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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!

Digital Detox: Mindfully Reconnecting – Part 3

After a digital detox, it’s important to remember what you gained from your time away from technology. If you simply resume being glued to your screens, then your detox probably won’t have much impact. Instead, consider: What did you really miss about having your...

Digital Detox: How to Let Go – Part 2

Jonathan Fields, author of The Good Life Project, challenges you to put down your phone. Fields suspects that the more dread you feel about going unplugged for a day, the more you need a “digital detox”. One of his 30 suggestions for living a good life is to disengage...

New Year, New Program – Mini Grants

The Trust’s newest initiative, Mini Grants for sustaining School Employee Wellness (SEW) programs, launched last week. The new program is another way for OEA Choice Trust to support established, holistic school employee wellness programs in Oregon. Just like the...

Digital Detox – This is Your Brain on Smartphones

Have you ever asked yourself, “What did we do before the smartphone?” In our increasingly technology-driven world, it’s not unusual to see people take their phones with them everywhere, including the bathroom. For most of us, we’ve seen the rise of the cell phone,...

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...

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