A huge thank you to Kari Li and all the amazing work she did this summer! As the 2016 Community Engagement Intern for Mayo Clinic Health Systems at the Austin campus, Kari represented the Mower Refreshed framework: engage, equip, empower spectacularly!
We want it now. It doesn’t seem to matter if “it” is food, money, or a solution to a problem, we wanted it yesterday. Since we didn’t get it as fast as we wanted it, we react to get “it” asap.
Farmers in our county know that’s just not how it works when it comes to harvesting crops. The small seeds planted in early spring take time, some longer than others, to be ready for harvest in the fall.
What’s so magical about meal time? In our fast paced society, we don’t get much time to spend with family. That is why family dinners are a great way to connect and find out what is going on with each other. According to an article from the Washington Post, “Kids who eat dinner with their parents experience less stress and have a better relationship with them.”
The Science Fair Mentoring Project is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors to help our Austin youth participate in the 2017 STEAM Expo (science fair). Founded in 2014, the Science Fair Mentoring Project works to address education, socioeconomic, and language barriers that prevent students from participating in the STEAM Expo. To date, this program has helped 118 difference Austin students participate in the STEAM Expo, 19 of those students participated for 2 years.
Okay, so the cold weather is here…I often hear from patients that they tend to gain and lose weight in cycles. They gain weight in winter but then see weight loss in the summer. With weight loss as the most common New Year’s resolution, it can be easy to dread cooking and dread eating because it means we have to make choices, or we regret our choices. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
The 2017 STEAM Expo (science fair) will be on February 24, 2017 at IJ Holton Intermediate School. While it is still months away, it is not too early to start talking with your 3rd or 4th grade students about participating. It takes time to select and complete a project for this event. Here are a few reasons why the STEAM Expo Is Important:
• Encourages students to be curious, ask their own questions, and seek the answer themselves.
• Allows students to engage in science in a hands-on manner.
Life plays out in every twenty four hour period specific situations, circumstances, or interactions that impact us, impact our wellbeing. While some of what we are impacted by (directly or indirectly) each day is beyond our control, we always hold the power to determine how we respond and react.
For some, the profession they are in experiences high stress and even trauma due to the nature of work (police officers, emergency room staff, etc). Even in less intense professions we all need to learn how to respond to difficult or frustrating circumstances in ways that foster wellbeing. It’s essential for sustainability – to avoid burn out.
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