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Developing Healthy Money Habits for Financial Freedom and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us to learn how to develop healthy money habits to improve your financial well-being as you move toward financial freedom. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Hunt for the Positive Things in Your Life and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Appreciating Your Life Journey and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on appreciating your life journey and acknowledging how past events and decisions formed who you are today. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Caring for Your Skin with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C, as she discusses how to care for your skin and keep it healthy. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

National Healthy Weight Week and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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 observe National Healthy Weight Week. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Dr. Michael Kobernick Discusses Medical and Psychological Facts Associated with Cannabis Use and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Hygge 2023 and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Playing an Instrument is a Full Brain Workout and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Self-love and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

The Art and Well-Being Connection with Shazia Siddiqi and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us to learn how 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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Personalize Your Sleep Hygiene and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we review what current research says you should consider when personalizing your sleep hygiene routine. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Dr. Dayna LePlatte Discusses Caregiver Self-care Tips to Avoid Burnout and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join Dr. Dayna LePlatte, as she discusses the importance of self-care for caregivers and offers tips to avoid burnout to protect your well-being. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Dr. Gwendolyn Parker Discusses Colorectal Cancer and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

One Week Physical Activity Minutes Challenge and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

We’ll provide you a One Week Physical Activity Minutes Challenge you can use to track your physical activity minutes as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Downloadable tracker will be provided. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Research Based Benefits of Walking 10,000 Steps (or Fewer) Per Day and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we review the research related to the benefits of walking 10,000 steps or fewer per day. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Conquering Family Stress During the Holidays and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join to learn several techniques to conquer the inevitable stress during the holidays. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Brain Health for Seniors and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Prepping for World Kindness Day on November 13 and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we prepare for the Global World Kindness Day on November 13. We’ll discuss the purpose of the day, what color to wear and how to participate to make the world a better place. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Come Fika with Cindy and Marissa and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

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 and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss how self-care has moved from a luxury to a necessity to live a thriving life. You will be asked to identify areas of self-care that you should be prioritizing. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

College Student Health Insurance and Well-Being Checklist and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on breast cancer awareness with Mary Mehi, R.N. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

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October Global Participation Challenge and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Designing a Happiness Lifestyle and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on designing a happiness lifestyle. Studies consistently show that happy people can boast lower blood pressure, less stress, healthier body weights and stronger hearts than their less optimistic neighbors. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

World Suicide Prevention Day #BeThe1To and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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). Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Fiber and Gut Health and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

How Silence Can Improve Your Well-Being and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Beginner’s Plant-based Meals Challenge and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on the positive health benefits of plant-based eating, commit to incorporating more plant-based meals each week for four weeks and receive plant-based recipes. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Skin Care Health with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

The Importance of Physical Activity for Seniors and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on the importance of physical activity for seniors to increase strength and flexibility to continue enjoying your daily activities. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Dr. Jennifer Wulff Speaks on Fall Prevention for Seniors and Other Adults and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on how to identify falls risk, improve balance and reduce chances of a fall. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Navigating the Menopause Journey and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Dr. Himabindu Chandrasekhar joins us for a discussion on the signs and symptoms during perimenopause, menopause and post menopause and tips on how to manage the journey. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Bladder Control for Seniors and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a physician-led discussion on bladder control for seniors and the importance of discussing your concerns with your physician. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Foods that Boost Brain Health and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on what foods are linked in studies to improve brain health and function. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Four Mini Well-Being Challenges and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us and receive four mini weekly challenges. Challenges will include spending time in nature, establishing a morning routine, decluttering and improving social connection. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Oral Health and Well-Being Connection and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Refresh Your Menu with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Join us for creative ways to include fruits and vegetables in all your meals throughout the day. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Men’s Health Month and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

World Environmental Day

June 5 is World Environmental Day. Join us as we share ideas on creating a cleaner, greener more sustainable lifestyle to create a better world. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

The Critical Role of Friendships in Health and Longevity and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

The Animal Connection and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss the amazing connection between animals and humans ranging from improved health benefits to social connection. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Eliminate External Validation and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss how to move from using external validation to self-validation to define self-worth and remove judgement. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Maternal Health and Family Building and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join Marti Walsh, MD, for a discussion on health disparities, Covid-19 impacts, the 4th trimester and your overall well-being.

Strength Training Challenge and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on the benefits of strength training and receive a Seven-day Strength Training Challenge. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Planting for Garden-to-Table and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Benefits of Green Exercise and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on the physical and psychological benefits of taking physical activity outdoors in natural environments. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Why You Should Talk to Strangers and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Well-Being 101 and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss the components of well-being and how you can apply them to have a thriving environment. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Applying Resilience to Bounce Back from Failure and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss how to overcome failures and turn them into victories and lessons learned. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Cultivating the Skill of Relaxation and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we discuss various ways to curate your relaxation time, including different types of rest, creating space, auditing your thoughts and more. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Preventive Care and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us to discuss on how preventive care can detect or prevent major medical conditions. This includes tests, screenings and regular visits. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Three Vegetables a Day Challenge and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us as we kick off a 21-day Three Vegetables a Day Challenge. In observance of Nutrition Month, commit to eating a minimum of three servings of vegetables a day. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Self-reflection of Your Past 168 Hours and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Random Acts of Kindness Day and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

On National Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’ll discuss how giving and receiving kindness positively impacts your well-being. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

AHA Metro Detroit Go Red for Women: Reclaim Your Rhythm

Join Cindy and Marissa to explore how to reclaim your health for 2022 with exercise, nutrition and mindfulness.

Helping Family and Friends Move Forward Following the Oxford Tragedy

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.

Fill Your Heart by Valentine’s Day and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to promote heart health. Bring a piece of paper and something to draw a heart that you will fill with well-being activities. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Mindful Mail Art Workshop and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Bring an envelope and join us for a mindful art experience. You can mail your decorated envelope with a note of thanks or gratitude to a co-worker, friend or loved one. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Exercise Frequency and Duration to Keep You Healthy as You Age and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Join us for a discussion on the recommended exercise frequency and duration to keep you healthy as you age. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Digital Detox to Reconnect with Yourself and Drop 5

Disconnect from the noise around you and reconnect with yourself, even exploring what you’re really feeling. Commit to a Digital Detox Challenge. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Kintsugi and Drop 5 Virtual Weight- loss Community

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery that reminds us to value our beauty and imperfections. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Healthy Habits 4-Week Challenge and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Let us help you create healthy habits to live a thriving life. This 4-week challenge addresses physical activity, mindfulness, nutrition and hydration. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Success Stories from Virtual Well-Being and Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community

Kick off 2022 as we share success stories from Virtual Well-Being, Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community and weekly meditations. We’ll review communications provided each week you can share with your employees to promote the Wednesday meditations and Thursday webinars.

The “Blue Mind” Theory and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

How Scents Can Boost Well-Being and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Scents can help us to focus, relax, reduce our appetite and feel energized. We will talk about various scents and how they affect our well-being. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Prepping for Success in 2022 and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

A new year brings the possibility of a new start. We show you how to create vision boards, micro habits and a seasonal bucket list of fun activities to make the everyday special. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Drop 5 Holiday Scale Freeze and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Join the Drop 5 Holiday Scale Freeze. You’ll weigh yourself before Thanksgiving and then after the new year with a goal to maintain your weight through the holidays. We’ll discuss strategies to maintain your weight. You’ll receive a handout with tips. This is open to everyone whether you’ve been in Drop 5 before or not, so invite your family and friends. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Soup-er Cooking Demo and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Join us as we demonstrate making a couple healthy fall soups and discuss the health benefits soup provides. There will also be soup recipes to download. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Chat with Dr. Seabright and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Dr. Angela Seabright, a family medicine doctor, will join us to talk about preventive care, vaccines and more. She will take general medical questions from the audience. She won’t provide diagnoses during the webinar. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

**Special webinar series** COVID-19 Mental Checkup: Women’s Mental Health

Life has looked a little different over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy, and at times, has left many women feeling stressed, anxious, afraid, isolated and lonely. During this time, women have experienced disproportionate job loss and high levels of stress and anxiety trying to manage family responsibilities. We know that mental health is just as important as physical health for women, yet it’s often neglected. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to help you check in on your mental health with a special webinar focused on the mental effects of COVID-19 on women. This one-hour virtual session will include an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of women who’ve had unique experiences during the pandemic. This session will be facilitated by a mental health specialist who’ll provide tips for coping with resiliency strategies and techniques, and outline resources available to support you and your family. Oct. 29: Register here: Noon or 6 p.m.

**Special webinar series** COVID-19 Mental Checkup: Women’s Mental Health

Life has looked a little different over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy, and at times, has left many women feeling stressed, anxious, afraid, isolated and lonely. During this time, women have experienced disproportionate job loss and high levels of stress and anxiety trying to manage family responsibilities. We know that mental health is just as important as physical health for women, yet it’s often neglected. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to help you check in on your mental health with a special webinar focused on the mental effects of COVID-19 on women. This one-hour virtual session will include an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of women who’ve had unique experiences during the pandemic. This session will be facilitated by a mental health specialist who’ll provide tips for coping with resiliency strategies and techniques, and outline resources available to support you and your family. Oct. 29: Register here: Noon or 6 p.m.

November Well-Being Challenge and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Boost your health and well-being with the November Well-Being Challenge. The November Well-Being Challenge will include options to help focus attention, boost happiness and improve overall well-being. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

**Special webinar series** COVID-19 Mental Checkup: Grief and Loss

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the way many are able to cope and move through the grieving process. Due to social distancing requirements to curb the spread of the virus, the pandemic has forced many people to change the way they say goodbye, complicating the grieving process, though making it no less important. If you've lost a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find comfort hearing from others who are also working through grief and loss, trying to adapt to the "new normal." Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to help you check in on your mental health with a special webinar focused on the mental effects of COVID-19 specific to grief and loss. This one-hour virtual session will include an interactive panel discussion with community members who have lost a loved one during the pandemic and their personal experiences. This session will be facilitated by a mental health specialist who will provide tips for coping with resiliency strategies and techniques, and outline resources available to support you and your family. Oct. 25: Register here: Noon

Reflective Writing Workshop and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

**Special webinar series** COVID-19 Mental Checkup: Men’s Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all of us, but we know that it’s having a bigger impact on the mental and general health of American men than many admit. Concerns about economy and their families’ well-being has significantly impacted the mental health of many men during this time. If you are a man, or know a man, who has felt any impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be helpful to hear from other men who have had similar experiences and learn from how they coped. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to help you check in on your mental health with a special webinar focused on the mental effects of COVID-19 on men. This one-hour virtual session will include an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of male community members who have had unique experiences during the pandemic. This session will be facilitated by a mental health specialist who will provide tips for coping with resiliency strategies and techniques, and outline resources available to support you and your family. Oct. 18: Register here: Noon or 6 p.m.

**Special webinar series** COVID-19 Mental Checkup: Men’s Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all of us, but we know that it’s having a bigger impact on the mental and general health of American men than many admit. Concerns about economy and their families’ well-being has significantly impacted the mental health of many men during this time. If you are a man, or know a man, who has felt any impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be helpful to hear from other men who have had similar experiences and learn from how they coped. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to help you check in on your mental health with a special webinar focused on the mental effects of COVID-19 on men. This one-hour virtual session will include an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of male community members who have had unique experiences during the pandemic. This session will be facilitated by a mental health specialist who will provide tips for coping with resiliency strategies and techniques, and outline resources available to support you and your family. Oct. 18: Register here: Noon or 6 p.m.

Boost Energy with Chronotypes and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Cold Frame Gardening and the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community

Extend the growing season for your salad greens, scallions, radishes, carrots and leeks. Join us for tips on how to build your own cold frame in time to start your seeds for early spring gardening. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

The Power of Routine and Rituals

Routines help us stay focused and improve physical health. Rituals help ground us and reduce stress. Join us as we talk about the power of routines and rituals in our well-being journey. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

The Impact of Meditation on Your Well-Being

Meditation can positively impact your physical and mental health. Join us as we discuss the science-based benefits of meditation. You will be led in a short, live meditation. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Kevin Fischer: Everybody vs. Stigma

Kevin Fischer, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) — Michigan Chapter, joins us to talk about the stigma around seeking mental health help. After his son died by suicide, Kevin experienced his own mental health crises. That led him to NAMI first for resources, then as a volunteer and eventually as its leader. He uses his story to help others break the stigma of mental illness. “It’s my passion. It’s needed in every community, especially communities of color, and so it’s my life’s work.” Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Eric Hipple
Eric Hipple Discusses Suicide Prevention (special 1-hour session)

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.” Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Addressing Foot and Leg Fatigue While Standing

We are standing more to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day. Join us as we share how we address foot and leg fatigue. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Creating Mindful Art with Marissa

Grab your paints, crayons or colored pencils as Marissa leads us in creating art. While we mindfully make our pieces, she will talk about how the process of making art connects to our feelings and improves our mental and physical health. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Using Virtual Reality for Exercise and Social Connection

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Live a Hygge Lifestyle

Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish practice of creating warmth, connection and well-being. Join us for tips on how to incorporate hygge into your life and create a hygge hotspot. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Decluttering to Improve Your Well-Being

Enjoy a greater sense of well-being and less stress by eliminating unnecessary clutter from your life. Join us as we give you tips on how to reduce clutter and free your mind to be more productive and creative. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Forest Bathing to Experience Awe

Join as we take you on a short Forest Bathing Awe Walk, which is one way you can experience the life-changing benefits of awe. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Summer Olympic Well-Being Challenge

Join us as we review our Summer Olympic Well-Being Challenge you can do alone or with family and friends anytime during the Olympics, July 23 through August 8. Let the games begin! Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

COVID-19 Updates

Join Dr. Michael Kobernick, senior medical director at Blue Cross, as he provides a COVID-19 update and answers questions. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Nurturing Your Relationships

Join us as we discuss the importance of nurturing our relationships with others and the role relationships play in enhancing our overall well-being. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Try Something New

Learn the value of stepping out of your comfort zone to try something new. Marissa will talk about learning to paint; Cindy will show off her power tools and projects. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Skincare Protection 101

Learn ways to protect your skin in a healthier way, including protective sun clothing, sunscreen selection, and sun avoidance. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Live Cooking Demo with Kids

Join us for a live cooking demo with kids who will show us their favorite healthy summer dishes. Recipes will be provided. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Greening Your Workspace

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. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Relaxation Techniques for Computer Fatigue

Learn exercises to rest your eyes and how proper ergonomics can reduce your risks for muscle strain or injury. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

Basic Self-Care for Everyone

Learn to prioritize your basic self-care such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, water intake, and sleep. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

The Power of Puzzles

Learn the science that shows puzzles can increase creativity, social connection, improve problem solving and cognition. Then, share their benefits with your family. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.

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