Wellness Happenings

February / March 2024

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.

Fruits and veggies

National Nutrition Month is coming up in March! Learn how to “Elevate Your Plate” with Maggie Sullivan R.D. on March 26 (see more info below). Photo credit: Anna Pelzer on Unsplash

Selfcare Strategy: For when you’re feeling overwhelmed

4, 7, 8 Breathwork 

New Wellness Portal for faculty/ staff coming in February

Health Advocate will be replacing the WebMD wellness portal beginning on Feb. 1, 2024.

You can create your account now and backlog any activities that qualify you for the Q1 wellness incentive (which runs Jan. 1 through March 31, 2024) once the portal becomes live on Feb. 1, 2024.

Question about the new portal can be emailed to Christine at cmflory@marybaldwin.edu 

Anthem EAP Webinars

View on demand

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 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.

NEW: Group watch parties

Join MBU wellness and Christine to watch, listen, and learn during a group viewing party each month. Locations will change month to month, so stay tuned via the MBU announcements and Instagram. Bring your lunch, and snacks will be available.

February watch party on the theme of procrastination

Procrastination, the action of delaying or putting off a task, can become a never-ending cycle filled with remorse, panic, and excuses. In this session, participants will learn how to break this cycle by reflecting on their own personal history of procrastination and identifying our own root causes. Join this interactive session to discover best practices and tactics to get unstuck, create personalized action plans to tackle procrastination, and move forward productively!

Join virtually:


Don’t forget you have access to EAP and Talkspace!

These services provide in-network virtual EAP support for counseling and therapy.

Talkspace offers private and convenient mental health support on your schedule. Engage in counseling, therapy, and medication services from the convenience of your device (iOS, Android, web).

All care is delivered virtually by a behavioral health clinician or medical professional. Talkspace’s network includes thousands of licensed, insured, and verified therapists and prescribers who can treat a variety of needs.

Faculty/Staff Support Through TimelyCare

TimelyCare provides a dedicated phone line for faculty and staff to reach the
TimelyCare team for guidance and support in cases of student distress.

You can access Faculty and Staff Support by calling 833-4-TIMELY. It’s available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Upcoming MBU Wellness Events


Feb. 2: National Wear Red Day

Feb. 20, 12:30-1 p.m. in the Nuthouse: EAP Webinar on procrastination (for those viewing with the campus watch party)

Feb. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Hunt Gallery: DIY Friendship Bracelets (see flyer below)


March 19, 12:30-1 p.m.: EAP webinar, Nutrition Navigator (log-in details to come)

March 26, 5-6:30 p.m. in Hunt Dining Hall: National Nutrition Month: Elevate Your Plate, with Maggie Sullivan R.D. (see flyer below)

March 31: Deadline to log Q-1 wellness activities