By Anita Bissinger, LICSW, Mayo Clinic Health System
“Whatdya get for Christmas?”
Remember bragging or pouting when you came back to school after the New Year? Perhaps you could name every part of the G.I. Joe or Barbie collection. Now think back to last Christmas. Could you answer the same question? What did you get Aunt Maisie? Would she remember? She likely would remember the time spent together, even watching the latest generation of children play with their new toys. But her greatest joy was the time together.
You're invited to a Workshop for Farm Families, Agribusiness Leaders, Clergy and Health Care Professionals Dealing with Farm Stress and Mental Well-being.
Resilience is your ability to bounce through the opportunities and challenges presented in your personal life, career and relationships. Your resilience directly affects your productivity, focus, energy and satisfaction. It is both an innate and learned skill that can make a difference in your ability to contribute to this world. Australian consultant Dennis Hoiberg provides real life, common sense approaches to dealing with hardship and building resilience in the face of adversity.
Offered through Riverland Community College and Minnesota Farm Bureau, this workshop has been described as a game changer by participants who have attended over the last five years.
SMART Transit Announces Shuttle Service between Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota
SMART Transit, a division of Cedar Valley Services, Inc, in partnership with: - The city of Albert Lea, MN - Freeborn County, MN - The city of Austin, MN - Mower County, MN - Mayo Clinic Health System - Riverland Community College
Is pleased to announce the addition of a shuttle bus to provide round trip service between Mayo Clinic Health System campuses in the city of Albert Lea, MN and the city of Austin, MN.
Lori Espe works as a case manager at the Austin Salvation Army where she’s been for 19 years. A lifelong Austin resident, Lori found her calling to help people and has completed training in case management work through the Salvation Army. Take a few minutes to get to know Lori.
For the past four years, The Salvation Army in Austin has offered an innovative family mentoring program called Pathway of Hope.
Pathway of Hope is for families who want to escape poverty. A case manager works with these families to make positive changes in their lives by assisting them in setting goals and creating plans of action. Most are single-parent households.
The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family and — let’s be honest — enjoy all of your favorite holiday foods! But for someone who is trying to avoid weight gain, the worry over added holiday calories can cause a lot of unnecessary stress.
Recent research indicates that we gain an average of 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. Unfortunately, we tend to hang on to that one pound and pick up another, and another. So where do we go wrong? Those added calories come from constant nibbling/grazing instead of taking one plate, big portion sizes, high calorie recipes, and inactivity.
By Jane Knutson, Mower County Public Health Planner/Educator Lead
The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) of Mower County works to create good health throughout Mower County by increasing opportunities for healthy eating, active living and tobacco-free living. SHIP provides tools necessary to assist the local community in identifying where health inequities are taking place and then helps to address them.
Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but as I think about giving thanks and celebrating the holidays, it truly is “the little things” for which I’m most thankful … a sincere compliment, a hand-written Thank You note, a “free hug” coupon from my kid. The material things mean less as the years fly by.
Budgeting our time and money goes back to ancient times. Even the Bible references, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:21).” Where is your treasure? Is it with the people around you or is it with your possessions? Of course we all have those things that mean a lot to us (perhaps your worn Vikings blanket?!), but they are likely connected to a memory with someone special.
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