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Why Maintaining Perspective Is So Important

“In times of crisis, we need to pause and take stock of what is truly important.” By Dr. Eric George, Founder and CEO at ERG Enterprises A woman from a religious mission in New Orleans stopped by the clinic one day. She told me about a 9-year-old boy named Faruk, whom her organization had found begging on the streets […]

August’s Well-Being Programs

August 2020 – Employee Well-Being Programs All programs are now virtual Register in Talent to receive webinar links Monday, August 3 – 12 noon Pilates with Sydney (Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports) This popular class incorporates core strengthening exercises coupled with breathing techniques that allow for a stronger and more functional body. […]

Meditation to Boost Health and Well-Being and an opportunity to join today at noon!

Practicing mindfulness and meditation may help you manage stress and high blood pressure, sleep better, feel more balanced and connected, and even lower your risk of heart disease. Meditation and mindfulness are practices — often using breathing, quiet contemplation or sustained focus on something, such as an image, phrase or sound — that help you […]

Motivation Monday

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Why Does My Plant Look Sad?

6 Tips for Raising Happy Houseplants By Danny Nett, July 6, 2020 NPR Life Kit Look, we’ve all been there. You fall in love with a plant at the store. You bring it home. You find a cute spot for it on your bookshelf. Then, after a few weeks, that lush, beautiful plant you picked […]

Creative Tips to Help You Combat Stress and Avoid Parental Burnout This Summer

If juggling all of your responsibilities — working, parenting, taking care of yourself — feels extra challenging, you’re not alone. These strategies can help you navigate it all with less exhaustion and more joy. By Marina Khidekel, Head of Content Development at Thrive Global Homeschooling and online learning might have wrapped for the school year, but for many […]

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients. By David Robson, Pocket Worthy When trying to memorize new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down […]

Mindful Monday!

Join us on Tuesday, July 28 – 12 pm for Mindfulness Meditation with Chelsea (Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports) Take a break from email notifications, meetings, and your to-do list to find a moment of quiet reflection in the middle of your day with our mindfulness meditation. Open to all and no […]

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