Make a Time Investment in Your Health

By Christine Williquette

Meet Todd Patton. Todd (49) is the father of two teenage girls; Hailey 16 and Emma 14. Todd has run the Bellin Run several times in the last few years which probably helps him to keep up with his daughters. Todd was motivated to begin his journey when he decided he wanted to work on… Read More

Take Action and Find Your Passion

By Christine Williquette

Did you know that there’s a national movement to “find your passion?” Do you feel the pressure to find yours? Well no need to worry, you’ll be relieved to learn that discovering your passion in life is not the beginning (or even the end!) of the road…it’s a process that happens over and over throughout… Read More

Two heads are better than one!

By Christine Williquette

Meet Marsha Sommers! Marsha (57) lives with her sister, Bette Anderson. Not only do they live together but they work out together as well.  I love seeing the two of them come in…sometimes wearing the same color – which to me says great minds think alike and that they are part of the same team!… Read More

Healthy Holidays

By Christine Williquette

Written by Jana Derer, Dietetic Intern The holiday season should be a time to enjoy good food and great company from family and friends, but it is also a time that can throw us off track a little bit. The average person gains about one to two pounds during the holiday season – which might not seem like… Read More

Financial Health Matters

By Christine Williquette

Did you know that just over half of workers say they are stressed about their finances, and 45 percent say their worries have worsened over the last 12 months? It’s true. These statistics are according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey taken in 2016.  When survey participants were asked about overall financial concerns, the most frequently cited… Read More

If it matters, make time

By Christine Williquette

Meet Karie Czapanskiy. Karie (57) is a Registered Nurse at Bellin as well as a Team Facilitator for Nursing Services.  She has been married for over 34 years with three grown children, one granddaughter and two Weimaraner dogs. Kari was motivated to begin her journey because she wanted to be able to participate in activities… Read More

Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly

By Christine Williquette

The sustainable food movement is sweeping the nation. Farmer’s markets, organic produce, cage-free eggs have all become part of the current culture. While a lot of this focuses around whether organic foods are better for people’s health, let’s not forget that these trends are also good for the planet. Sustainable eating doesn’t have to be… Read More

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

By Christine Williquette

Meet Donna Jahnke! Donna (59) has been married to her husband, Mark, for 25 years. They have a daughter, Lydia (23), who with their son-in-law, Trent, gave them their only granddaughter, two-year old Madelyn.  They also have a son Jon (20) and finishing off the family is their pet dog, Pearl.  Donna’s biggest and most… Read More

Tips to Improve Environmental Wellness

By Christine Williquette

Environmental wellness is an awareness of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. It is maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment. It includes being involved in socially responsible activities to protect the environment. Stop… Read More

Beware of the Sugar Monsters

By Christine Williquette

Written by: Dietetic Intern, Jamie Freier Halloween is just around the corner and with this spooky holiday comes plenty of tricks and plenty of treats! As spooky as ghosts and goblins are, there is perhaps none more frightening than the sneaky sugar monsters. But not all sugars are created equally and no fear is necessary… Read More