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Posted on July 10, 2018 by Susan Robinson

Vacation: Consider it a Big Investment in You

Do you think of yourself as an asset worth investing in? Think of taking vacations as an investment to increase the value of that asset (YOU).

Common misconceptions about work:

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen

While striving to live a healthy lifestyle, life is made easier when the environment around us supports healthy choices. We spend most of our days at work, yet most of the food available at state agencies is not necessarily healthy. We at Thrive know that many agencies desire healthy food to be available at their locations.

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen

During the month of April, Thrive is placing a focus on Stress Awareness Month. In our toolkit, we outline ways to identify signs and symptoms of stress, and how to determine the root cause of stress in your life. These are important first steps in controlling and managing stress, but let's take it a step further and outline four ways that you can mitigate the effects stress can have on your body:  

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen

It’s National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food.” This phrase is pretty versatile as it can mean different things for different people. For example, it could mean starting your day off with a healthy breakfast or fueling before a sporting event. It could also mean preparing food to “go further” at home by only buying what you need and not letting perishable items spoil. Today, I’m going to focus on the latter, specifically with meal planning.

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Chrystal Hedges

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Chrystal Hedges

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Susan Robinson


State employees have been participating in recreational sports leagues for three years now. The original goal of these leagues was to provide an outlet for stress, get some movement and build social well-being. Everyone seems to be having fun and enjoying getting to know people from other state agencies.

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Kathryn Kitchen

Life is hectic. Our days are consumed by work, family commitments and other demands. It’s normal nowadays to be busy, but it’s important to take time for yourself among the busyness of your days. Ensuring you get enough movement (physical activity) in your life is one way to take care of yourself and your body. There are many benefits to movement. For example, movement can:

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Anonymous (not verified)


Posted on May 1, 2017 by Susan Robinson

As kids we played in the dirt, digging holes, making mud pies. Sometimes we even helped our parents plant flowers or a vegetable garden. We didn't realize how much we were helping our immune system become stronger. Come to find out, studies now show how gardening and touching the earth promotes overall well-being.

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Chrystal Hedges