Bridge to Wellness

Lunch and Learn Recordings


Michelle Dawes, Wellness Coach, explains what wellness coaching is, talks about the benefits of wellness coaching and provides and example of what a wellness coaching session looks like. If you missed the webinar, you can check it out here: What is Wellness Coaching_-20230315_120234-Meeting Recording.mp4

Don't forget - you receive 4 free sessions of wellness coaching in a calendar year and it's also available to household members ages 18+!



If you missed our lunch and learn with Heather Pitschka, RD,  - she answers your questions and addresses health concerns from the survey you took earlier this year. View the recording here (must enter password):

Password: mC9uCJ22

Handout for Build a Wise Salad  - Dressing is 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar



SHIFT HAPPENS! Healthier Strategies For Coping - While we can’t avoid stress or control the world around us, we need to learn how to live with the “shifts” of everyday life.

In case you missed the live session, we have it recorded!

Check out the webinar (be sure to enter password):

Password: sEa3Kfkz


SEPT 28 - TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF & OTHERS IN THE WAKE OF SUICIDE OR UNEXPECTED DEATH In case you missed the presentation on Taking Care of Yourself & Others in the Wake of Suicide or Unexpected Death, you can find the recording link here:

Password: ZeTP37Fh

Please see the "Resources>Mental Health" page for additional handouts and materials. 



Miss the webinar? Got you covered - check out the recording here (must enter password):

Recording link:

Password: Zd3vJpV7

This presentation hosted by Omada, covers what the new program offers: 

- Licensed physical therapists*

- Personalized treatment plan

- Unlimited video visits

- Appointment within 48 hours 

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My Health Rewards by Medica – Healthy Eating Resources Learning Session Recording

Looking for ways to jumpstart your healthy eating journey?  Enjoy the many health benefits of planning your plate! Learn about healthy eating resources available to you through the My Health Rewards online tool that offers simple and effective eating well resources. Access the recording here (must enter password):

Password: JiPXdpD2


MAY 25 - ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM - The All of Us Research Program "lunch and learn" session was recorded and you can access the recording link here (be sure to include the password): 

Password: TfuBNrd3

The All of Us Research Program is a nationwide program that hopes to accelerate health research. It aims to build one of the largest databases of health information that researchers can use to study the health of our diverse communities. All adults age 18 or older who live in the U.S. are eligible to join. Although Essentia Health is an enrollment partner for All of Us, you do not need to be a patient of Essentia to join. For more information, please visit


APRIL 6  - PATHS TO POSITIVITY OVERVIEW - Wondering what the heck this program is all about? Check it out the quick overview here: 

Recording link:

Password: 7Ejw2rJH

Participant Manual



If you missed the short presentation, you can access the recording below. Must enter password.

Recording link:

Password: gM2mfKFv

Copy of slide deck



Erika Tollefson, Health Management Consultant with Marsh McLennan Agency, provided some insights into how the stress and burnout we are feeling may be related to Pandemic Flux Syndrome. She gave an introduction to better understand how this pandemic flux affects individuals and leaders and shared ways to support yourself and your colleagues during difficult times.

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: V=y5r8WN

Copy of Slide Deck


FEBRUARY 9 – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES ROADMAPMedica offers a variety of mental health resources, (Sanvello, Live and Work Well, etc.), but sometimes it can be challenging to know which one is right for you. During the presentation a representative from Medica’s behavioral health team walks us through different scenarios and situations to help identify which resource to tap into and when. Must enter password to access recording. 

Roadmap to Medica’s Behavioral Health Services

If you cannot open the link, copy and paste this link to your browser:

Password: FfmhRE@3

Copy of Slide Deck


JANUARY 12 – FINANCIAL GOAL SETTING – If you were not able to attend the Financial Goal Setting workshop, Marie Buchli, Vice President, Wells Fargo At Work shared strategies for setting financial goals and action steps to take.

You can view the recording here:

Must enter password: mYSJ2dxi


DECEMBER 15 – MAINTAINING BALANCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS – In case you missed it, here is the recording of the short, but informative Maintain Don't Gain presentation (must enter password):

Recording link:

Password: xMfNBdR2


NOVEMBER 17 - HOLIDAY SAVINGS - Marie Buchli, from Wells Fargo at Work, shared some simple tips and ideas on ways to save and manage your spending during the Holidays. The event was recorded and can be accessed here (be sure to enter password): 

Recording link:

Password: 6Xp89tUh

Check out this accompanying article for ideas to save more and spend less during the Holidays. 


AUGUST 18 – HELP ME SLEEP! – Did you miss the live presentation? We've got you covered! Stacey Quade shared a plethora of information on what keeps us from sleeping well, how to potentially change activity and sleep patterns, and shared more about herbal nervines and adaptogens.

You can check out the recording here: 

Password: sB8BMF2s

Access the Help Me Sleep Handout Here


JULY 21 – WELLS FARGO AT WORK PRESENTS ON RETIRINGIf you missed the presentation on Saving for Retirement, you can access the recording link here:  Be sure to enter the password: xPz2K4vw



The workshop was not recorded, however the slide deck can be found HERE. The slides contain all relevant websites and information that the presenter covered. If you have any questions after reviewing the deck, please contact Angel Hohenstein at or 730-5201. 

Find more information on Tuition Funding Sources here


APRIL 9– IMPACT OF STRESS & ANXIETY ON BODY & MIND WORKSHOPIf you missed this session, you can access the recording here:

Password: QpRCKD7p

APRIL 23 – PT. 2 TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO ADDRESS STRESS & ENHANCE RESILIENCEIf you missed this session, access the recording here:

Password: aMy975qM 


Looking for a little balance in life? If you missed Finding Balance workshop, check out the recording here: 

Password: VxJJW56M

Additional materials for the workshop include: Balancing life, Wheel of Life, SMART Goals

Questions? Contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein, at 218-348-9428 or email


Zero Waste Workshop - if you missed the event, April Hepokoski, shared some simple, inspiring steps that can help minimize our own waste (garbage).

Check out the recording of the webinar here (you will need to add the password):

Password: pZjQSP56

Learn more about Zero Waste & April at:



Although the Wells Fargo at Work Healthy Financial Habits workshop was not able to be recorded, there is a one-page hand out that summarizes all of the information that was covered in the session. Check out the details HERE



What causes stress in your life? What makes you feel off balance? What do you do to cope?

Link for the recorded session: 

Password: mJUEtjC7

Resources for the course include: Thought Record & Stress Management Resources


NOVEMBER 18 & 19 - LET'S TALK CREDIT - Wells Fargo at Work is back to talk credit! As part of healthy financial habits, credit is one component that we may all take advantage of, but may not always understand it's impact. It's never too late to learn more about ways to boost your credit, and Marie Buchli wants to help us discover those tips. The presentation will last roughly a half-hour, with time for questions at the end.
If you missed the webinar - below is a recording (must provide password): 
Lets Talk Credit
Password: ePUM3SbF 


Coffee-Break Conversations Recordings
March 30, 2021 - Movement Mindset
If you missed the Coffee Break Conversation on Movement Mindset we talked about ways to build in more natural movement throughout the day. Check out the recording here: 
Password: Jp2fd4wG
March 23, 2021 - Sleep Matters 

If you missed the Coffee Break Conversation on Sleep, we addressed the impact of sleep deprivation on the body (and mind) and shared some ideas on how to improve your shut-eye. Check out the quick recording here:

Password: pPbkM3P6

AUGUST 13 - Digital Wellbeing - RECORDING can be found (scroll to minute 4 - we had some tech difficulties) here  
Password: wGgUpfj3

Additional materials and resources for digital wellbeing: 


AUGUST 20 - Loneliness recording can be found here: 

Password: kPWrHsU5

AUGUST 27 - Boosting Immunity recording can be found here: 

​Password: DbCPF6Vm

SEPTEMBER 3 - Coffee & Caffeine recording can be found here: 

Password: 9bSiXhJj

Recordings of Unlocking Your Body's Secrets to Living a Healthy Life - Both recordings cover the same material. You can choose which day you wish to view. 

July 14th Recording of Unlocking Your Body's Secrets to Living a Healthy Life can be found here:

Password: Vpb2tswX

July 16 recording here: 

Password: 33VyfJMH

Recordings of Advance Care Planning are available now.  Advance Care Planning is a conversation about what you want to have happen with regard to your healthcare in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself. The Advance Care Directive document allows you to have a plan for such a situation and identify who you want to speak for you and carry out your wishes. 

Below are the links to the sessions (they cover the same material, just a different day so you can pick one) with the password: 

Password: HguUaaU2
Password: jPSi3phP

If you missed the Wells Fargo at Work web event on Protecting Your Identity, check out the recording here: 

Password for the recording is: UsPETjK6

Happy Hour series recordings can be found here: 

Happy Hour 1 - Positive Psychology:

Happy Hour 2 - Resilience:

Happy Hour 3/4- Strategies to Boost Mental Health: