Why Workwell Works for me

Megan Green Stuke

Workwell Lawrence is, if you didn't already know, a part of the Livewell Lawrence coalition, and promotes wellness policies and practices in workplaces with a focus on physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use. If you know me, you know that I am not the image of health and fitness. So ...

Stop the madness! Pledge for pounds!

Megan Green Stuke

March Madness may have ended abruptly in sadness for many Lawrencians, but it also means that I can start focusing on my next goal a little sooner than anticipated. Instead of finishing out the month with game parties, adult beverages, pizzas, and junk food, I can move on to spring ...

The More You Know: Ballard Community Services

Megan Green Stuke

Many people might not know what Ballard Community Services does or what services are available to them via BCS. In an effort to put the most people in touch with resources and to help our community stay informed, here is a little Ballard Center tutorial. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/jan/29/268147/ **Did you know...** The ...

Have fun at work day is coming!!

Megan Green Stuke

I know, I know, every day should be have fun at work day, right? But sometimes we need a reason to spice things up and have an extra little bump of fun in our work lives. We are creatures of habit, and "the rut" is a dangerous and tempting place ...

Ballard Center potluck features local and fresh foods for families

Megan Green Stuke

[A little guacamole never hurt anybody.][1] [1]: http://www.lawrence.com/weblogs/the-flying-fork/2013/sep/18/nothing-guacamole/

How I fell into focus: Workplace Wellness

Megan Green Stuke

Some time ago, I sent an email into an abyss. You know the kind. You get an idea, you abandon all the things you're currently working on, do an internet search, go down the rabbit hole, and come out emailing someone about something you'd never thought much or anything about ...

A Safe and COOL 4th of July

Megan Green Stuke

I am a sucker for summer holidays, especially those with which I can get all theme-y and ridiculous. I like to dress the kids up in silly outfits. I like to get into the spirit of things. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/25/257608/ It stands to reason, then, that I'd love the 4th of July. ...

Community synergy takes helping to a new level

Megan Green Stuke

I've worked for Ballard Community Services now for just a few days shy of a year. It's tough to get my mind around all that I've learned. It's been a crash course in the Lawrence community. I've been elbows deep in community resources, social services, families, and, well, love. I'm ...

Connecting with other parents is key to sane and safe parenting

Megan Green Stuke

I've written a lot in this space about my parenting foibles. There was the disastrous time I [took him to swimming lessons][1]. I wrote about [missing his first steps][2]. We can't forget the "joy" of [sleep training][3]. And there were more. Lots more. I'm just keepin' it real, folks. Parents ...

Bouncing Back into Health with Ballard Community Services

Megan Green Stuke

There is no better excuse for falling off the diet wagon than pregnancy. And boy, did I fall. I enjoyed my extra *ahem* 300 calories a day. I am positive I never exceeded that guideline. Because root beer floats from Sonic are not more than 300 calories, right? RIGHT? But ...

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