We sat down with Chancellor Lisa Brown to talk about her health goals for the campus and how she maintains a healthy work/life balance.
The Wellness Collaborative would like to highlight a few individuals who are making a difference on our campus
- Wellness Activities in Action: Stephane Bisignani, Tina Bright, Azra Rasic & Joshua Temple, College of Medicine
- Colleague Spotlight: Cathy Engel, College of Nursing
By: Michael Ebinger, PhD, MBA, Director of Innovation WSU
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.”
This quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald came to mind during my last bicycle commute to campus on a chilly November morning. It summarizes a dichotomy that many of us work with: how do introverts succeed in an extrovert’s world? Resolving this question creates many opportunities to refine and grow intellectually. » More …
Wellness Wednesday Tip – With the New Year comes a fresh start and the opportunity to add new healthy habits. Try focusing on goals that add something to your life instead of focusing on what needs to be removed. What you choose to focus on can make or break the long term success of your goals
Sometimes how we frame or see a goal can be the deciding factor in how well we accomplish it. An example of how to apply this thinking is “I will fill my daily meals with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains” VS “I will stop eating that bag of chips” Focusing on the positive addition will elicit healthful habits instead of short lived change. Write your goals down and place them somewhere you will frequently be reminded of them like your planner, phone or bathroom mirror.
Wellness Wednesday Tip- Take a moment to express gratitude and appreciation towards your coworkers. Day to day we are so often focused on our personal to-do lists, deadlines, and what we need from someone that we forget to recognize the incredible gift each person brings to our work environment.
By Niki Jones, HR Analyst, Washington State University
Preventative health care is a very important part of your physical and emotional wellness. You only get one body to live with and you want to keep it moving and functioning. Key preventative health screenings can find a condition before you have symptoms, and screening tests may help find diseases or conditions early, when they are easier to treat.
2015 is an exciting year for the WSU Spokane Health Sciences campus with the re-launch of the Wellness Collaborative. Our mission is to foster a thriving culture of wellness for the campus community that will provide ongoing access to resources, workshops, articles, classes, and much more to help you excel in all realms of your health.