VCU HR Well-Being blog

Giving VCU employees the wellness resources they need to be healthy both on and off campus

8 Rules to Do Everything Better

The most important principles to grow your body and mind. By Brad Stulberg “Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life,” writes investor Ray Dalio in his bestselling book, Principles. Dalio focuses on skills like decision-making, investing, and managing organizations. While reading through […]

How Inner Resilience Helps You Choose Your Response

When life throws you a curveball, are you able to lean into it—or does it end up hitting you straight in the face? Rather than feeling discouraged by a challenge or disruption, accepting the unexpected, even the unwelcome, can help you remain steady through difficult situations. All of us face pressures and worries in our […]

Here’s Why Warmups and Cooldowns Need to be Part of Your Workout Routine

Warming up and cooling down are two important components of every fitness routine, but how can you use them to improve the quality of your workout? Benefits of a Warmup Although there’s no strict definition for what constitutes a “warmup,” the basic idea is doing an activity or exercise at a slower pace to help […]

Funny Friday

Create Your Own Happy: Stargazing

Stargazing is easily enjoyed any time you look up at the night sky. You can get started with just a few observations and no equipment needed. Here are some tips from the National Parks Service’s Night Skies Program. A whole new world comes alive at night and is waiting to be explored. When you head […]

Want to Feel Less Tired? Eat These 5 Things

While it may be tempting to relocate your Keurig to your desk—or abandon your desk for a nap—add these foods to your rotation instead. By Nicole Saporita Is your 3 p.m. slump starting to feel more like a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m slump? Been there. If you’ve ruled out the obvious culprits like stress, […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

10 Quotes That Motivate Us, Bring Us Joy, and Give Us a Boost of Inspiration

Words hold the power to arm us with resilience and help us when we’re feeling stuck. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive Words hold the power to give us a boost of inspiration when we’re feeling stuck, fill us with joy when we need a boost, and arm us with resilience and strength during a difficult time. […]

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