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WellBeing News

Friday Walk and Talks

2 Apr 2020

Every Friday from April 3 to May 15, set out on a one-mile walk at the location of your choice.

ISU WellBeing is committed to creating a walking community (even virtually) for ISU employees. This Spring we are encouraging you to break from the work you are doing and go on a one-mile walk every Friday. We have a few suggestions for how you can connect during this time.

Well-being Wednesdays

1 Apr 2020

Well-being Wednesday Conversations start Wednesday, April 8!!

We want to connect with you! Every Wednesday afternnoon starting April 8, join your ISU WellBeing team in a conversation on well-being during these challenging times. Each week we will share information on staying well and connecting with other ISU employees.

Mid-Morning Mindfulness

31 Mar 2020

Mid-Morning Mindfulness starts Thursday, April 2!!

There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Starting April 2,

What I Learned About Myself at the Grocery Store: Mindfulness Lessons from COVID-19

30 Mar 2020

What I Learned About Myself at the Grocery Store:

Mindfulness Lessons from COVID-19

By: Elaine Smookler, March 20, 2020

Elaine Smookler didn't expect to find herself fighting the urge to panic-buy while shopping this week. Here's how mindfulness helped her to slow down and remember kindness.

Blood Supply Needs Your Donation!

23 Mar 2020

Looking for ways to support your community in this time of need, please consider supporting the local blood drive! Whether you live in Ames or other communities, your donation is needed. 

Please consider donating at a donation center in your area now and in the next few months to come!

Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

19 Mar 2020

Author and assistant professor at Brown University, Judson A. Brewer, M.D. , shares perspective on how the panic and anxiety spreads during challenging times and how your brain naturally responds in this situation. Learn how simple awareness can help you break from the anxiety cycle.


Finding Gratefulness Every Day

18 Mar 2020

Throughout the next several weeks, ISU WellBeing will be posting additional resources to support your well-being during these challenging times with social distancing and remote work.


Check out our first posting now by taking five minutes for your own self-care, sit back in your chair, click on the link "A Grateful Day"and enjoy this video with Brother David Steindl-Rast.

2020 Financial Education Seminar & Webinar Schedule!

17 Jan 2020

Every year Iowa State University partners with our retirement vendors to offer free financial education seminars and webinars for employees and significant others. Whether you are learning to spend within your means, invest in your future, or live in retirement, there is a session for you! Please see our 2020 schedule below:

TIAA On-Campus Seminars

Monday, Feb. 24 – Gaining Insight:  Navigating Debt Consolidation and Understanding the Mortgage Process  (Noon - 1 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Stress Profilers available through ISU WellBeing!

1 Oct 2018

Are you feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out and depleted of energy and enthusiasm? Well, you aren't alone, approximately 59% of the workforce feels the same.