Posts by Wello

It’s Frogger Time!

On Tuesday, May 28th a man was going for a jog and as he ran through the crosswalk at Broadway and Cass in De Pere, traffic stopped for him to run across. His response? “That’s never happened.” Shortly after that, a grandmother and her granddaughter stopped at the same intersection to walk their bikes across…

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Well on Wheels

Well on Wheels Community Story Well On Wheels is a joint project between Wello and WE BIKE, etc. to explore the ties between well-being efforts in Green Bay and those blossoming across the country.  As our friends Tracy and Peter Flucke tackle a 5-month, 7000 mile cross-country tandem bike ride, Wello is following their progress,…

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Self-Care or Community Care?

Self-care, the act of carving time out for health, relaxation, friend and family time, is indisputably essential for overall well-being.  Yet self-care requires a few things to be an effective strategy. First, an individual must have “extra” time, live in an environment in which self-care is possible, and have the resources (physical, mental and/or economic)…

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Wello Win at Preble: The Ripple Effect

Yesterday, in the midst of teaching mindfulness to 900 Preble students as part of the high school’s first-ever Wellness Fair, I had an “aha” moment: It’s really, REALLY hard to teach mindfulness to a gym full of high school students.   You may think I am joking, but I am actually quite serious.  Students in our…

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Don’t Stress About Stress

Stress

Stress is the body’s reaction to challenge.  At its core, stress is a physical phenomenon but due to our big, human thinking brains, stress can also come with emotional consequences.  For example, I get weepy when I am stressed. My husband gets cranky. This month, Wello is continuing our exploration of the four domains of…

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Titletown Winter Games

Titletown Winter Games

Friluftsliv is a Norwegian word that translates to “free air life” and represents a deeply held Scandinavian belief in the fundamental healing power of nature.  And this month, Green Bay leaned in BIG on the friluftsliv scene! On February 16 and 17th,  instead of the usual tubing and ice-skating, visitors to Titletown had a chance…

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Winter, Well-Being and Wheels

Frenzy on the Fox 2019

As yet another round of snow falls on Green Bay, and my kids sleep deep into the early afternoon of their fourthsnow day of the year, there’s a hint of “stir-crazy” driving my fingers as they type.  This is because I hate being cold, and I dread shoveling snow, and as much as I believe…

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