Balance your mental and emotional health

Even though a small amount of stress can be good for you, multiple daily challenges can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To reduce stress, make time to move more, eat well, connect with others and explore new things. Making simple changes can boost your mood, help prevent long-term diseases and improve your immune system.

Classes & Events

Caregiver Coffee Hour

Support Groups

Menomonie, WI
05/02/2018
9:30-11 a.m.
Menomonie, WI
05/02/2018
1-2:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
05/03/2018
10-11:30 a.m.
Eau Claire, WI
05/08/2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Falls, WI
05/09/2018
2-3:30 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
05/10/2018
10-11:30 a.m.
Eau Claire, WI
05/14/2018
3-5 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
05/15/2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
05/17/2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
05/17/2018
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
06/05/2018
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grief, Loss and New Beginnings

Community Education

Eau Claire, WI
06/18/2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

From The Blog

The space in between grief and growth

Growth is never easy, and it almost always requires pain along with joy. It is in the space between joy and sorrow that our hearts are strengthened and our bonds renewed.

April 5, 2018

Calming your pain: Is it possible?

When you hurt your back it’s common to assume the pain is stemming from your back, but did you know the pain could be caused by any part of your body that is compressed, stretched, or has reduced blood flow? Learn how you can calm pain.

Carol Gardner PT By Carol Gardner April 2, 2018

10 tips to make the most out of your staycation

Spring break is right around the corner, but family fun doesn’t mean you have to travel far. There are many things you can do close to home and won’t break the budget.

March 5, 2018

Mindfulness meditation: Improve your quality of life

Meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress that you can do wherever you are. Listen to audio files to mindfulness, breathing practices and meditation.

February 19, 2018

What's your family's "digital diet" plan for 2018?

The average teenager spends approximately nine hours per day looking at a screen, while younger children often spend up to six hours a day engaging with a screen. Technology has changed the way we live, interact and communicate — all of which has significant health consequences.

Adam Anderson Ph.D. By Adam Anderson January 23, 2018

Can stress lead to a heart attack?

Many people underestimate the impact stress can have on the body, especially the heart. Women of all ages should take heart disease seriously.

Ismail Tabash, M.D. By Ismail Tabash January 17, 2018

Awareness and intervention help with suicide prevention

Suicide is a serious problem. Suicide is a human problem and affects people in all walks of life, culture and socioeconomic status. It’s the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause of death for those ages 35-54. Suicide is preventable. Most people want to live — they’re simply unable to see alternative solutions and feel stuck.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf January 16, 2018

Seasonal affective disorder explained

Are you starting to feel a little blue this winter? Long, dark days can affect your mood. Learn about seasonal affective disorder and how you can manage the symptoms.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar January 16, 2018

Gratitude creates gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving Day as I write about gratitude — a fitting day. For me, gratitude and being present in the moment has often been a saving grace when my head wants to travel to a place that will likely prove to cause unease.

Dana Stewart, L.C.S.W. By Dana Stewart December 26, 2017

Currents of grief: Finding balance through the holiday season

When a significant person in your life has died, it may feel as though your center of gravity has been upended. Reactions may be even more prominent given the changing seasons and approaching holidays.

November 9, 2017

Tips to help ease anxiety

Anxiety is often described as sustained and excessive worry that a person cannot control and is many times related to the anticipation of a future threat. Most everyone has had anxiety surrounding a stressful situation. However, anxiety becomes an obstacle for a happy, healthy life when it impacts our day-to-day lives.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen October 3, 2017

The W-Curve theory: What you should know to help your college freshman

Freshman year of college is known for being full of new experiences, but it also presents a variety of challenges. The W-Curve is an emotional pattern that most incoming students find themselves falling into throughout their first year in college.

September 6, 2017