January 1 seems months away (actually it’s only about 50 days ago) as we try to remember what our resolutions were. We may seek to lose weight, be more attentive to our families when home, drink more water, live within our budget or maybe get more organized at work. Overcoming the “less healthy” habits seem to trip us up, hindering us from letting go of that old behavior and successfully living out the new healthier habits.
Whatever we had set out to change or improve, the day to day work demands and stressors of life tend to grab our attention and energy. Good intentions fall aside leading to the eventual outcomes most of us encounter…defaulting to the old habits.
Late afternoons at Bethlehem Church in Austin (www.bethlehemfree.org) there is a small group of women busy preparing a meal to serve to those who attend the MidWeek Ministries programming each Wednesday evening September – May.
What makes this a refreshing story? This group of women made an intentional decision a couple years back to provide not just food to those they serve but healthy, attractive and affordable meals!
4th and 5th grade students in the Austin community were given an opportunity to create an image of their personal idea of what TAKE 5 means. This pilot project resulted in 800+ drawings communicating practical ways to TAKE 5!
Mower County is a great place to live a re-purposed lifestyle! Whether you are looking for a piece of furniture to finish off a room, downsizing your closet and want to donate or make extra cash though consignment, our county is rich in businesses and organizations to restyle your life.
Good for Health. Our goal group Healthier Choices focuses on increasing active living, access to healthy foods and supporting ways to live that protect our local environment.
This beautiful piece of art featured on page one is found on the first floor of the new addition at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin campus.
Observing a house being renovated is intriguing. There is something about the process and eventual outcome, the pictures of before and after that inspire, seeing a once neglected house recycled into a home. Re-purposing a house means new function and increased value of the of the property.
Research on health behaviors reinforce that life transitions and difficult experiences are events that create in individuals a unique openness to adopting new behaviors: healthy or not healthy. What behaviors are embraced are often based on what our natural default is, the path of least resistance or what options are offered to us in the midst of the transition or life “renovation”.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn