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Living Well Wednesday is a virtual learning series hosted by K-State Research and Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) professionals from across the state of Kansas. The 2022  Webinar Series (January-March) recordings and support materials are posted below.  We plan to host a Fall 2022 Living Well Series.  Dates and registration will be posted on this site when confirmed.  
Topics will touch on a wide variety of essential skills that empower you and your family to live, work, and thrive!

 2022  Webinar Series (January - March)

January 12, 2022: "Parents Guide to Social Media" 

Note: Due to the content discussed this webinar is intended for an adult audience.

  • Do you know what phone apps are the most popular in the United States? Join John Calvert, Director of Safe and Secure Schools Unit as he teaches us about what apps to be aware of on our child's phone.

  • Please complete the following survey upon viewing the "Parents Guide to Social Media" recording above.

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January 26, 2022: "Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude"

  • Was your New Year's Resolution to become more positive? Do you wnt to enhance your personal and professional life? Join us to learn how to change your attitude into a grateful one. You will learn the art of practicing gratitude, the benefits of practicing gratitude, and the impact it has on our lives.

  • Webinar presenters: Jennifer LaSalle, County Extension Agent, West Plains District; Mirna Bonilla, Nutrition and Health Agent, Chisholm Trail District; and Gayle Price, Extension Specialist, Southeast Region.

  • Please complete the following survey upon viewing the "Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude" recording above.

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February 9, 2022:  " The Five Languages of Appreciation”

  • Languages of Appreciation explores important highlights from“The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,by Paul White and Gary Chapman. The book is excellent in helping readers to understand the importance of creating a culture that values and respects the ways in which colleagues and staff, at all levels, individually want to be appreciated. Participants will learn more about their own language of appreciation, explore important prerequisites to sharing effective appreciation and receive practical tips on how to express genuine appreciation throughout the workplace.  
  • Guest Presenter:LaVerne Williamson, Employee Relations and Engagement Specialists K-State Human Capital Services
  • Please complete the following survey upon viewing "The Five Languages of Appreciation" recording above.

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February 23, 2022: "The MIND Diet and Walk Kansas 2022"

  • Learn the benefits of the MIND Diet and hear first-hand the updates for the health and wellness program Walk Kansas 2022. 
  • Guest Presenters: Lori Wuellner, Extension Agent, Wyandotte County and Sharolyn Jackson, Extension Specialist, Northeast Region
  • Please complete the following survey upon viewing "The MIND Diet and Walk Kansas 2022" recording above

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March 9, 2022: "Preparing Your Finances for Times of Disaster"

  • If you think your household finances are not vulnerable to disaster, think again.  Just one flood, fire, earthquake, or tornado can wipeout a lifetime of savings. Learn steps you can take to help protect your family and business finances from unexpected events of nature.

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March 23, 2022: "Consumers Beware: Avoiding Identity Theft & Scams"

  • Today’s technology leaves the door open for intrusions from the ever-crafty marketers and even criminals. This program will cover some of the common approaches to the invasions of our personal privacy. Tools and information will be shared to help prevent these types of activity from happening to you.
  • Presenters: Barbara Stockebrand, Extension Agent, Southwind District and Janae McNally, Extension Agent, Frontier District

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Holiday Series 2021


The follow video recording is for both sessions listed below:

December 8, 2021- Topic: "Stress Less: Connect and Communicate Through the Holidays"- Family dynamics can be difficult, particularly during the holiday season. The webinar is a deep dive into communicating effectively with family members to reduce stress, create an inclusive environment and make the most of the holiday season.

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Healthy Living:Yoga for Kids  

                                                           

November 17, 2021- Topic: "Stress Less: Celebrate Self-Care Through the Holidays"

Do the holidays stress you out? Learn how stress affects the body. Identify what your stressors are and learn how to develop your personal self-care plan that will help you get through the holiday madness. 

 

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If you need help finding your local Extension office for more information on this webinar and other topics, check here:

 ksre.k-state.edu/about/stateandareamaps