Well Wisconsin Radio Bonus Episode: Finding Your Authentic Purpose

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well-being from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

February 2023 BONUS EPISODE: Authentic purpose with Christine Whelan

Tune in for a presentation on Authentic Purpose: Why it Matters and How to Make it Happen with Christine Whelan, PH.D. Discover how you can live with purpose and create your own purpose roadmap. Hopefully you’ll tune in to this exciting presentation and think of Well Wisconsin as the place where getting closer to your purpose syncs up with good well-being.

Click HERE to listen now!

Click to watch recording of the live presentation HERE!

Note to those eligible for the 2023 Well Wisconsin inventive: Two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from season 2, dated November 2022 and later, will qualify for well-being activity credit.


Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Advance Care Planning

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and wellbeing from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

Advance Care Planning

Join host, Renee Fox, as she talks with Parini Tolat and Jamie Guerrettaz, two Advance Care Planning Coordinators with UW Health. It takes courage to plan ahead and think about a time in the future when you may not be able to make healthcare decisions for yourself or you are not able to communicate your preferences. Renee’s guests will help folks plan ahead and find comfort knowing their current and future care preferences are in writing, which helps loved ones not have the burden of guessing about wishes.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast now!

Well Wisconsin: Daily Habits

Sometimes it just takes a little nudge to get in the habit of doing healthy things!  Sign up for a Daily Habits plan as part of your Well-Being Activity to earn your $150 Wellness Incentive.  You would log in to the wellness portal each day during your chosen activity period, and report on your progress.  Daily Habits uses behavioral science to help you improve your well-being.

Plan options include:

  • Enjoy exercise
  • Balance your diet
  • Keep stress in check
  • Lose weight
  • Quit tobacco
  • Cope with the blues

Sign up at: https://webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin/

Stressless Challenge

The Stressless Challenge is taking place from February 28 – March 27. Challenge yourself to find 5 minutes each day to focus on something that helps you feel good and earn incentive credit while you’re at it.

Stress can have surprising effects on overall health, from the way we think and feel to the way we eat and behave. There are lots of ways stress can affect you, but you can have a major effect on your stress, too. Taking as little as 5 minutes for yourself to unwind each day can make a difference. There are lots of ways to relieve stress—what works for you is what’s important. Try stretching, meditating, or doing something you enjoy.

Enjoy downtime every day

Did you know taking “me time” can help you become more mindful, which can help you sleep better, stay on top of stress and improve your heart health?  Be sure to register before March 7, and start reducing stress and restoring your well-being.

During the Stressless challenge, you’ll track your downtime for 21 of 28 days between February 28 and March 27. Take five minutes to relax for 21 days to enjoy better well-being! Completing the Stressless Challenge counts as completing your well-being activity, which is one step toward earning $150. (Complete your health assessment and a health check, too, to earn the full amount.)


Well Wisconsin Radio Podcasts

Well Wisconsin Radio is back in 2022 and better than ever-podcasting! We are excited to share the first episode.  Listen in as host Morgan Meinen interviews Dr. Christine Whelan, clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about setting goals and finding purpose during times of uncertainty.

Check out the new Well Wisconsin Radio webpage. Episodes will be released monthly with a few bonus shows along the way. Last year’s episodes are still available.

You can be notified when new episodes are available by subscribing through Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts or the platform of your choice. While listening to an episode, you’ll hear a code that you can enter in the wellness portal. Entering codes from two episodes earns the well-being activity step towards your wellness incentive!

Kindness Calendars Available

UW-Green Bay has received 100 full-size 2022 Kindness Calendars as part of UW-System’s wellness initiative!  Each day includes an activity/thought/suggestion to help improve your life.

  1. Please email wellness@uwgb.edu to request a calendar and we’ll send you one!
  2. Complete and check off at least 21 of the activities.
  3. Complete this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESA2022) to receive your code.
  4. Enter that code on the Rewards tab at https://webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin/ under “My Reward” and “Employer Sponsored Activity” before October 14, 2022.  This would take care of the “Activity” step to get your $150 wellness incentive!

If you have any questions, please email wellness@uwgb.edu.

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”
~ Maya Angelou

December Wellness Challenge: Gratitude

People who regularly practice gratitude tend to live healthier, happier lives. Gratitude is like a muscle — the more you practice it, the more your gratefulness will grow. This month participate in our 12 Days of Gratitude challenge and explore all the benefits of practicing gratitude!

Please email wellness@uwgb.edu after you have completed all 12 days, and receive a wellness prize!

Fall in love with the life you already have.