Join us as we discuss the importance of focusing daily on the positive gifts in your life. This positive psychology habit can also be used to rewire your brain during challenging times.
Join us to hear about our weekly Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community, a free weight-loss education and support group that is part of our Thursday webinars. Downloadable promotional material will be available.
National Healthy Weight Week is dedicated to understanding the importance of getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. Join us as we provide you with ideas and downloadable materials to promote National Healthy Weight Week at your worksite.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Michael Kobernick, senior medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, about the medical and psychological facts associated with cannabis use.
Join us for a discussion on how playing an instrument involves almost every part of your brain, leading to enhanced cognitive function and decreased loss of memory. Evidence suggests picking up an instrument later in life can also boost your brain health — it’s never too late.
Join us for a discussion on self-love, including self-acceptance, self-worth and self-respect. Self-love can create a positive view of yourself, building your emotional resilience and preparing you for challenges.
Join us to discover your potential and purpose, and improve your emotional well-being through art. Shazia Siddiqi, founder of Let’s Art About It, will show how art can be centering and transforming.
Join Dr. Dayna LePlatte, medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, as she discusses the importance of self-care for caregivers and offers tips to avoid burnout to protect your well-being.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Gwendolyn Parker, associate medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, about colorectal cancer risks and the importance of screenings.
We’ll provide a One Week Physical Activity Minutes Challenge your employees can use to track their physical activity minutes as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’ll start the challenge Thursday during the member webinar, so send the link to your employees to register. Downloadable and customizable material will be provided.
Bring a hot drink and snack to fika with Cindy and Marissa. This important Swedish tradition held twice per day is centered around giving yourself a moment to have a break and socialize with others.
Join us as we discuss how self-care has moved from a luxury to a necessity to live a thriving life. You’ll be asked to identify areas of self-care you should be prioritizing.
Join us for a review of our College Student Insurance and Well-Being Checklist. Students can use the checklist to help them understand insurance jargon and remind them how to maintain their well-being while at college.
Join us as we roll out the October Global Participation Challenge celebrating all the countries engaged with Virtual Well-Being in 2022. Each day has an activity that is inspired by a different participating country.
Join us for a discussion on designing a happiness lifestyle. Studies consistently show that happy people have lower blood pressure, less stress, healthier body weights and stronger hearts than their less optimistic neighbors.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and September 10 is designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. Join us for a discussion with Julia Kyle, Blue Cross Director of Behavioral Health, on raising awareness, how to eliminate stigma and #BeThe1To (spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide).
Join us as we discuss how silence throughout the day may stimulate brain growth, relieve tension and lead to a higher sense of well-being. We’ll share examples on how to incorporate silence into your day.
Join us for a discussion on the positive health benefits of plant-based eating and receive an employee plant-based meal challenge for the month of September, along with plant-based recipes.
Join us for a discussion with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C, on all the aspects of maintaining the health of your skin including prevention, detection and the importance of seeing a dermatologist for a checkup.
Join us for a discussion on the importance of physical activity for seniors to increase strength and flexibility to continue enjoying your daily activities.
Join us and receive four mini weekly challenges. Challenges will include spending time in nature, establishing a morning routine, decluttering and improving social connection.
Join Lisa Knowles, DDS, as she discusses oral health and the connection to overall well-being. Dentists can also screen for early symptoms of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Join us to learn the importance of men seeking health care and encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.
Join us as we discuss the multiple studies that show how friendships positively impact our emotional and physical health and may even extend our life.
Join us for a discussion on the many health benefits of growing a garden, including how growing your own fruits, herbs and vegetables can result in better nutrition at meal times.
Multiple studies show the positive benefits of talking to strangers from a brief encounter to having a deep conversation. Join us as we discuss various ways to engage with strangers in our current environment.
Join us to receive the Eat Three Vegetables a Day for 21-Days Challenge with downloadable customizable content you can provide to your employees. In observance of Nutrition Month, commit to eating a minimum of three servings of vegetables a day.
We have a gift of 168 hours per week. Join us as we lead you in a self-reflection exercise to determine if you’re honoring your well-being by using your hours wisely.
Prepare for National Random Acts of Kindness Day by learning how giving and receiving kindness positively impacts your well-being and can make you a more empathetic leader.
Join us for a discussion on trauma and how people may continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Oxford tragedy for months to come. You will learn strategies to focus on your well-being, build resilience and ways to identify warning signs to seek help.
Water in the ocean, rivers, lakes and even baths can make us feel calmer, increase well-being and boost creativity. Blue Mind is the mildly meditative state we fall into when we’re near, in, on or under water. We will talk about the Blue Mind, how water positively affects your mind and body, and how you can incorporate it into your life.
Did you know there are 233 calories in a cup of eggnog? Or that more than 2 billion cards are sent for the holidays in the U.S.? We will host a trivia game during our webinar. Trivia can enhance your memory, improve cognition and help your brain perform under pressure. We will provide you a trivia game handout you can use with your staff.
A new year brings the possibility of a new start. We will review creating vision boards, micro habits and a seasonal bucket list of well-being activities to make the everyday special.
According to CDC, the average person needs 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. This session will give you tips to help you encourage your employees to exercise. You will be provided with a .pdf fillable tracker to share with your employees to track their 300 minutes of physical activity during a two-week period.
We will review the Drop 5 Holiday Scale Freeze that will be kicked off on Thursday, November 18. We’ll provide an informational overview and email template you can send to your employees. The program is public and can be extended to friends and family. Participants will weigh themselves before Thanksgiving and re-weigh themselves after the new year with a goal to maintain their weight throughout the holidays.
The American Psychiatry Association identifies anxiety as the most common behavioral health condition in the United States. Dr. Beecroft joins us to discuss anxiety at work including the anxiety around returning to in-person work.
In 2020, more than 20% of Americans worked as unpaid caregivers for a loved one, according to AARP. Join Dr. Kobernick as he discusses avoiding caregiver burnout and how to support employees who are caregivers.
Join us for a well-being challenge that you can distribute to your team, family and friends. The November Well-Being Challenge will include options to help focus attention, boost happiness and improve overall well-being.
Reflective writing is a way to document your response to experiences, communicate your thoughts and achieve clarity. This workshop will lead you through a short, reflective writing exercise. Come prepared with a piece of paper and something to write with.
Our bodies are governed by our circadian rhythm — a 24-hour cycle of sleeping and waking. We also have one of four chronotypes that dictates when we’re most sleepy and energetic during the day. Join us to discover which chronotype you are and how to boost your energy throughout the whole day.
Learn how creating a culture that embraces laughter spurs creativity, authenticity and psychological safety, allowing people to form connections and perform at their best.
Routines help us stay focused and can improve your physical health. Including rituals into our routine helps ground us and reduce stress. Join us as we talk about the power of routines and rituals in our well-being journey.
Join us as we discuss the science-based benefits of meditation and participate in five short meditations that can improve your well-being. Reminder: Virtual Well-Being offers weekly live meditations that are also stored on demand.
Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions, will join us to discuss depression, suicide prevention and his book “Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss.”
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish practice of creating warmth, connection and well-being. We will review hygge and provide a downloadable Hygge Challenge you can distribute to your employees.
There are many activities that people can do that qualify as an art-making process. Join us as we review the various activities and the connection to feelings they produce.
Join us as we review how people are using virtual reality headsets to watch movies, socialize with others and exercise to live a more thriving life.
Join us to review how decluttering can improve focus, reduce anxiety and help with procrastination. We will provide you with downloadable content you can distribute to your employees.
Join us and receive packet that includes everything you need to launch a successful Healthy Habits Challenge for your employees. This four-week challenge is designed to encourage new healthy habits and help people reach their health and well-being goals.
Learn how plants can improve air quality and your overall well-being. We’ll share the best live plants for your workspace and how to care for them, along with the benefits of bringing nature inside. We’ll also discuss how artificial plants can have the same positive impacts.
Join Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions, as he builds awareness and breaks down stigma around depression. He has been a mental health advocate for over a decade focusing on mental fitness. He is the author of the book "Real Men Do Cry," he co-authored a published study on depression among retired football players, and has received numerous awards for his advocacy.
The concept of workplace culture continues to evolve. As the definition expands to include diversity, inclusion and well-being the opportunity to connect these concepts is becoming more apparent. This webinar explores the link between inclusion and employee well-being and how it effects employees mentally, physically and emotionally.
Learn how leaders need to prioritize mindfulness to address the pressure of their role. Apply mindfulness techniques to control your phone, computer, meetings, and other daily stressors.
Positive psychology focuses on character strengths and behaviors that allow individuals to build a life of meaning and purpose. You will receive a “happiness calendar” you can share with your employees.