Register for Paths to Positivity now, start mapping out a happier, healthier life


Paths to Positivity is a campaign Oct. 7-Nov. 8 to help you practice daily activities that lead to a happier, healthier life. This five-week self-guided campaign promotes mental well-being through your choice of three different paths: connection, mindfulness or purpose. Register now.

How Paths to Positivity works

Paths to Positivity is offered to employees at no cost through Stride, the City’s wellness program. If you register, you’ll receive an email each week for five weeks. In the first week, you can read about each path (connection, mindfulness and purpose) and select the one that most resonates with you. During the rest the campaign, you’ll practice happiness actions relevant to your path and track your progress on a travel log. You will also receive weekly newsletters with tips and resources.

Kickoff event

The Paths to Positivity kickoff event with keynote speaker Jean Abbott, seen on the Today Show, will motivate people to live a positive and purposeful life. Abbott will share her powerful and uplifting story of perseverance no matter what life brings.

Paths to Positivity kickoff
Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7
City Hall, Room 319

Abbott’s talk has audiences crying one minute and laughing the next. Abbott shares her journey of living with a misdiagnosis and explains how her sense of purpose along with a positive attitude enabled her to survive three decades of unnecessary medical treatments.

Watch a short video of Abbott inviting you to the event.

Other events

You’ll also be invited to events to connect with colleagues in the program. Register in COMET Learning & Development using a keyword from the event title.


Date and time



Three Good Things

Noon-1 p.m.
Oct. 10

City of Lakes, Room 101

Three Good Things is a hands-on tool that helps you focus on positivity to increase your feelings of well-being. Participating in this program can effect your life for up to six months. This tool is offered through Bounce Back Project, a unique collaborative of physicians, nurses, healthcare leaders and staff with the purpose of influencing lives by promoting health through happiness.

How to Simplify Your Life

Noon-1 p.m.
Oct. 22

City Hall, Room 132

The benefits of slowing down and pacing yourself are examined along with strategies for managing time. This program takes a serious look at the factors contributing to the frenetic pace of today's world and identifies why we feel so rushed.


Noon-1 p.m.
Oct. 28

City of Lakes, Room 101


Mindfulness is one of the most researched and clinically evidenced tools for building a happier and healthier life. Through mindfulness we can learn how to live a more balanced life. This session introduces a practice that can be woven into everyday life.

How to Create Passion and Motivation

Noon-1 p.m.
Nov. 6

City of Lakes, Room 101

This thought-provoking workshop is designed to energize you by helping you create a productive, self-motivating work environment. The value of goal-setting and achievement will also be discussed. 

Learn more

Contact the Benefits Team on CityLife with questions.

Published Sep 17, 2019



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