Once again this autumn, Wellness Options at Work encourages you to participate in Fall 4 Walking. This six-week program combines walking, mindfulness and nature in an effort to improve your well-being. Focus on connecting with nature and deepening your skills in mindful movement this fall. Register for the program today!
Mid-August already! Can you believe it?
Harvest of the Month is zucchini! Keep an eye out for zucchini in numerous, tasty items at the University Hospital Four Lakes Cafe with specials at the salad bar, Farm to Table Station and many more!
Happiness – it’s everywhere these days. Books such as Stumbling on Happiness, The Happiness Project, The How of Happiness, Happiness by Design, and The Happiness Hypothesis are lining the windows of book stores, many touting a claim they will enrich your life with more happiness. Entire podcasts, video series and training programs have been developed with the sole focus…how to find, increase, and hold onto happiness. Many of us associate positive thoughts and emotions with the word, others annoyance and frustration, but what does it really mean to you? What is your personal definition of happiness? What does it look like in reality? What steps can you take to manifest your vision for happiness?
Take a moment and bring to mind the last time you woke up from a really deep, delicious and restful sleep. How did you feel? How was your mood and your energy as you moved through your day? How about your ability to focus? Interactions with others? The quality and quantity of your sleep has a direct influence on your ability to focus, your memory, physiology, stress levels, mood, and the list goes on and on. Sleep is a cornerstone to your health and well-being. This month, we will discuss the importance of sleep along with some helpful sleep rituals. We will take a look at nurse fatigue and why good sleep is especially important for nurses and other patient-facing practitioners.