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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.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath

Join Marissa for a crystal singing bowl sound bath. Set an intention for the day as you let the sounds of the singing bowls wash over you.

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

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.

Nine-Minute Meditation: Mindful Breathing

Enjoy the flickering of candles in the dark while you engage in mindful breathing. Mindful breathing is a simple meditation practice you can use any place, any time. The primary goal is simply a calm awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them while bringing awareness to the breath.

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

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

Nine-Minute Meditation: Find a Sense of Calm

During this meditation overlooking the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, allow your breath to soften and relax the body easing you into a sense of calm.

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.

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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Being in the Present

During this mediation overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, allow yourself to slow down to recognize and enjoy the present moment.

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 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.

Nine-Minute Meditation: Feeling and Noticing the Breath

During this meditation, observe each breath moving slowly and gently through the body.

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

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.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Spread Your Wings

Be open to the experience of play as you visualize yourself spreading your wings and finding joy. Later, take this practice to the ground and feel the connection your body makes as you sweep your arms and legs in unison along the surface leaving your imprint on the world.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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. 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Regaining Balance in Life

This meditation will guide you toward living a life in balance and harmony in order to enjoy the things you do on a daily basis.

Conquering Family Stress During the Holidays

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

Seven-Minute Meditation: Words of Affirmation

Join this meditation overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay as you recite words of affirmation to tap into your conscious and unconscious mind for motivation and increased positivity so you can enjoy all the gifts in your life.

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 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.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Leading with Purpose

Gain a sense of clarity and purpose during this meditation as you explore yourself as a leader in any capacity where you are called to lead and engage with others.

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.

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.

11-Minute Meditation: Tibetan Singing Bowl

Join Marissa for a soothing and relaxing Tibetan singing bowl sound bath. During this meditation, let your mind focus on the sound of the singing bowl and set an intention as the sound fades. Singing bowls are used to create frequencies that stimulate brain waves, promote deep relaxation and boost overall well-being.

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.

11-Minute Meditation: Tapping and Positive Affirmations for Weight-loss

Join Marissa for a tapping meditation using positive affirmations for weight-loss. Tapping helps you access your body’s energy and ease anxiety while the affirmations help you improve mood and enhance self-esteem as you work toward your goals.

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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Using Music for Relaxation

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.

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.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Reenergize Yourself to Blossom

Reenergize yourself during today’s meditation as you invite sunshine, happiness and positive energy into your day.

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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Positive Affirmations for Weight-loss

Reciting words of affirmation on a regular basis can help you change the way you think about yourself and your behaviors in a positive way. Join today’s meditation to motivate and challenge yourself to reach your weight-loss goals.

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 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.

Nine-Minute Meditation: Body Scan

Enjoy this body scan meditation from The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, MI.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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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.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Kindness

During this meditation from Old Mission State Park, accept what is with love and kindness towards yourself, and then extend love and kindness to others.

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 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.

Nine-Minute Meditation: Cloud Gazing

Allow yourself to relax and let your worries and any tension drift away.

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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Guided Breathing

Join Marissa at the beach on Grand Traverse Bay for this guided breathing meditation.

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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Gong Sound Bath

Relax to the view of Grand Traverse Bay and “bathe” in the relaxing sound of the gong.

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 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.

Five-Minute Meditation: Forest Bathing

During this meditation, sit or stroll in quiet observation as you immerse yourself in nature taking in the sights, sounds and sensations of your surroundings.

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 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.

Three-Minute Meditation: Focusing on the Breath

Bring awareness to your breath as you let go of thoughts and distractions to become present during this meditation along the St. Clair River.

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.

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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Body Scan for Focus at the Michigan State University Fountain

This guided meditation will lead you in placing your attention on your body, putting you in the present moment and allowing you to feel relaxed and focused.

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 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.

Seven-Minute Meditation: Mindfulness of the Breath and Senses

Allow yourself time during this guided meditation to slow down and practice being mindful beginning with the breath, then each of the senses, grounding yourself in the present.

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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Daily Gratitude

Take time today with this guided meditation to calm the mind and express gratitude for the little things in life that go unnoticed.

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 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.

Four-Minute Meditation: Positive Affirmations to Become More Confident During Pregnancy

Developing a daily practice using positive affirmations can rewire the brain and stimulate positive feelings to reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy.

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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Connecting and Being Present with Your Pet

Take a few minutes to sit and mindfully be present with your pet noticing how your touch calms him or her and his or her presence soothes and relaxes you.

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.

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.

Eight-Minute Meditation: Breathe Away Stress

Recognize and acknowledge what causes you stress and then through relaxing breaths, let the stress go.

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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 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.

Six-Minute Meditation: Practice Positivity on the Michigan State University Campus

Take a comfortable seat as you visualize how you would want your life to be knowing that you are powerful and capable of anything.

Foods that Boost Brain Health

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

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