these interactive discussions, you will learn about the wellness resources available to you in 2022. No need to pre-register, just join Brenda in one or more of the following meetings:

Wednesday's Healthy U: "Making Sense Of" Series
Gift of Health 

Wednesday 1/5, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Making Sense of the Power of Taking Time for Yourself
When juggling the different roles in our lives, we can forget the importance of taking self-care. Learn about the benefits of taking time for ourselves and how to incorporate self-care strategies to improve our mental and physical health.
Register here

Wednesday, 1/12, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Making Sense of Your Health Numbers
Self-care includes knowing important health numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels in order to prevent chronic conditions. A health educator will explain what the numbers mean, how to assess your risks, and how to manage your health optimally. Register here​

Wednesday, 1/19, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Making Sense of Your Brain
The brain is the most complex part of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. Learn lifestyle behaviors that promote brain health so that it functions more efficiently. Register here

Wednesday, 1/26, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Making Sense of Burnout
Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped by our daily lives - working, helping others, and taking care of our families or other obligations. Burnout happens because of excessive and prolonged emotional, physical, and mental stress. Without intervention, burnout can lead to many negative physical and emotional consequences. Learn how to prevent and remedy burnout in this webinar. Register here

Thursday's Health Promotion Series: Easy Starts for the New Year


Thursday, 1/6, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Making Resolutions that Stick
Have you made resolutions before that didn't stick? If so, you're not alone - Scranton University found that only 8 percent of people keep their new year's resolutions. There is a secret to helping make resolutions that stick - it's called "S.M.A.R.T." goal setting. Learn the S.M.A.R.T. system and set yourself up for success this year! Register here

Thursday, 1/13, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Healthy Habits to Renew You
Going hand-in-hand with S.M.A.R.T. goal setting is understanding where you are in terms of the Stages of Change. Developed by two researchers in the late 1970's, the Stages of Change continues to predict if successful change will occur by assessing the stage of readiness (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance) of an individual. Find out where you are so that you can be successful with existing and new healthy habits. Register here

Thursday, 1/20, 11:00 am - 11:45am: Healthy Eating Made Easy
Let's be  honest - healthy eating is not always easy! Perhaps it's inconvenient if you're short on time when there's shopping and meal preparation involved. And, it's not always budget-friendly to eat healthy when there's a fast-food dollar menu available. This presentation will provide ideas to overcome obstacles that impact healthy eating. Register here

Thursday, 1/27, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Easy Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity 
With your busy life, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. After a full day of work, running errands, making dinner, and still trying to find time to relax, it can be tough to exercise. Fortunately, there are some helpful tricks and tips you can incorporate into your daily life that can help you stay motivated and active throughout the day – without taking up too much of your valuable time! Register here

Friday's Unwind Time: Cultivating Your​ Meditations

TakeTime to Unwind

Friday, 1/7, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Cultivating a Stable Mind
A stable mind allows you to be grounded yet flexible so that you can choose how to respond in challenging situations. With so much going on, our minds can go a mile a minute. Take time in this guided meditation to invite stability into your life.
Register here

Friday, 1/14, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Cultivating Equanimity
When you cultivate equanimity, you will have mental calmness and an even temper no matter what is happening. This guided meditation will provide the opportunity to experience equanimity. Register here

Friday, 1/21, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Cultivating Acceptance
During this guided meditation, you will build awareness of self and examine patterns of resistance that prevent acceptance. Awareness is the first step to change, however it can be hard when you are in the moment. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button to reflect and refresh. Register here

Friday, 1/28, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Cultivating Joy
During this guided meditation you will reflect on joyful moments and cultivate appreciation and awareness of moments that bring you joy. Call it a "joy break"! Register here

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