Employer Webinars

Events
Two Studies to Wake You Up to the Benefits of Sleeping

Join us as Cindy and Marissa review new studies on how the lack of sleep may cancel out cognitive benefits from exercise and how sleep resets your brain’s way of processing information. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Meijer Dietitians Guide Cindy and Marissa’s $15 Healthy Dinner Challenge

Healthy meals can be delicious and inexpensive. Cindy and Marissa each had $15 to shop with Meijer dietitians Beth Eggleston and Jodie Vander Meer and use those ingredients to cook a healthy dinner for four. Join them as they talk about their shopping experience and reveal their meals. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Fika with Cindy and Marissa

Come fika with us live. Bring your coffee or tea and a sweet treat for an official fika break with Cindy and Marissa. This Swedish concept is used for socialization and relaxation with friends, family and co-workers. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Walk Barefoot or Hug a Tree for Grounding (Earthing)

Grounding – or earthing – is when your skin touches the earth (sand, soil, bodies of water, trees, etc.) as part of a mindfulness practice. Join Cindy and Marissa as they explain this practice and possible benefits. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Desk Exercises to Survive the Workday

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review their top desk exercises to stay energized throughout the workday. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

14-Day Gratitude Challenge

Join and receive the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge that you can share with your employees as part of your well-being program.

Draw Your Day Journaling

Bring a piece of paper or your journal and something to draw with and learn how to draw your day as a journaling practice. No artistic ability needed. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

How to Create a “Bubble of Love”

Join Cindy and Marissa as they explain what a “bubble of love” is and how you can create this protective space for yourself and your well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Build an Intentional Joy List Workshop

Bring a piece of paper and something to write with so you can build an intentional joy list that will support your emotional well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Okinawan Practice of Sitting on the Floor

Studies correlate the ability to sit and rise from the floor without help with a longer life expectancy. Okinawans – who have a higher-than-average number of centenarians – are known for the practice sitting on the floor when eating, visiting, reading and relaxing. Join Cindy and Marissa as they discuss this practice for better posture, flexibility, muscle strength and possible longevity. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Do Something Challenging and Change Your Brain

Completing a physical or mental challenge can change your brain. Cindy and Marissa will guide you through the science and motivate you to select a personal challenge goal. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

7-Day Stress Less Challenge

Join and receive the 7-Day Stress Less Challenge that you can share with your employees as part of your well-being program.

The Connection Between Oral and Overall Health with Kristi Thomas, DDS, MPH, FICD

Kristi Thomas, DDS, MPH, FICD, joins Cindy and Marissa to discuss the connection between oral and overall health, the importance of developing a strong relationship with your dental home and the physical and financial value of dental checkups. Bring your questions. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Make a New Start with Morning Affirmations

Bring some paper and a pen and join Cindy and Marissa as they guide you in developing your morning affirmations to rewire your brain for the day. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Mobility Exercises with Physical Therapist Kai Nimtz

Learn the health benefits of mobility training as Physical Therapist Kai Nimtz demonstrates various mobility exercises for healthy aging. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Springtime Allergies and How to Cope with Dr. Aaron Kobernick

Dr. Aaron Kobernick will join Cindy and Marissa for a discussion on springtime allergies and how to cope with the symptoms. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

3 Servings of Vegetables a Day for 7 Days Challenge

Join Cindy and Marissa for a downloadable and customizable nutrition challenge you can launch at your worksite encouraging your employees to eat three servings of vegetables a day for a week. We’re providing this challenge because globally vegetable consumption is low and ranges between only one to two servings per day. It's well known that a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Kakeibo – A Japanese Financial Philosophy

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review Kakeibo, a Japanese financial philosophy focusing on mindful budgeting. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Finding Your Sense of Purpose

Finding your sense of purpose and meaning in life leads to a higher overall well-being and can serve as a guide to help you obtain your life goals. Start this important work during this show. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Why You Should Prioritize Freedom and Hobbies to Recover from Work

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review new research on the importance of finding a hobby and how that provides you the freedom to explore without worrying about perfection. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Asahi - A Finnish Mind-Body Health Practice with Margaret Vainio and Jill Bevins

Margaret Vainio, Asahi Nordic head trainer from Finland, and Jill Bevins, Asahi Nordic instructor, will join Cindy and Marissa for a discussion and demonstration on this Finnish mind-body health practice. Asahi was designed to meet the modern medical recommendations for healthy physical activity for all ages of people in all states of health. The movements are done slowly in a state of awareness. No background music is used. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

The Power of Movement in Nature with Dr. Sundermann

Dr. Melissa Sundermann, DO, will join Cindy and Marissa to discuss the potential benefits of movement in nature with respect to physical health, mental health and well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Gut Microbes and Overall Health with Dr. Chandrasekhar

Join us as Dr. Chandrasekhar discusses how gut microbiome affects the digestion of food, the immune system and other processes within the body. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Designing a Pollinator Garden for Your Well-Being

Join Cindy and Marissa for tips on how to plant a pollinator garden to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other critters that aid in the pollination of food and flowers and boost your well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

The Value and Importance of Menopause Support

Supporting employees’ well-being also includes helping those experiencing the various stages of menopause. Dr. Kathleen Green from Maven will join Cindy and Marissa to discuss how you can support your employees. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Design Your 2024 Well-Being Roadmap

Bring a piece of paper and a pen and join Cindy and Marissa to design your personal 2024 well-being roadmap. They’ll review the components of well-being and provide you time to set your personal goals for 2024. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Heart-Shaped Origami Gratitude Note Workshop

Join us to make a heart-shaped origami gratitude note you can use as a gift tag or give to someone to express your appreciation. Bring a letter-sized or square piece of decorative paper — wrapping paper works well — scissors and something to write with. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Dr. Ferguson’s Advice for Seniors to Plan for a Physically and Mentally Healthy Winter

Join to hear Dr. Ferguson’s advice on how seniors can plan and prepare for a healthy winter to support physical and mental well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Developing a Swedish Death Cleaning Lifestyle

Join us to learn about Swedish death cleaning. This is a well-known concept in Swedish and Scandinavian culture where you remove unnecessary items from your home so your family will not be burdened with the task after you pass. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

One-Week Holiday Challenge

Join us to receive a one-week holiday challenge you can use at your worksite during the holiday season. Each day of the challenge participants will be asked to engage in a well-being activity.

How to Develop a Positive Mindset Towards Physical Activity

Join us to learn how to develop a positive mindset towards physical activity, which research says may positively affect your other health habits. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Don’t Have FOMO! Attend the Wednesday Virtual Well-Being Meditations

Join us to find out why so many people are attending the weekly Virtual Well-Being meditations. Marissa will review the various types of meditations and discuss how she develops and tailors them. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Building Healthy Pizzas from the Crust Up

Join us as we explain how to build pizzas using healthier toppings and ingredients. This webinar will be led by Katie Tymkew, registered dietitian at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Recipes will be available to download. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Reflective Writing Workshop with Catherine

Join Catherine Passmore as she leads a reflective writing workshop. Reflective writing uses a painting, poem, quote, memory or object to evoke an emotion and then writing to explore your response. This is a workshop for everyone — not just writers. Come with a piece of paper and something to write with. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Name Your Emotions to Strengthen Your Brain’s Resiliency

Join us to learn how naming your emotions can strengthen the neural networks between your thoughts and feelings, leading to resiliency. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Julia Kyle Explains the Types of Grief and How to Cope

Join us as Julia Kyle, director of Behavioral Health Strategy and Planning at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, explains the different types of grief and strategies to cope with it. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Join Cindy and Marissa at Happy Hooves Equine where the founder Crystal Birchmeier-Diehl and Adam Diehl show how they partner with horses to promote connection and belonging to improve well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Using the Power of Radical Acceptance

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn what radical acceptance is and how you can use it to let go of what you can’t or choose not to change in your life. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Clear the Clutter, Clear the Mind

Join Cindy and Marissa for a discussion on various types of clutter (physical environment, digital, emotional and spiritual) and its cumulative effect on our well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Suicide Awareness with Eric Hipple

Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple joins us to promote World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, to discuss suicide ideation, prevention and stigma. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Well-Being Speed Round

Join Cindy and Marissa as they answer the most asked questions chatted in by participants so far this year. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

The Power of Napping

Join Cindy and Marissa as they talk about how power naps can improve your memory, job performance, make you more alert and ease stress. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

The Many Benefits Behind Talking Out Loud to Yourself

Join Cindy and Marissa as they discuss the science behind why talking to yourself out loud can motivate you, help you focus, combat self-criticism and process stress. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Learn to Make a Conscious Choice to Respond Not React

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn the difference between responding and reacting to difficult situations. Leaders can use the skill of responding to have more productive conversations with team members. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Use the Dutch Concept Niksen to Address Employee Stress and Burnout

Join Cindy and Marissa for a discussion on how employers are using Niksen, the Dutch art of doing nothing, to help employees reduce stress and improve creativity. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

The Importance of Friendships to Your Overall Well-Being

Join us as we discuss the benefits of celebrating and nurturing friendships in preparation for International Friendship Day, July 30. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

“Hike” the World’s Popular Trails Challenge

Choose one of the world’s most popular trails and walk, bike, run or roll to complete this hiking challenge. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Dr. Teronto Robinson Discusses Physical Activity for Seniors

Dr. Teronto Robinson joins us for a discussion on the importance of safely and intentionally incorporating daily physical activity into seniors’ lives. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

How to Avoid Procrastinating When It Comes to Your Healthy Habits

Join us to learn the six different types of procrastinators and identify how you can avoid procrastinating to accomplish your healthy habits. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Celebrate Your Age

Growing older is a gift you should celebrate. A positive self-perception of aging may lead to healthy behaviors and higher well-being. Join us as we discuss why you should celebrate your age and hear from people ages 65 to 100 on what they’ve learned about happiness, longevity and the wisdom they would share with others. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Two Women in Kayaks Go Fishing for Well-Being

Join Cindy and Marissa in kayaks as they demonstrate how you can use fishing to improve your mood and overall well-being. Bonus, your catch may improve your heart health. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Dr. Jennifer Wulff Speaks on Falls Safety and Prevention

Join us to learn how to prevent tripping hazards and falls. We will also demonstrate exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to help improve your balance. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Learn to Ruck for Men’s Health Month

Rucking has military origins and has expanded to the civilian population using weighted backpacks to improve strength and cardiovascular health. Chris Barr will join us to give an overview and demonstrate various rucking exercises. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Eric Hipple Speaks on Moving from Conditional to Unconditional Self-Acceptance

Join us as Eric Hipple discusses how moving from conditional self-acceptance to unconditional self-acceptance can lead to improved motivation resulting in enhanced mental health and well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

The Diabetes Plate Method Explained by a Registered Dietician

Join us for a discussion with Katie Tymkew, registered dietician, as she reviews the Diabetes Plate Method. This method helps manage diabetes and pre-diabetes by providing a properly balanced diet using portions that are separated based on food types placed on the plate. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Dr. Himabindu Chandraskhar Discusses Pelvic Floor Health for Men and Women

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Himabindu Chandraskhar on ways to keep the pelvic floor healthy and signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Birding and the Brain

Join us to learn why listening to and watching birds may improve your brain health and well-being. Researchers have found that watching birds at a bird feeder for 10 minutes can boost your mood. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Brrr! Take a Cold Plunge with Cindy and Marissa

Join us as we discuss the ancient practice of cold plunging and its benefits to your physical and mental well-being. Cindy and Marissa will demonstrate a cold plunge in a northern Michigan lake. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Popular Functional Training Moves Demonstration

Join Cindy and Marissa for a demonstration of popular functional training moves that improve strength, balance, flexibility and the ability to perform daily activities safely. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Seven Tips for a Successful Garden

Gardening has been proven to decrease stress and improve overall well-being. Leverage these benefits through a worksite garden, home garden or volunteering at a community garden. Join us to learn Cindy and Marissa’s seven tips for growing a successful garden. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

Join us as we discuss how estate planning, wills and trusts is part of financial well-being and can positively impact your emotional well-being. A version of this webinar for your employees can be found on the member landing page.

Integrating Inclusion and Diversity with Your Well-Being Program

Join us as we discuss various ways employers are integrating inclusion and diversity into well-being programs.

One Week Physical Activity Minutes Challenge

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.

Dr. Gwendolyn Parker Discusses Colorectal Cancer

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.

Dr. Dayna LePlatte Discusses Caregiver Self-care Tips to Avoid Burnout

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.

Personalize Your Sleep Hygiene

Join us as we review what current research says you should consider when personalizing your sleep hygiene routine.

The Art and Well-Being Connection with Shazia Siddiqi

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.

Walking together through tragedy: a conversation with behavioral health experts

During this interactive session, we will discuss recent tragic events and how to effectively manage your journey through trauma.

Valentine’s Day Self-love

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.

Playing an Instrument is a Full Brain Workout

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.

Hygge 2023

Hygge is a Scandinavian concept that includes feelings of well-being and contentment. Join us as we discuss how to create a hygge atmosphere in your home or office.

Dr. Michael Kobernick Discusses Medical and Psychological Facts Associated with Cannabis Use

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.

National Healthy Weight Week Promotion

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.

Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community Promotion

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.

Appreciating Your Life Journey

Join us for a discussion on appreciating your life journey and acknowledging how past events and decisions formed who you are today.

Hunt for the Positive Things in Your Life

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.

Developing Healthy Money Habits for Financial Freedom

Join us to learn how to develop healthy money habits to improve your financial well-being as you move toward financial freedom.

Conquering Family Stress During the Holidays

Join us to learn several techniques to conquer the inevitable stress during the holidays.

Leveraging Mindfulness for Upcoming Performance Reviews

Join us to learn how to leverage different mindfulness techniques to get through difficult conversations.

Brain Health for Seniors

Join Dr. Dayna LePlatte as she discusses the research behind brain health for seniors including completing puzzles, playing games and the benefits of learning something new.

Come Fika with Cindy and Marissa

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.

Create Charcuterie Boards for the Holidays

Join Marissa and her daughter Kate for a demonstration on how to create various charcuterie boards for the holidays.

Prioritizing Your Self-Care

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.

College Student Insurance and Well-Being Checklist

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join us for a discussion on breast cancer awareness with Mary Mehi, R.N.

October Global Participation Challenge

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.

Designing a Happiness Lifestyle

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.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath

Join us to experience a sound bath using a Tibetan singing bowl, which has been found to have beneficial effects linked with mood, tension and well-being.

World Suicide Prevention Day #BeThe1To

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).

Fiber and Gut Health

Join us for a discussion on why you should prioritize gut health and how it affects your overall well-being, including energy production, immunity and mood.

How Silence Can Improve Your Well-Being

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.

September Plant-based Meal Challenge

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.

Skin Care Health with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C

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.

The Importance of Physical Activity for Seniors

Join us for a discussion on the importance of physical activity for seniors to increase strength and flexibility to continue enjoying your daily activities.

Dr. Jennifer Wulff Speaks on Fall Prevention for Seniors and Other Adults

Join us for a discussion on how to identify falls risk, improve balance and reduce chances of a fall.

Navigating the Menopause Journey

Dr. Himabindu Chandrasekhar joins us for a discussion on the signs and symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and post menopause, and tips on how to manage the journey.

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Bladder Control for Seniors

Join us for a physician-led discussion on bladder control for seniors and the importance of discussing your concerns with your physician.

Foods that Boost Brain Health

Join us for a discussion on what foods are linked in studies to improve brain health and function.

Four Mini Well-Being Challenges

Join us and receive four mini weekly challenges. Challenges will include spending time in nature, establishing a morning routine, decluttering and improving social connection.

Oral Health and Well-Being 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.

MI Blues Perspectives is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association