Wellness Happenings

August 30, 2023

The upcoming month's programming includes several opportunities to increase mindfulness and reduce stress. Learn more below! Photo credit: Chelsea Gates on Unsplash

Each month, MBU’s medical/health and wellness navigator Christine Flory will share events, insights, and strategies on a variety of health-related topics with faculty and staff.

See below for the latest health and wellness news, and reach out to Christine at x7167 or cmflory@marybaldwin.edu.

You can also follow MBU health and wellness on Instagram.

Additional info is available on the MBU health and wellness website, plus recordings of Wellness Wednesday sessions and all-levels yoga classes.

The upcoming month's programming includes several opportunities to increase mindfulness and reduce stress. Learn more below! Photo credit: Chelsea Gates on Unsplash

Create Your WebMD Account

Do you have a WebMD account yet? This is where you can log and earn your quarterly wellness incentive. You must be benefits-eligible to earn the quarterly incentive.

  • You can find instructions for setting up your WebMD account at www.webmdhealth.com/vpc and click on “Create Account” to register.
  • Your Registration ID is your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format followed by the last 6 digits of your Social Security Number.

If you need assistance with your WebMD account, please reach out to their support line at 866-513-2505.

There is also an app called: Wellness at Your Side. You can self attest here, as well and view your wellness portal.


In addition, here is a video walking you through how to set up your account and navigate the WebMD portal.

Earn Quarter 3 Wellness Incentives

Log activities by Oct 1 to earn your incentive. Follow these easy steps at the following link:

  • Hover over 3 horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner
  • Click on REWARDS under the three lines
  • Scroll to view all the ways to earn
  • Click on a category to view options to earn 
  • Click on report completion to earn
  • Your points earned should be updated under Q3 incentives

Questions? Contact Wellness Coordinator, Christine Flory at cmflory@marybaldwin.edu

WebMD Program: Stressless Challenge

Rest, relax and restore your well-being during Well By Choice’s Stressless challenge, available through your WebMD account.

During Stressless, you’ll track your downtime for 21 of 28 days between 8/9/2023 and 9/5/2023. Take five minutes to relax for 14 days to earn 100 points and enjoy better well-being!

Record your progress at www.webmdhealth.com/vpc.

All-Levels Yoga Class

Are you interested in attending an all-levels yoga class on the MBU campus? Let Christine know!

Please complete this brief survey here.

Anthem EAP Webinars

Upcoming Webinar for September: Mindfulness

This workshop will teach the basic concepts of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into our everyday lives. Participants will engage in a short breathing exercise; exploring their world through their senses; and learning how to expand their attention and focus through mindfulness practices. The goal is to incorporate these techniques into all aspects of their lives, at home, in school, at work, and when interacting with others.

Date/Time: 9/5/2023 12:00 PM

Dial in: +1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 5JtqsJxbq34

Link: https://bli-meetings.webex.com/weblink/register/re1107793ddea6a47c1664afd45ae124c 

ID: ATHM104814

Past Webinars

To view a seminar on demand, go to anthemeap.com and enter your company code: MBU

You’ll find a link to these and other seminars on the homepage.

View the seminars on demand — anytime, anywhere. Submit a question and receive a response via email. Questions are logged in a FAQ section, so you can browse and learn from the questions of others.

May recording

June recording

July recording

August recording

Upcoming Events and Programs

National Suicide Prevention Week

During the week of September 10-16, 2023, follow Christine on Instagram @MBUWELLNESS for more information. 

The community-wide Out of Darkness Walk is also scheduled for 9 a.m. on October 21 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. Register here to participate.

Relationships Seminar

Noon to 1 p.m. on September 13, Murphy Deming campus

Join Dr. Lora Cantwell, assistant professor of social work, on Murphy Deming’s campus as she discusses relationships: how to create them, and keep them.

“Sip” N’ Paint Event

7 to 9 p.m. on September 12, Pearce Science Center

Sip n' paint event

Save the Date for October Events

Apple Day: October 3

Wellness Week: October 16-20