Posts by Wello

Are We Growing Lifelong Learning for All?

This month our well-being focus is life-long learning.  Research suggests that simply developing a new interest or picking up a new hobby or skill as an adult – or continuing to hone and nurture an existing passion – pays dividends in length and quality of life. But the benefits of adult continued learning are not…

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Be There *AND* Be Square

Question for you.  What have you done in public this month? While it might sound silly, it’s an important question.  As Greater Green Bay’s well-being network, Wello wants people to know how powerful it can be for your own, and others’, well-being to participate in public life of the community.  And by public we don’t…

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You Voice, Our Well-Being

We have been anxiously awaiting summer’s arrival. Yes, the warmer temps, community events and an abundance of outdoor activity top our list, but also because we our launching Wello’s Community Well-Being Survey!  Maybe the word “survey” doesn’t make you want to throw a block party, but after over a year of careful research, planning, and…

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Well on Wheels: A Special Thanks to Peter and Tracy

We’ve got a plan!   This past week, Green Bay made history when the Safe Walk & Bike Plan was approved by the Green Bay Board of Education and the Green Bay Common Council without a single dissenting vote.  The plan actively identifies ways to help adults and kids of all ability levels make walking and…

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GB Parks Rx

GB Parks Rx Community Story GB Parks Rx is a local, clinically based collaborative effort between the City of Green Bay, Prevea Health, Wello and the Wisconsin Beverage Association helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles through increased connections to parks and recreation. Participants in the program fill out activity logs to document their activity…

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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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