Wellness Happenings

March / April 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 follow MBU health and wellness on Instagram, and access additional info on the MBU health and wellness website.

Spring seedlings

Get ready for spring by planting seeds in a mini-planter during the Earth Day: Plant a Seed Event! Join us on April 3, 12-1 p.m. at Murphy Deming. See more details below. (Photo credit: Markus Spiske on Unsplash)

Selfcare Strategy

How to Do Box Breathing

  • Step 1: Breathe in, counting to four slowly. Feel the air enter your lungs.
  • Step 2: Hold your breath for four seconds. Try to avoid inhaling or exhaling for these four seconds.
  • Step 3: Slowly exhale through your mouth for four seconds.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you feel re-centered.

New Wellness Portal for Faculty/ Staff: Health Advocate

As of last month, Health Advocate has replaced the WebMD wellness portal for faculty/staff.

You can create your account now and backlog any activities that qualify you for the first quarter wellness incentive ( January 1 – March 31, 2024).

Quarter one deadline to earn and log incentives is March 31.

Questions about the new portal can be emailed to Wellness Coordinator Christine Flory at cmflory@marybaldwin.edu 

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, which provides a comprehensive overview of the new wellbeing portal and how to log incentives.

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 light snacks will be available.

March EAP Webinar: Nutrition Navigator

Log-in info:

March EAP webinar

February EAP Webinar: 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. Discover best practices and tactics to get unstuck, create personalized action plans to tackle procrastination, and move forward productively!


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


March 12, 9-11 a.m. at Murphy Deming: Coloring and Coffee
Come by and grab a coffee and a coloring sheet to go along with tips on how to take a break (see flyer below)

Coloring and Coffee

March 19, 12:30-1 p.m. in the Nuthouse, for those viewing on campus: EAP Webinar: Nutrition Navigator (see details above)

March 19, 5-6:30 p.m. in Hunt Dining Hall: National Nutrition Month: Elevate Your Plate, with Kelli Wood, R.D. (see flyer below)


April 3, 12-1 p.m. at Murphy Deming: Earth Day Plant a Seed Event
Get ready for Earth Day (April 22) by planting seeds in a mini-planter at Murphy Deming!

Plant a seed event

April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Staunton campus: Coloring and Coffee
Come by and grab a coffee and a coloring sheet to go along with tips on how to take a break. Location on the Staunton campus is the Hunt Dining Hall mezzanine (see flyer below)