Posts with the category “wellness”
Holiday Wellness Tips from Mental Health Connect
by Aaron Achartz on November 17th, 2023
Download the 2023 resource guide for holiday wellness to find tips on finding wellness during the holidays:Holiday stressGrief, loneliness, and being alone for the holidaysMental wellness strategiesCovid and the holidaysGifts and givingCommunity holiday arts and music eventsCrafts to relieve stress during the holidaysUnder Mental Wellness strategies, Mental Health America’s Ten Tools for Resilienc...
November Wellness Focus: Physical Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on November 1st, 2023
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures start to fall, continuing good physical wellness habits is still important. Physical wellness encompasses preventative health care, exercise, nutrition, hygiene and sleep. All of these are important for us to be our best person, available to do God's work in the world. The Physical Wellness page has information on ways to nurture your physical wellness...
October Wellness Focus: Spiritual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on October 4th, 2023
October is often one of the loveliest and most vibrant months of the year in Minnesota. The fall colors are on full display and the air has started to take on a slight chill. God’s creation is showing its brilliance and that is a good reminder to also care for our spiritual wellness. Nature, prayer, devotions, connecting with others, leaning into those activities that truly bring you joy, or takin...
September Wellness Focus: Intellectual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on September 6th, 2023
September. For as long as I can remember I have always loved September because it marks a new beginning. Many school years begin in September, and after collecting the pencils, crayons, folders, notebooks, and erasers needed for each year, it’s time to learn. September’s wellness focus is Intellectual Wellness, and what better way to tend to our intellect than to learn something new.If you don’t ...
August Wellness Focus: Emotional Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on August 1st, 2023
Emotional wellness is that ability to handle life’s stressors. Emotions that bring us both “up” and “down” are natural given what we are experiencing. Cultivating emotional wellness includes strategies such as mindfulness, connection, and gratitude that bring a sense of being part of something bigger than ourselves, helping us see our emotions from a new perspective.Check out our Wednesday Wellnes...
July Wellness Focus: Financial Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on July 5th, 2023
July is just past the middle of the calendar year and is a good time to do a mid-year financial checkup. Some ideas for steps to take include taking or re-taking our Wellness Assessment to see a picture of all of the six wellness areas, reviewing some mid-year tips or even engaging with a free Thrivent Financial money coach through their Money Canvas program. Here's to your financial health in the...
Get Outside for Your Mental Health
by Aaron Achartz on June 9th, 2023
A walk is as good as going for a run – for your brain. Studies reveal that a 20-minute walk just three times a week improves cognitive function as well as decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety.When we’re outside, we’re moving, upright and alert, focused on what we’re doing with our body, and less stuck in our heads and our anxious thoughts. If we can combine these benefits by spending that ...
June Wellness Focus: Social Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on June 7th, 2023
Memorial Day has come and gone and it’s officially summer time! What better time to focus on your social wellness? If your neighborhood is anything like ours, folks who have been hunkered down all winter are suddenly outside taking walks and planting gardens, and there are many fun, free events that allow us to enjoy our beautiful Minnesota summers! Our All Saints wellness page is a great place to...
May Wellness Focus: Physical Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on May 3rd, 2023
As the days get longer and warmer, it’s a great time to turbo charge our physical wellness with outside activities and new ideas for the grill. Gather with friends or family and enjoy God’s creation. Check in on our Wednesday social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for more ideas....
April Wellness Focus: Intellectual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on April 5th, 2023
Having a devotion to lifelong learning and a desire to think critically reflects intellectual wellness. Intellectual wellness, like other types of wellness, is about growth and strength. Find ways to explore intellectual wellness and faith on All Saints Intellectual Wellness Page.Ideas on growing your intellectual wellness can also be found in the weekly Wednesday Wellness social media posts on Fa...
March Wellness Focus: Spiritual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on March 1st, 2023
This month we are focusing on Spiritual Wellness, and we are in the season of Lent. During Lent, some people give up something as a Lenten practice, while others endeavor to start a new practice. What are your plans for this Lenten season?This is a good time to think about spiritual health, forgiveness, community and grace. Perhaps it's also a good time to join the All Saints community for worship...
January Wellness Focus: Financial Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on January 4th, 2023
It's the new year and often a time we review how we're doing and what we may want to change...
March Wellness Focus: Spiritual WellnessDay Camp at All SaintsDonate for Easter FlowersWork in Progress: Redo, Rewrite, Restore - Kids Connection for MarchClara Schumann PiecesPB&J (Pizza, Beverage & Justice) NightMarch PlaydateIntergenerational Serving at Feed My Starving ChildrenInspired Life Series: Ann PierceBehold the Darkness - Good Friday CantataAll Saints Increasing Partnership with ICAJoin Our Dedicated VolunteersThe Road: Featured Guest Alison YoungHoly Week ServicesCommunity Garden - Kids Connection for April
April 2023 NewsletterJoin Us for Our Easter EggstravaganzaLearn About Mental Health Connect ResourcesApril Wellness Focus: Intellectual WellnessApril PlaydateInspired Life Series: Beth DooleyRev. Kelly Chatman on April 30Thank You from ICAIntergenerational Serving Event this SaturdayInspired Life Series: Erin SharkeyStaff NewsMen's Breakfast Group ResumesUrban Ventures Spring Clean-Up DayParents Night Out - MayMental Health Connect Stories of Hope Breakfast
May 2023 NewsletterWhat is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?May Wellness Focus: Physical WellnessSaints on Bikes Are Rolling Again!Raise Your Game - Kids Connection for MayMay PlaydateWhy is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebrated in May?Help Host Counselors During Day CampRainflower Project#MoreThanEnoughInspired Life Series: Rudi HargesheimerHow does the ELCA support multicultural ministries including those for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans?Final Week to Register for Day CampJoin the All Saints Knitting, Quilting and Crafting GroupSign Up as a Coffee HostWho are Some Notable Asian and Pacific Islanders in the ELCA?Postal Food Drive ResultBike & Ice Cream – Doesn’t Get Better Than That!
ICA Volunteer OpportunitiesJune 2023 NewsletterHelp All Saints Garden Come to Life This SummerJune Wellness Focus: Social WellnessGet Outside for Your Mental Health'Come Together' Virtual GatheringsJune Parent and Child PlaydateEnd of Fiscal Year Giving ReminderBubble Dance Party and Ice Cream SocialParents Night Out - July
Summer 2023 NewsletterAll Saints GardenUpcoming Study - Civic Life and FaithMHC Fundraiser – Bluegrass Music FestivalSaints on Bikes - Sovereign EstateJuly Wellness Focus: Financial WellnessOvergrown - New Sermon SeriesJuly PlaydateUpcoming Study – Civic Life and FaithSaints on Bikes - Gateway/Brown Creek TrailFree Online Theology Class from St. Olaf CollegeFamily Fun: Forest Bathing♪♫ Join the Music Program ♫♪
August Wellness Focus: Emotional WellnessIntergenerational Potluck at the ParkFree DonutsSing with the Open ChoirAugust PlaydateSaints on Bikes - North Cedar Lake TrailWatch Meditation Videos on the All Saints AppServe at All SaintsFun at the Intergenerational PotluckHarmony – Kids Connection for SeptemberRegister for Crossroads ConfirmationJoin the Racial Justice GroupIntergenerational Fall PotluckVolunteer with Kids or Youth