Refresh From Stress

Refresh From Stress is an annual program that offers you the opportunity to engage in simple activities to improve your resiliency and enhance your overall emotional well-being.

About the Program

For 2022, your Healthy Emory Team has designed four activities (three, self-guided challenges and one video) to help you with quick and easy strategies for increasing your capacity to respond to and manage your stress.

Who is eligible?

This program is open to all benefits-eligible employees, as well as spouses and Pre-65 retirees on an Emory medical plan.

When is it?

The program takes place from August 1 – September 30, 2022.

What are the activities?

In order to successfully complete the program, you must complete three out of the four activities (see chart below). All of these are accessed by using Healthy Emory Connect, Emory's platform and mobile app, powered by Sharecare.

ActivityActivity DescriptionDates AvailableFAQs
Summer Green Day ChallengeTrack and earn at least 21 green days to complete the Summer Green Day Challenge. Plus, check your progress to see how you’re stacking up against other Emory participants!

August 1 – September 30, 2022

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Live Mindfully Challenge

Start a healthy habit by focusing on the main stressors in your life and find ways to manage or eliminate them. Track your stress in the stress tracker for at least 21 days to complete the Live Mindfully Challenge.

September 1 – September 30, 2022

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Take Time to Breathe ChallengeDo one or more of the mindfulness exercises in this challenge to help calm your mind. Then, self-attest to your completion of at least one activity each day to complete the Take Time to Breathe Challenge.

September 1 – September 30, 2022

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Watch a Mindfulness Video

Watch a 4-minute mindfulness video, Quiet Overwhelming Self-talk which provides a 4-step breathing exercise that can help you focus on what you need right now.

The video is available on Healthy Emory Connect and can also be accessed here.


August 1 – September 30, 2022

How do you participate?

If you have not already joined Healthy Emory Connect, you need to get that set up first (see instructions here). Once you've joined, follow these steps to participate in the 2022 Refresh from Stress activities:

  1. Log in to Healthy Emory Connect.
  2. Click Refresh from Stress and select each activity to view details.
To join the challenges:
  1. Select Achieve and then Challenges.
  2. Click Join Challenge to participate in Summer Green Day Challenge, Live Mindfully Challenge, or Take Time to Breathe Challenge.

Additional Activities

Be on the lookout for these additional activities during the month of September:

  • Free Webinars designed by our partners at Kaiser Permanente to help you learn the tools needed to better cope with stress and build resiliency! Register for your spot today!
  • This year, we are bringing the relaxation to employees through Yoga and Tai Chi Classes! We will be hosting these in-person at select locations and will be live streaming these classes for all employees to join. Register for your spot today!

2022 Prizes & Incentives

Emory Medical Plan Incentive

When you complete three out of the four activities listed below you will not only maximize your health, you'll also earn an $87.50 medical plan incentive.

  1. Summer Green Day Challenge
  2. Live Mindfully Challenge
  3. Take Time to Breathe Challenge
  4. Watch Mindfulness Video ("Quiet Overwhelming Self-Talk")

If you are not on the Emory medical plan, you can still participate in Refresh From Stress. Although you cannot earn the medical plan incentive, there are other opportunities for you to win fantastic prizes along the way:

Individual Raffle Prizes

If you...

You MAY be a lucky winner of:

Complete 14 days of stress tracking during the Live Mindfully Challenge.

$15 Gift Card (30 winners)

Complete all 21 days of stress tracking during the Live Mindfully Challenge.

$25 Gift Card (60 winners)

Complete our end of program survey.

$10 Gift Card (15 winners)

Need Help?

Contact Healthy Emory at

Contact Sharecare Support: Visit the support page or call 855-428-1708.

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