Local Lifesaver Stories

When we share our stories, our example can influence—and even save—someone’s life. Local Lifesavers are individuals or teams who have gone the extra mile to make life better for another person or simply inspire others through their personal journey.

The Lifesaver Wellbeing Series taps into these most basic human needs to encourage, support, and connect with each other through storytelling by featuring local Lifesavers talking about their own experiences and challenges as they move toward better health and wellness. Their video stories serve as real-life examples of how to put the monthly goals into practice.

The Lifesaver videos below can be embedded in an email, played during a meeting, and/or used as motivation and inspiration prior to kicking off a group activity.


Purpose Wellbeing
- Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Volunteeringfeaturing Jill Johnson

Heart Centeredfeaturing Brian Spies

Save a Lifefeaturing Gail Burant

Many Paths, One Mountain featuring Lynne Hyer

- Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.

Addressing Sleep Concernsfeaturing Mary Hintz

Physical Fitness Challenge featuring Tim Diermeier

Running for a Purpose featuring John Starry

Leading by Example featuring Kevin Krull

Walking For Health featuring Jayme Rankin

Plant Based Nutritionfeaturing Don Sallenbach

Healthy Living featuring Lisa Sanderfoot

Getting Healthier Together featuring Dean and Terri Blahnik

Heart Healthfeaturing Terri Glodowski

Great 8 Hours of Sleep featuring LeAnne Krahn

Men's Health- Never Skip a Seasonfeaturing Jack Manning

Foodie Dutyfeaturing Liberty Ansorge & Hannah Guyette

Own your healthfeaturing Dawn Smith and Julie Johnson

- Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.

Developing Supportive Relationships featuring Amy Winzenried and Karen Sinette

Women Helping Womenfeaturing Kathy Kurowski

Developing Good Citizensfeaturing Julie Patzke

Getting Healthier Togetherfeaturing Rachel Lom

Connect. Belong. Heal.featuring Marcia Kritzler-Egeland

Connect with what mattersfeaturing Brenda Marquardt

- Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

It Makes Me Happy featuring Karla Brooks

Empowering Young Women featuring Sarah Nelson

Finding Yourself featuring Kerry Geocaris

Positivity featuring Cindy Dahlman

Living Empowered and Strong featuring Claire Doty

Recognizing Symptoms of Depressionfeaturing Naomi and McKenna (mother/daughter)

Being Enoughfeaturing Nadine Mackovech

Consider an Advance Directivefeaturing Nan Bush, Director, The Bellin Health Foundation

- Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

Financial Wellbeingfeaturing Teal Van Lanen

Financial Wellbeingfeaturing Lyndsi Seymour

- Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

Career Wellbeingfeaturing Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart and Mayor Wayne Schmidt

Career Wellbeingfeaturing Joan Mitchell

Career Wellbeingfeaturing Steve Baue

- Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.

Using your strengths to face your fear and expand knowledge and skillsfeaturing Samantha Golonka

Learn and Grow - finding ways to expand knowledge and skillsfeaturing Lori Dahlke

Bloom, Blossom, Growfeaturing Lynne Hyer

- Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.

Be a Lifesaver: Environmental Wellbeing featuring Dr. Steven Gerndt

Joy in Workfeaturing the Packer Tour Guides

For more information about the FREE Lifesaver Wellbeing Series, contact Linda Golik, Wellness Consultant, at (920) 436-8668 or email wellnessconsultant@bellin.org.