Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions

January Edition 2022

Shonda Rhimes Says Don't Dream, Do

"Fully Alive" by Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life.

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible,

to loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing, a torch,

a promise.

I choose to risk my significance;

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit.


November Gratitude Challenge Prize Recipients

Alisa Boswell

Alyson Green

Amanda Marrs

Amy Phares

Angela Bachmann

Angela Bowder

Angela Burnett

Angie Johnston

Ann Schwartz

Ann Vose

Anna Ammerman

Anna Wirth

Anne Richardson

Becky Bailey

Benjamin Swan

Beth Benzkofer

Brenda Skelly

Camielle Spielman

Carol Nelson

Casey Kuderer

Casie Klockmann

Cathleen Schluter

Claire Julian

Clare Sallstrom

Clarice Esslinger

Connie Long

Crista Attig

Danielle Backes

Denise Alms

Dor Sheetz-Hollar

Elizabeth Jennings

Gregory Summers

Heather Krause

Heather Paulson

Jade Achman

Jamie Coon

Jane Windschill

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Schmadeke

Jenny Stratton

Joanna Bequette

Joelene Udermann

Jolene Beckel

Joy Drexler

Julie Olsen

Julie Timmerman

Karen Pauly

Karen Wolters

Karla Boone

Kathrin Hurley

Katie Woitas

Kendra Hinz

Kendrick Bates

Kim Mueller

Laura Hoekstra

Lee Ann Johnson

Linda Bosworth

Lisa Adams

Lisa George

Lourdes Chavez

Mardell Brauer

Mark Wiese

Mary Berg

Mary Curtis

Mary Kate Lewis

Mary Krueger

Melanie Clintsman

Michelle Bridges

Michelle Peterson

Pamela Allen

Patricia Gardner

Patricia Sjulstad

Rebecca Sandquist

Rebecca Strom

Rebecca Zenk

Ronald Fleischmann

Samantha Kaeter

Sarah Bjorklund

Sarah Karau-Dauk

Sarah Payne

Stephanie Edgeton

Stephanie Reeves

Susan Dodge

Susan Johnson

Susan Scruggs

Tanya Loewen

Tessi Truebenbach

Theresa Calsbeek

Tristan Lewis

Vensa Bozhinoska

Veronika Rodriguez

Wendy Johnson

January is National Blood Donation Month

According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of, among other things, busy holiday schedules and bad weather often resulting in canceled blood drives. Furthermore, seasonal illnesses such as the flu force potential donors to forgo their blood donations. That’s just one of the reasons that National Blood Donor Month, which has taken place each January since 1970, is such an important observance.

Remember to Utilize Employee Health Promotions

Employee Health Promotions is made possible through a partnership with South Central Service Coop and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. It is the promotion of health and wellness activities for employees of Mankato Area Public Schools. This work influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of employees and in turn the health of their families and our community.

We Couldn't Resist!

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