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Desk Exercises to Survive the Workday

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review their top desk exercises to stay energized throughout the workday. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Sitali Breath

During this meditation practice, you’ll use the Sitali breath technique to cool the body and calm the mind and emotions. Sitali breath involves inhaling through a curled tongue and exhaling through the nose.

Mountain Biking is More Than Just a Ride

Anne Grofvert joins Cindy and Marissa to discuss how mountain biking provides more than just a full body workout; it builds resilience, improves your mental and physical balance, and offers quite the challenge. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Your Amygdala is Lying — It's Not a Bear

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn how to avoid an amygdala hijack which is an intense emotional reaction that’s out of proportion to a stressful situation.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Peace

During this meditation, immerse yourself in a peaceful setting and embrace the stillness and tranquility it provides allowing you to relax and let go of any tension.

Take an Adventure — Change Your Life

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn the science behind why taking an adventure can affect your brain and change your life. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Cleansing Rainfall for Inner Peace and Relaxation

During this meditation, listen to the rhythm of the rainfall as it guides you into a state of deep relaxation and inner peace, cleansing your mind and body from negativity and worries.

Take an Adventure — Change Your Life

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn the science behind why taking an adventure can affect your brain and change your life. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Yutori — Living with Spaciousness

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn how to live a life with yutori, the Japanese concept of living with spaciousness. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Five-Minute Meditation: Alternate Nostril Breathing

During this alternate nostril breathing meditation, bring more awareness to your breath while enhancing balance and relaxation to the body and mind.

Yutori — Living with Spaciousness

Join Cindy and Marissa to learn how to live a life with yutori, the Japanese concept of living with spaciousness. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

NeuroLines Workshop with Sara

Join Marissa and art teacher Sara for a neurographic art workshop. This form of art combines drawing, doodling and mindfulness to help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Bring a felt-tip marker or pen and a piece of paper to create your NeuroLines. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Acceptance of Self

During this meditation, take the time to acknowledge and accept yourself just as you are without trying to change anything.

NeuroLines Workshop with Sara

Join Marissa and art teacher Sara for a neurographic art workshop. This form of art combines drawing, doodling and mindfulness to help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Bring a felt-tip marker or pen and a piece of paper to create your NeuroLines.

What to Look for in a Walking Shoe

Join us to learn what to look for in a walking shoe and why your footwear matters during Cindy’s visit to Playmakers, a footwear and apparel store in Okemos, MI. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Five-Minute Meditation: Awe and Wonder in the Darkness

During this meditation, feel the awe and wonder of the lanterns and allow their vibrant colors to illuminate the darkness around you and provide peace and tranquility.

What to Look for in a Walking Shoe

Join us to learn what to look for in a walking shoe and why your footwear matters during Cindy’s visit to Playmakers, a footwear and apparel store in Okemos, MI.

Virtual Sound Bath Class

Join us for this immersive experience where Marissa will lead a 20-minute sound bath class. For those who will be lying down, grab a yoga mat or towel. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Six-Minute Meditation: Connecting with Animals

During this meditation, quiet your thoughts and visualize your connection with animals in nature.

Virtual Sound Bath Class

Join us for this immersive experience where Marissa will lead a 20-minute sound bath class. For those who will be lying down, grab a yoga mat or towel. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Trending: Low-Impact, High-Intensity Workouts

Fitness trainer Bailee Georgeson joins Cindy and Marissa to explain the low-impact, high-intensity workouts that are trending. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Box Breathing

During this meditation, you will use box breathing to calm your mind and body, allowing you to reset and stay focused.

Trending: Low-Impact, High-Intensity Workouts

Fitness trainer Bailee Georgeson joins Cindy and Marissa to explain the low-impact, high-intensity workouts that are trending. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Cindy and Marissa Visit an Organic Tea Farm

Cindy and Marissa visit a certified organic tea farm in Leelanau County, MI and speak with founder, Angela Macke, about the process of growing and brewing tea and the associated health benefits. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Nine-Minute Meditation: Being Still

During this meditation, allow yourself to consciously recognize your feelings, then allow your mind and body to relax in order to experience stillness in the present moment.

Cindy and Marissa Visit an Organic Tea Farm

Cindy and Marissa visit a certified organic tea farm in Leelanau County, MI and speak with founder, Angela Macke, about the process of growing and brewing tea and the associated health benefits. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Dr. Parker Discusses the Bristol Stool Chart

Join us as Dr. Parker discusses the Bristol Stool Chart — a tool health care professionals use that classifies stools into seven types. Based on your stool’s appearance, you may identify problems to discuss with your doctor. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Ten-Minute Meditation: Relaxing Breaths

During this meditation, let your breath be a source of grounding as you to let go of tension to experience calm in your day.

Dr. Parker Discusses the Bristol Stool Chart

Join us as Dr. Parker discusses the Bristol Stool Chart — a tool health care professionals use that classifies stools into seven types. Based on your stool’s appearance, you may identify problems to discuss with your doctor. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

The Science Around Finding Awe in the Everyday

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review the science around awe and urge you to seek out and experience awe in the everyday. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Mindful Breathing

During this meditation, observe the natural rhythm of your breath moving slowly and gently through the body as you relax and let go of stress.

The Science Around Finding Awe in the Everyday

Join Cindy and Marissa as they review the science around awe and challenge you to find awe in the everyday. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Surviving My Mental Health Journey

Suicide survivor David Murray, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employee, shares with Cindy and Marissa the challenges he has faced living with severe depression and anxiety. David will explain how he has come through dark days to experience everyday contentment. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Calm

During this meditation, allow your breath to soften and relax the body, easing you into a sense of calm.

Surviving My Mental Health Journey

Suicide survivor David Murray, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employee, shares with Cindy and Marissa the challenges he has faced living with severe depression and anxiety. David will explain how he has come through dark days to experience everyday contentment. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

Individual or Group Friendships — Which is Right for You?

Join Cindy and Marissa as they explore two different types of friendships — individual and group. Which one works better for you to improve your well-being? A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Three-Minute Meditation: Reflecting on Small Wins with Healthy Habits

During this meditation, take time to reflect on all the small positive changes you are making towards healthier habits.

Individual or Group Friendships — Which is Right for You?

Join Cindy and Marissa as they explore two different types of friendships — individual and group. Which one works better for you to improve your well-being? Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

2024 Virtual Well-Being Topic Trivia

Are you smarter than Cindy? Test your knowledge against her in 2024 Virtual Well-Being Topic Trivia. If you missed a show and want to prep, you can visit our Past Webinars tab on bluecrossvirtualwellbeing.com. A version of this webinar for your employees is on the member landing page.

Thirteen-Minute Meditation: Compassion

During this meditation, cultivate compassion for your whole body.

2024 Virtual Well-Being Topic Trivia

Are you smarter than Cindy? Test your knowledge against her in 2024 Virtual Well-Being Topic Trivia. If you missed a show and want to prep, you can visit our Past Webinars tab on bluecrossvirtualwellbeing.com. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.

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.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Soothe and Relax the Body and Mind

During this meditation, rest and relax amid a lavender field. You might like to enhance your experience during this meditation by applying lavender scented lotion to your hands and feet or lighting a lavender scented candle.

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.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Nurturing Your Life’s Garden

During this meditation, cultivate personal growth by nurturing yourself with the same love and care you would provide to a garden.

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.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Gratitude

Cultivate a mindset of appreciation and abundance by focusing on the things you are grateful for.

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.

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

Four-Minute Meditation: Sigh Breathing

Experience an overall soothing effect on the body that results from using sigh breathing to control your stress response and evoke a tranquil feeling within.

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.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Trataka

During this meditation, gently gaze on a golden sunflower, keeping your focus and attention on it to enhance concentration and cultivate inner peace.

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

Ten-Minute Meditation: Kindness

During this guided meditation, experience a relaxing body scan to release tension, then cultivate kindness towards yourself and others.

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

Nine-Minute Meditation: Strength and Resilience

During this guided meditation, cultivate inner strength and empowerment to overcome challenges.

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

Three-Minute Meditation: Five-Finger Breathing

This simple and easy breathing technique involving your hands is a helpful tool to promote calmness and regulating emotions.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Visualization for Peace and Serenity

This meditation guides you to visualize a serene lake with lush green trees, lily pads and a sunny sky, fostering relaxation and inner peace.

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 Cindy and Marissa and receive a 7-Day Stress-Less Challenge that you can use to help manage stress. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.

Five-Minute Meditation: Five Senses

This meditation guides you to visualize yourself in a vibrant garden where you can engage your sense of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Equal Breathing

Experience the calming effects on the nervous system while taking equal breaths and pauses to balance the mind and body.

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

Ten-Minute Meditation: Relaxing Breaths

Let your breath be a source of grounding as you inhale for a count of four and exhale slowly for a count of six allowing you to let go of tension and experience calm during your day.

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

Eleven-Minute Meditation: Embrace a State of Mindfulness

Allow yourself to let go of any physical or mental resistance while observing the present moment to help embrace a state of mindfulness.

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

Five-Minute Meditation: Embrace Daily Joy

It’s easy to overlook small moments that bring happiness. During this meditation you will cultivate a reservoir of positivity by finding joy in the ordinary.

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

Six-Minute Meditation: Being Present

Let go of past worries and future concerns during this meditation that will help ground you in the present moment so you can savor the beauty around you.

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

Seven-Minute Meditation: Box Breathing

Box breathing is a deep breathing technique that can be used to calm your mind and body, allowing you to reset and stay focused.

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

Seven-Minute Meditation: Mindful Breathing

Observe the natural rhythm of your breath moving slowly and gently through the body as you relax and let go of stress.

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

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

Five-Minute Meditation: Music Meditation

Combining music and meditation can lead to deeper relaxation. During today’s meditation, focus on the music and the feelings in your body that music evokes.

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

Eight-Minute Meditation: A Mindful Snowy Walk

Imagine any stress, worries or tension melting away with the snowflakes during this mindful snowy walk. If you would like to experience this meditation while walking outdoors, please dress for the weather and be mindful where you are walking.

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.

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