Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge

Week 5: Intellectual Wellness

There are some great opportunities this week to "reply all" your intellectual wellness needs!

Wow. What a fun spiritual wellness week we just had. We got our yoga on while registering for the Wellness Challenge Lunch. We also got to practice our zen meditation skills during the rain of "Reply All" emails we received on Wednesday.

Which is the perfect lead-in to this week: Intellectual Wellness!!

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Have You Filled Out Your Week 4 Scorecard Yet?

Don't forget to turn it in soon so that you receive your points! You will receive 10 points if you turn it in by Sunday 11:59pm. Scorecard reminders will be sent out tomorrow.

Week 3 Leaders

Hmm... I wonder who's leading the charge from the last set of are the folks leading the charge for Week 3!!

  1. Rosie Sabaric (361 pts)
  2. Robert Gianan (356 pts)
  3. Mike Mandia (348 pts)
  4. Taylor Moscoe (343 pts)
  5. Kate Elias (339 pts)

These folks may have gotten the most points, but the Wellness Challenge is still a team effort!! I wonder who might be leading that....

Ah well. We'll tell you later. Maybe at the Wellness Challenge Lunch happening at the end!! Don't forget to RSVP for it here! The first 200 folks to RSVP are also reserving their Wellness Challenge Portable Battery, so get on it soon!

Feed Your Brain

Each week we offer an opportunity to learn something new or think about a wellness topic in a different way. We'll include a link to an article or a video - and by simply reading or watching it you'll earn points - and heck, you might just learn something too.

Here's a video I'm sure we can all get behind:
Stamp Out Reply To All!
...and here's your Feed Your Brain for the week!
Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

Bonus Challenges

Bonus challenges are challenges that you can tackle when you have time, ANYTIME DURING THE WELLNESS CHALLENGE! You will only score them on your final scorecard.

Remember the Wellness Challenge isn't about doing everything - it's about doing the things that matter most to you!

Week 5: Events

Register for Relay for Life

All Week | Online | 5 Points
Join other SU students who are empowered to finish the fight against cancer by joining or creating a Relay for Life team! Relay for Life is an overnight, fundraiser walk where teams celebrate cancer survivors and remember those we have lost. Registration and More Info >>

Youthcare Clothing Drive

All Week | Online | 2 Points

Youthcare's mission is to engage, stabilize and prepare homeless youth for successful futures. Youthcare asks for clothing drives so they may use a larger portion of their funds for other resources such as their GED program, cooking classes, other basic supplies, etc. In the winter months they are asking for warm coats/hoodies/jackets, gloves, hats, sleeping bags, new socks and shoes, blankets, backpacks and long underwear. A bin will remain in the student center next to the CAC desk for the next month for donation drop offs. To get your wellness challenge points, simply donate something in this bin at any point during the week.

2nd Annual Trying 4 Troops

All Week | Online | 5 Points
The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership Program at Seattle University are hosting an indoor “try-athlon” consisting of a 10 minute swim, 10 minute bike, and 10 minute run on Memorial Day on the SU campus to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Sign-Up Today for the 2nd Annual Trying 4 Troops Indoor TRYathlon. Earn Wellness Points by Registering or Donating! To Donate and More Info >>

Self-Talk: Transforming Self Criticism into Self-Compassion

Monday, February 9 | 3-4pm |PIGT 205 | 7 Points
Do you speak to yourself as a critic, or as a kind friend? This session provides an overview of the latest research linking self-compassion, motivation, and well-being, and offers specific strategies for cultivating self-compassion.

Laughter Yoga

Tuesday, February 10 | 12-12:45pm | STCN 160 | 7 Points
Take a break from your day to increase oxygen in your body, de-stress and laugh with others. No yoga mats or yoga pants needed – come as you are and engage in breathing exercises and an introduction to laughter yoga techniques. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes or comedy and one can feel the benefits on the very first session! Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxyginates our body and brain, making us feel more healthy and energetic. If you eat before this session, ensure it is a smaller snack, not a large meal. Comfy clothes are welcome

Wellspring EAP: Everyday Mindfulness

Tuesday, February 10 | 12-1pm | STCN 130 | 7 Points
In this training, explore how being in the present moment can improve health, brain functioning, stress levels and more. Evaluate road blocks to focusing (or being) in the here and now and learn specific techniques for increasing present moment awareness.

Jump Start Your Educational Plan

Tuesday, February 10 | 12:30-12:50pm and 1-1:20pm | Casey Atrium | 5 Points
Attend this interactive workshop to learn six simple steps to creating your educational plan (an outline of your degree requirements for graduation). Hear tips from academic advisors about how to map out your core, college, major and minor requirements. This 20 minute session will provide you with the tools that you need to create a personalized educational plan that will impress your academic advisor.

Loving Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, February 10 | 7-8pm | Campion Multi-Faith Prayer Room | 7 Points
A meditation using poetry and mindful breathing. This is an intentional space for mediation, spiritual exploration, and reflection, and is offered for those who are seeking to deepen their reflection practices and community. All are welcome.

Walks with Athletics

Friday, February 13| 12:05-12:55 | SU Park | 5 Points
Join our Athletics staff for a weekly walk around SU Park during lunch time. This is a great opportunity to get to know our staff, and ask us any questions you have while staying active!

Women's Basketball vs. UTPA

Saturday, February 14 | 4-6pm | Connolly Center | 20 Points
The Seattle U women's basketball team hosts Texas-Pan American in a conference game at the Connolly Center. This is the annual Pink Game to raise awareness and money toward breast cancer research.

Self-Defense Seminar

Sunday, February 15 | 10:30am-12pm| MAT Room at Connolly Center | 10 Points
Come join the Health and Wellness Learning Community in a self-defense seminar taught by local MKG Martial Arts Instructor, Rob Bradstreet. Join us on Sunday, February 15th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the MAT room at Connelly Complex to learn basic self-defense skills, and gain the confidence and knowledge to apply them. Event is open and free for the first 20 people to RSVP. RSVP via email to

Wellness and Health Promotion

  • Contact Jazz about registration and general questions
  • Contact Kira about events and challenges
  • Contact Ryan about scorecards and points