Mental Health First Aid@Work 2023 Trainings

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being that can often be misunderstood or overlooked. To increase awareness about mental health and highlight supportive resources, Balanced You has partnered with the National Council of Behavioral Health to offer Mental Health First Aid@Work (MHFA@Work) trainings. These trainings are available to all County employees,... Continue Reading →

Take small steps for better health with Omada

In observance of Heart Health Month, King County and Omada want to provide you with tips for taking small steps to improving your heart health. There's no question about it--regular activity really pays off, from lowering your blood sugar and cholesterol to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Omada is a personalized program... Continue Reading →

Get Movin’ with Balanced You

You talked and Balanced You listened! Based on your feedback to our exercise sessions during Coffee Connections in 2022, we decided to host regular classes to get you moving through your busy workday. Get moving with us every other Wednesday via Zoom. These 30-minute move breaks are free and virtual so you can tap in... Continue Reading →

Balanced You Mindfulness Schedule Winter 2023

Balanced You continues to partner with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. Mindfulness is a practice that can help you quiet your mind, find focus, and reduce some of the stress many of us experience.  We have classes available for all employees that... Continue Reading →

Compassion fatigue and burnout: What they are and how to recover

The ongoing pandemic and seasonal illnesses, stressful end-of-year work assignments, additional holiday activities - these and other factors can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. These conditions can lead to long-term mental and physical health complications. Fortunately, steps can be taken to recover from compassion fatigue and burnout and to develop resiliency to carry us through.... Continue Reading →

Focus on Financial Goals in 2023

My Secure Advantage (MSA) is a financial wellness program that provides King County employees with tools and coaching to help you reach your financial goals. King County employees get 90 days of money coaching every year. View the flyer below to learn more about MSA's Money Coaches. Click download at the bottom of this post to... Continue Reading →

Quick start guide to mindfulness

Balanced You partners with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. If you want to practice mindfulness on your own outside of the classes, Mindfulness Northwest has created a Quick Start Guide to Mindfulness Practice. The guide below includes recommendations on mindfulness practices you can do on your own, at... Continue Reading →

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