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Season Two

Emotion Well Episode 9 - Radical Hospitality: One Burrito at a Time

Joe Laslo is a man on a mission. Since 2015, Joe has been serving radical hospitality one burrito at a time to the homeless and food insufficient in Des Moines, Iowa through the non-profit, Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (UBFM). Learn how a bike accident in 2014 turned into one of Joe’s greatest endeavors and how it has changed the lives of those who he has met along the way. In addition, find out how you can get involved with UBFM and learn more about EFR’s annual fundraiser, Ride Don’t Hide! 



Urban Bicycle Food Ministries – https://ubfmdsm.com/

Urban Bicycle Food Ministries Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/410291065841161/

Ride Don’t Hide –  https://efr.org/stay-connected/ride-dont-hide/






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Emotion Well Episode 6 - Fall in Love with Financial Freedom

Have you ever thought about your relationship style when it comes to money? Is money causing stress in your personal relationships? Hear from Scott Nelson of Legacy Financial Group the small and big steps you can take to have a healthier relationship with your banking and retirement accounts.



Webinar – My Financial Life: Money Matters:    https://lfgplanners.com/wp/events/

Questions about workplace financial wellness programmingkathy@lfgplanners.com

Resources and Financial Calculators: https://lfgplanners.com/resources.php

National Endowment for Financial Education NEFEhttps://www.smartaboutmoney.org/


Scott Nelson is an Investment Advisor Representative with Legacy Financial Group, a Registered Investment Adviser.  Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Legacy Financial Group.  The topics discussed, and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener. Legacy Financial Group does not offer legal or tax advice, listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance


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Emotion Well Episode 2 - Understanding Postpartum OCD

Haley Pederson Hundley shares her journey into motherhood and through postpartum OCD in this episode centered on self-care and self-awareness for new moms. Learn what resources Haley used to guide her through the ups and downs of becoming a mom and how those resources helped her gain a different perspective on the must-have tools and conversations one needs as they journey into motherhood.



Resources: International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundationhttps://iocdf.org/expert-opinions/postpartum-ocd/

American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/pi/women/resources/reports/postpartum-depression



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Emotion Well Episode 1 - Support for your Student A(SAP)!

Learn from Steve Arneson, a retired school teacher and school counselor some of the best ways to support your student,  how to stay connected to the resources available to students and parents, and how to keep open communication channels about the emotions your student is experiencing. 


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Season One

Emotion Well Episode 6 - Season One Recap

Season one is a wrap! 2020 has been a trying year to say the least but Emotion Well is here to continue inspiring and sharing stories and ideas about how to take care of your emotional wellness. Check out our season one recap and stay tuned for season two this fall! In our upcoming season we are covering youtha and adolescent emotional health, postpartum emotional needs, nutrition, and how to normalize a healthy lifestyle (to name just a few!). 


If you have any ideas you’d like to share for season two, please email us at emotionwell@efr.org!

Emotion Well Episode 5 - Secrets to Sustainable Success

Kevin Peterson is the owner of Peterson Holistic Services, located in Urbandale, Iowa, and the founder of Permanent Weight Loss Solutions. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to making lifestyle related changes, and he so generously shared his secrets to sustainable success with Emotion Well!

Kevin has combined his philosophy and experience in weight loss with his education in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, certification as a Personal Trainer, and diploma in Nutrition Therapy to create a Virtual Training Program that taps into the intelligence of your body and supports its natural ability to heal. Because, in the end, that is what weight loss is, a healing process.

Emotion Well Episode 4 - Making Connections with Cancer

Louise Crall is the Human Resources and Community Engagement Director at Employee and Family Resources. Louise is a two-time cancer survivor and shares how her treatment and recovery benefitted from making new connections in her community with others going through similar experiences. In addition, Louise shares how she remains involved in Above and Beyond Cancer, years after her diagnosis and treatment.

Emotion Well Episode 3 - Opioid Epidemic - Get the Facts

Hannah McMunn is a Prevention Specialist with Employee and Family Resources. A large part of her role on the Prevention Team is to provide resources and programming around the opioid epidemic in Jasper County, Iowa. Oftentimes people view legal drugs as much safer and less harmful than illegal drugs but in recent years, the opioid epidemic has proven that prescription pain medication can have just as many health consequences and can be just as dangerous and deadly.

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Emotion Well Episode 2 - Retire with Purpose

Tom Farley is living a life of purpose in retirement and shares his professional knowledge and personal experiences about retiring with purpose and passion. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next two decades, learning about retirement beyond financial security is critical for optimal well-being during your golden years.

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Emotion Well Episode 1 - Understanding Food and Mood

Susie Roberts, the Nutrition Services Director for Community Health Partners, a community-based organization focused on achieving outstanding results for patients, clients, families, and communities shares how food and mood are connected! Did you know you make over 200 food choices each day? While many people associate making food choices with their physical health and appearance, food choices affect emotional well-being, too. In this episode, Susie answers the many questions floating around regarding those choices, diet fads, and explains the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating.

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