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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Online Shopping: Increasing Access and Well-Being

This April we’ve been writing about stress, in particular how communities can take simple steps to be more resilient in the face of stress.  One way to tamp down stress is to remove barriers that make it time-consuming, expensive or burdensome to do the things that keep us healthy and well.   Take the new-ish…

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Guest Blog: Making Small Changes for Stress-Free Nutrition

by Jasmine Ditter, Dietetic Intern, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay When it comes to improving our health, we often think that it only comes by sticking to a strict program or making huge lifestyle changes. This mentality can make eating stressful and put a strain on our relationship with food. In our mind, we…

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Stress

Don’t Stress About 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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