October 2023 Newsletter

Changes for Fall '23

How to Register for Employee Wellness Classes:

Starting Fall semester, registration for all Employee Wellness classes will occur through the Employee Wellness App (www.wellsteps.edu/wsu). Please follow these steps to register for your favorite classes:


  • Log on to your Employee Wellness Account
  • Click on the three lines located in the upper right-hand corner
  • Locate the calendar icon
  • Using the Month, Week, or Day options, locate the date of the event
  • Click on the "R" and complete the registration form

Information will be uploaded to Training Tracker and will update your training history.


Wellness In 30


Developing Resiliency

Resiliency is a tool that better equips you to bounce back from problems and stay mentally and emotionally healthy. View this throw-back presentation and learn new ways to persevere through your daily challenges. Provided by Intern, Joseph Helton.

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Wellness In Action

October 12, 19, 26

Stress Coping Techniques

Looking for new ways to deal with stress? Explore different stress-coping techniques during this three-part workshop. Discover effective strategies to manage stress, build resilience, and establish healthy routines. Join Employee Wellness and take control of your well-being.

Please plan to attend all three classes for the section you choose.

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Healthy for Life

Fridays, October 6 - December 1

Learning how to cook meals can help you save money, provide a creative outlet, foster socializing between friends and family, and improve your overall health.

Grocery Shopping:

  • Pantry Makeover
  • Food Label Smarts
  • Weekly Meal Plan Made Easy
  • The Power of Plant-Based Eating
  • How to Avoid the Big 8 Food Allergens
  • Appealing Desserts

All participants will receive a reusable meal container that should be brought to each session.

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The Body Project

Thursdays, October 12 - November 16

The Body Project is a body acceptance program to empower women to engage in body acceptance and promote a positive body image.

The Body Project is a six-week program consisting of one, 45-minute weekly meeting each week. During meetings, participants will engage in a series of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which they consider the negative effects of pursuing the thin-ideal. All participants are expected to willingly contribute during each meeting.

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Gym Orientations

Fridays in October and November

Gym Orientations will help you become more acquainted with the gym equipment located in the Wildcat Arena. Register for the classes that seem most pertinent to you. Classes will include cardio machines, strength machines, and flexibility and core. The final class in this series will assist you with designing your personal exercise program.

Cardio & Fitness Assessment: Learn how to use the cardio equipment and complete a fitness assessment.

Machine Weights: The weight machines located on the north half of the Wildcat Arena were replaced in 2020. Attend this orientation to familiarize yourself with the new equipment.

Flexibility & Core: Improve your flexibility and learn what equipment can be used to strengthen your core muscles.

Program Development: Take what you have learned in the above three classes and develop an exercise program that meets your needs.*

*While you may attend classes in any order, it is highly recommended that you complete Cardio & Fitness Assessment, Machine Weights, and Flexibility and Core for enrolling in Program Development.

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Financial Fitness

October 2- November 12

During this six-week campaign, participants will have the opportunity to assess personal finances, track spending, and then apply simple strategies to help reduce spending, increase savings, and reduce debt.

Check your Employee Wellness Account each week as new techniques will be added to the Campaign tab.

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PEHP Wellness

Wellness On Demand

New for 2023

Whether you’re trying to be more active, improve your eating habits, or boost your mental well-being – you can now choose your own path to wellness from a menu of options.

Find a PEHP wellness program of your choice from the new on-demand webpage to jump-start your journey to a healthier you.

As always, you can earn cash rebates when you participate in various programs.

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Blomquist Hale Webinars

Blomquist Hale will provide webinars and workshops on a monthly basis. 

October 19

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

October 20

12:00 - 1:00 pm

October 23 - November 20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

October 26

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Monthly Divorce/SeparationSupport Group 

Pre-Marital: Relationship In’s and Out’s 5-Week Relationship Boot Camp (Monday’s) Boundaries in the Workplace

This adult support group is open to those who want to thrive through separation, post-divorce, or re-married. This workshop will be led by a Blomquist Hale professional counselor as an open confidential support group with educational properties. Some subjects that will be discussed will include: grief, coping with change, shame resilience, dating again, re-marriage, co-parenting, step-parenting, trusting again, and other topics that arise. This will be an ongoing group so participants can join when needed.

Are you in the beginning stages of a committed relationship or dating? Sometimes
it is difficult to recognize destructive patterns through healthy love and
not blinded love. In this workshop, the presenter will relay tips to make
relationships successful and balanced without losing your own values.
Furthermore, participants will get to know your compatibility
potential and how to find premarital happiness.
Are you ready to attend a 5-week program packed with the latest research to improve connection,
understanding, and satisfaction in your relationship? Each week participants will build a scientific
foundation for improving your relationships by learning practical skills and practice. You will enjoy this
hands-on workshop no matter what stage of life you are in.
Boundaries in general can be tricky to navigate. There are many reasons why we need to
set limits to achieve balance. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding
of how to improve assertive behavior and how to state your needs in the
workplace for better workplace satisfaction.

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TIAA will be providing live webinars throughout the month. 

Below is the itinerary of all currently scheduled webinars with direct scheduling links for July webinars. Employees can access these webinars at TIAA.org/webinars. Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date. 

October 4

10:00 am - 11:00 am

October 11

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

October 19

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

October 25

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Quarterly economic
and market update:
volatility and recent
Invest for success:
5 principles you
need to know
Generative AI
New Insights
and Actions
to Strengthen
Security and Boost
Maximize your
Health Savings
Account (HSA):
contributions are
more powerful
than you think
Hear from our chief
investment officer about
challenges investors are
facing and tips on how
to navigate them. This
includes the state of the
U.S. economy and key
market drivers, recent
financial policies and
politics and investing in
public markets.
No matter where
you are in your
career journey, this
webinar can help you
understand the key
principles of investing
for retirement. This
includes compounding,
taxes, choosing
investments and more.
Hear from cybersecurity
leaders who will share
the latest insights on AI
cyberattacks and steps
professionals can take
to avoid these crimes.
This includes the latest
higher education and
government initiatives
focused on generative
AI cybersecurity.
HSAs can do more
than cover current
healthcare expenses.
Learn how this unique
fund can support your
needs over time. This
includes tax advantages
and what your funds
can be used for today
and in the future.

Individual TIAA Counseling Sessions

October 17 and 18

In Person

Do you have questions about TIAA retirement plan or investments? Schedule an appointment to meet with Weber's TIAA representative, Don Fitch.

Use the link below to schedule an in-person or virtual counseling session.

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