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YourLife News / December

Have You Had a Financial Wellness Checkup Lately?

Fidelity and TIAA can provide guidance about a variety to financial topics, in addition to retirement planning. Make an appointment with a Fidelity or TIAA consultant today.

Financial topics include:
  • Budgeting
  • College savings
  • Charitable giving
  • Debt payoff strategies
  • Estate planning
  • Income protection (Life insurance protection, Longevity protection)
  • Investment strategy
  • Tax-efficient investing for non-retirement savings

Ohm for the Holidays

'Tis the Season for Mindful Eating and Being

YourLife and Northwestern Dining have partnered to provide this interactive workshop. Compass Group Registered Dietitian, Lisa Carlson, will discuss why the holiday season is both loved and loathed, and how "mindfulness" can set you up for a successful holiday season. We will share some fun tools and strategies for navigating holiday eating and entertaining while providing ways to appreciate all the good things holidays bring: being together with family and friends, enjoying traditions and sharing favorite foods.


  • Thursday, December 13
  • Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Norris, Arch Room 206


  • Thursday, December 6
  • Noon - 1 p.m.
  • McGaw Pavilion, Room 2-322

YourLife Fitness Classes

Each quarter YourLife and Northwestern Recreation co-sponsor free exercise classes on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. These on-site group exercise classes support Northwestern's ongoing objective of promoting faculty and staff health and well-being. Join us!

Wellness Programs

Mindfulness Meditation

Join YourLife for meditative practices on Tuesdays with Elizabeth Tuckwell in Chicago and on Fridays with Eric Budzynski in Evanston. The benefits of meditation include reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome.

  • Chicago: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., Abbott Hall Women's Center Suite 1400
  • Evanston: Fridays, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., Parkes Hall, Room 204

Nutrition Consultations

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with Vicki Shanta Retelny, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), to discuss strategies for eating a balanced diet, planning meals and grocery shopping. Vicki will assist you with setting realistic nutrition goals and provide motivational tips.

These 25-minute consultations are FREE for Northwestern faculty and staff. Read additional information about scheduling a consultation.