March 2022 Open Line

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March 25, 2022


Laughter is the best medicine! Laughter and joy lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. Click here to find opportunities to laugh!

MAKE TIME FOR YOU THIS MARCH: Join fellow state employees for one or more of these free live events this week!

A NEW WAY TO RELAX + RECHARGE: Sanvello (which is available to you at no extra cost as part of your Employee Assistance Program benefits) is excited to bring you their new Grounding Exercises, designed to help you feel better during the toughest moments of the day. These easier-than-meditation audio exercises are here for you whenever you need a few minutes of calm. From quieting the inner critic to getting restful sleep, find the one that will give you the support you need right now.

GET OUTSIDE WITH US IN APRIL! Join the DCS Wellness Council for their next workplace wellness challenge – the Pick 5 in 30 Challenge. We’ll aim to explore more physical activity outdoors at different local greenways and parks over the month. You can walk, run, bike &/or hike – whatever is enjoyable to you! Sign-up for the challenge communications HERE. (Note: You do not have to sign-up for these communications to participate in this challenge.)

De-escalation Weekly Tip

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March 18, 2022

BX Crisis Guide
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March 11, 2022  

WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP:  Happiness is something we do. While we can’t choose our circumstances, we can learn about what makes us happy and we can take actions with the aim to create more happiness for ourselves and the people around us.  

  • In honor of International Day of Happiness (this Sunday, March 20), share with the DCS Wellness Council what makes YOU happy in our virtual Joy Jar for a chance to win a wellness prize! (Download a reminder to submit your joy HERE.) 

 MOVE MORE THIS MARCH:  Join fellow state employees for one or more of these free live events this week!  

De-Escalation Training Flyer
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March 4, 2022

WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP: Quickly learn just how much sleep YOU need and the benefits of good sleep from the American Heart Association HERE

MARCH MARKS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!  Join us for a fun game of HEALTHY EATING BINGO to try out healthier eating habits.  Simply aim to complete the various healthy eating activities listed in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) between Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 18, and submit your completed card to be entered in to win a wellness prize (blender shaker bottle)!   

Sign up for the challenge communications HERE. [Note: You do not have to sign up for these communications to participate in this challenge!]  

THE HERE4TN SCAVENGER HUNT IS BACK! Do you know all that Here4TN has to offer you as a State employee? Take the virtual Here4TN Scavenger Hunt between March 7-18 to find out all the ways Here4TN can help YOU!  (50 State employees who complete the Here4TN Scavenger Hunt will be randomly selected to receive a Here4TN Notebook!)  

WORKOUT WITH US THIS WEEK!  Working for a Healthier TN (WFHTN) offers a variety of live events completely complimentary to state employees. Try without any commitment! Just pop in, see if it interests you and stay if you want to give it a try! You don’t need a webcam or anything special. Just attend and engage with us! 

Monday, March 7 - Yoga for All (with Sophia) from 12-12:15 p.m. Central  

Tuesday, March 8:  Get Movin' in March with the TDH Wellness Warriors - Live Virtual Line Dancing from 12-12:30 p.m. Central 

Wednesday, March 9:  DHS Fitness Break from 11-11:10 a.m. Central  Yoga for All from 12-12:15 p.m. Central 

Thursday, March 10 Standing Core Workout with Kayla! from  9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Central  

DCS Fitness Break from 11-11:15 a.m. Central  Get Movin' in March - Live Virtual Salsa Dancing from 12-12:30 p.m. Central 

Friday, March 11 - Yoga: Core&More from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Central