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The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Our lives could be very different if we took advantage of the emerging science on how, when, and why habits work. By  Wendy Wood, Research Psychologist, Author of Good Habits, Bad Habits at University of Southern California Perhaps you tried to save money by following a budget. Or you attempted to learn a new language through an online […]

November Wellness Sessions

November 5 Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement (presented by VCU HR and Fidelity) Learn how to make your health care work for you once you’re retired! Location – MCV Campus, Smith Building, 410 N 12th Street, Room 225 Register at: Talent@VCU November 6 Children & Divorce (presented by VCU HR and […]

How These 2 Simple Words Can Help You Get Rid of Negative Patterns

A super effective way to take your power back now. By  Agapi Stassinopoulos, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Thrive Global Facilitator One of my favorite videos ever is Bob Newhart’s psychotherapy session, called “Stop It.” In the clip, a woman comes to see a new therapist, and when talking about her problems, is met with the same blunt […]

7 Alternatives to Try Before you Take Ibuprofen

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent studies suggest that when taken regularly, these medicines can have serious side effects. They’ve been linked to kidney, bone, hearing and cardiovascular problems—including, most recently, an increased risk of heart attack. For healthy people with occasional […]

Maximize the 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Tonya Dalton, author of The Joy of Missing Out, shares her five-minute end-of-day routine, which can double your productivity and happiness. MINUTE ONE Reflect on the day’s accomplishments. At the end of the day, it can be hard to think of the big picture of the good we’ve done, so taking time daily to reflect […]

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