Wellness During COVID-19

During this time of prevention and distance learning and working in response to COVID-19, the Wellness staff is here to help you stay healthy and well.  The following wellness services, opportunities, and resources are available for students and employees.  You may also contact [email protected] to inquire about wellness related questions or concerns.

  • Gather at the Well with Wellness - For centuries people gathered at the community well to draw the water needed for their families to survive and thrive, it was also a time to socially connect with others in the community. Visit the wellness event calendar every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until summer to gather via zoom for connection, a break from work/classes, and to recharge at our "virtual Luther well"!
  • Virtual Health and Wellness Coaching is available by appointment.  Appointments may be requested by completing this form.
  • Virtual Nutrition Counseling appointments are available for students depending on the state where they are currently residing. Students may email the Dietitian, Anne Blocker, to inquire about availability.
  • Virtual Lunch and Learns/Workshops - Visit the wellness event calendar to register for virtual lunch and learns and workshops via Zoom.  Lunch and learns and workshops will be added as they are scheduled.
  • Virtual Employee Ergonomic Assessments are available by appointment for those experiencing ergonomic concerns working from home. Due to social distancing, assessments may be limited in scope, and we ask that employees fill out the health and wellness coaching form to request appointments (not the regular ergonomic request form).
  • Ask Us is an online resource where you can ask our staff any health and wellness related question and receive a written response, which may be anonymous if you choose. Check it out here!

Looking for some tips or resources to stay healthy and well during this time?  Check out the frequently updated resource blurbs in the sidebar for some of our favorites.

Looking for COVID-19 specific health and wellness information? Visit the Health Advisory page.


Find Calm and Nourish Resilience

Enroll now for a free 30 day mindfulness and resilience course from top experts in the field to calm anxious thoughts, strengthen emotional resilience, and cultivate compassion and connection.

Financial Wellness Education and Counseling

Access the Foundation for Financial Wellness' Five Essentials for Financial Wellness Program for free (regularly $285.00) for a robust, interactive online courses and private, personalized financial counseling to better understand your relationship with money and how it affects you personally and professionally.

Well-being from Home with the AIPM

Since many people are spending their time at home, the American Institute for Preventative Medicine created this website to share resources, videos, and articles to help you maintain your Well-Being From Home. It is divided into 4 sections: Staying Physically Active, Eating Wisely, Mental Wellness, and Staying Safe.

Get Moving!

Can't get to your gym or park? You can still get moving. Check out Life Fitness' workout of the day for free or try a Virtual Race.

How about a podcast?

Fear in the Time of the Coronavirus is a good listen.

Focus on the Good

Earmark this Happiness Calendar from the Greater Good Science Center. It is wonderful way to keep focus on the good in your lives.

Watch Free Movies and eBooks from the Decorah Public Library

There are 30,000 plus films that you could watch as well as hundreds of eBooks to read. This is the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy which is now free for Winneshiek County residents. There is unlimited access for quality education content like Arthur, Sesame Street or even language-learning series for your children. Library card holders can access Kanapy and sign up to start streaming films instantly.If you are having difficulty, email the Decorah Public Library for assistance.

Try Some Mindfulness

Just a few minutes of mindfulness meditation a day can help with your stress levels. Mindful.org has a wonderful link to three-day mindfulness activity that can help calm your inner self so that you can help calm others around you.