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The OEA Choice Trust blog is one more way for us to connect with school employees! Once or twice a month the blog will be updated with a new post featuring the latest in the science of well-being. Guest writers from other health and well-being organizations will also be invited to share their expertise. Please check back monthly or sign up for announcements from the Trust to be notified about new posts!

Forest Bathing for Well-being

Though the practice of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, has been going strong in Japan since the 80s and 90s, it is now gaining headway in the United States, too. What is “forest bathing”? Forest bathing is less of a hike and more of an intentional but relaxed nature...

Healthy Habits and the Mouth/Body Connection

This post was written by guest blogger Elizabeth Gordon of MODA Health. It is never too late to adopt healthy habits and preventive changes, especially when it comes to your mouth! Now is the perfect time to check how your healthy habits stack up. The list below is a...

4 Tips to Stop Stress in its Tracks!

This post was written by guest blogger B Grace Bullock, PhD. In a 2017 Educator Quality of Work Life Survey, roughly two thirds of the nearly 5,000 respondents said their work was “always” or “often” stressful; twice the rate felt by professionals in the general...

Green Thumbs Up for Gardening

It's probably no surprise that gardening is physically good for you, but did you know it boosts all 5 elements of personal well-being? Because gardening can be done in small spaces, raised beds, pots and planters, it’s a great way to boost your well-being from spring...

School Employee Wellness Grant Opportunity

  OEA Choice Trust is pleased to announce another competitive grant opportunity! This opportunity offers funds to Oregon public school districts, community colleges and education service districts to promote and support the health, well-being and resilience of all...

Meal Prepping Your Way to a Better Work Week

Making time to cook one or two larger meals on the weekend can feel daunting, especially if you have recurring events like kids’ soccer games or church. However, meal prep can be a great strategy for buying yourself more time during the week! Meal prep, or batch...

Fortifying Health and Well-being with OEA Choice Trust

This post is written by Dede Montgomery, Senior Research Associate - Outreach & Education of Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. She is also a member of the School Employee Wellness Conference Planning...

Stay Social to Stay Well

Did you know that having strong, healthy relationships can benefit you as much as being a non-smoker? They can even be more impactful than healthy eating or exercising, according to a study referenced by Harvard Health Publishing. Positive relationships can help you...

Better Habits, Happier You

With the New Year, many of us feel compelled to make resolutions. In order to keep up your momentum, read the tricks and tips from Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before; Amanda Steinberg, financial advisor and author of Worth It; and Charles Duhigg, author of...

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