Dare to Be 2023

What is the Dare To Be 2023 experience?

Dare To Be 2023 is an 8-week well-being experience during which UW faculty and staff kick off the new year with focus, inspiration, and community. Beginning on January 9 and ending on March 5, Dare to Be 2023 is a program designed to ease into the new year sparking inspiration in 7 key areas of wellness.

Skip the pressure to make big life changes, and instead explore the small actions in everyday life that make a meaningful impact. Through the Dare to Be 2023 experience, you will be encouraged to focus on areas of well-being through approachable, small tasks.

How to get more involved?

If you’re just now connecting with the Dare To Be 2023 program, The Whole U team welcomes you and invites you to get further involved with the opportunities listed below.

Click here to register and officially join the program. By doing so, you’ll get weekly emails from The Whole U team highlighting program content through March 5.

You can also hand select experiences from the following list to get a taste of The Whole U offerings!

Dare To Be 2023 Program Offerings

Fitness Class Pass

Back by popular demand is the free class pass with The Whole U’s fitness partners. Enjoy a variety of free classes at gyms and studios in our community. Be sure to use the codes, mention you are a UW employee, and bring the pass to class.

Click here to download the pass.

Weekly Wellness Tips

Looking to get more wellness tips? The one-pager that brought you to this page includes a variety of tips from the programs’ areas of well-being. For those following along on email, we’ve created a weekly handout where tips build from the previous week. It’s not too late to get started with the weekly PDF checklists. View and download each week from the following list:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Weeks 4-8 released each Monday.

Try a few action items in each area of most interest to you!

Dare to Be 2023 Fitness Page

If movement and exercise is your priority or passion, we encourage you to visit the Dare To Be 2023 fitness page for special offerings and exercise programming running throughout the 8-week experience.

Click here to visit the page.

Fundraising for UW Food Banks

To date, Dare To Be 2023 participants have raised over $7,000 towards the UW food banks. If you are able, please click here to give a suggested donation of $5 or more to the campus food bank of your choice.

Together we can work to improve food insecurity in our Husky community.

Featured Articles 

Throughout the 8-week program, we’re sharing content on our website related to the wellness topics. Check out articles published thus far and keep an eye out for future topics:

Jan 9 – Exercise Motivation with The Whole U

Events & Activities

Alongside our articles, checklists and free pass is a host of events and activities. This New Year join your colleagues from across the University of Washington at featured virtual event offerings. We look forward to seeing you!

UW CareLink webinar: Living Nicotine Free Jan 11, 2023  Noon – 1 p.m.
The Whole U faculty series: Meditation in Motion with Diana Garcia-Snyder Jan 12, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
The Whole U faculty series: The Psychology of Fad Diets with Dr. Kima Cargill Jan 17, 2023 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Comfort for our furry friends: Join the UWCFD to make no-sew pet blankets Jan 17, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
Understanding Your Credit with HomeStreet Bank Jan 19, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
New Year Resolutions Check-up with UW LiveWell Jan 23, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
Zumba with Sellyna Ehlers Jan 24, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
Connecting across identities: Communicating respectfully with people of all gender expressions Jan 25, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
Get to Know The Whole U: A virtual webinar exploring program offerings Jan 26, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
UW CareLink webinar: Acceptance of others Feb 08, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
Discover the UW food pantries with the UWCFD Feb 15, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.
UW CareLink webinar: The joy of movement Feb 22, 2023 Noon – 1 p.m.

Additional February and March events coming soon!

Thank you to UW Medicine, AT&T, and BECU for sponsoring The Whole U.