All webinars and meditations are open to the public
Open to the public, these 30-minute live webinars provide a different topic each week in a discussion-based format with supporting research and downloadable content to help individuals improve their well-being.

NEXT WEBINAR:

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.

If you have questions or feedback about Virtual Well-Being, please send an email to BlueCrossVirtualWell-Being@bcbsm.com.

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.


5 Servings of Vegetables a Day for 7 Days Challenge

Join Cindy and Marissa for a nutrition challenge to eat five servings of vegetables a day for a week. The American Heart Association recommends up to five servings of colorful vegetables a day and researchers have found this to reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. 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. 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. 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. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-loss Community.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cindy and Marissa’s $15 Healthy Dinner Shopping Challenge

Healthy meals can be delicious and inexpensive. Cindy and Marissa took $15 to the store and bought all the ingredients for a healthy meal for four. Join them as they reveal their shopping experience and the meal. They were prohibited from using their gardens. Session will include the Drop 5 Virtual Weight-Loss Community.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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