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Monday Motivation

Now listen here….

There’s no better time to improve your listening skills than today, the National Day of Listening. A pro explains how to make others feel truly heard: Use more than your ears “Your body language signals your engagement in the conversation. Eye contact, a forward lean, and head nods all signify attention, even in a virtual […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings Guidelines from the CDC

10 unusual Thanksgiving facts to gobble up

A cornucopia of Turkey Day tidbits By Meghan Tankersley, Editor 1. Thanksgiving used to look like Halloween Thanksgiving circa 1910-1915 — Photo courtesy of Bain News Service / Library of Congress At the turn of the 20th century, Thanksgiving was kind of creepy. Children and adults would dress up in masks and host costume crawls in cities […]

Thanksgiving 2020 Comes in All Sizes

Turkey Tips from the USDA

Monday’s Motivation

4 Tips to Help You Speak Up and Ask For What You Need

Remember: It’s OK to ask for help. By Whitney Gordon-Mead, MSc, Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Ordained Minister at Intuit Wisdom, LLC I can do it myself. How many times do you tell yourself this — even when it feels like you’re drowning in overwhelm and endless responsibilities? Sometimes you push yourself to your limits because you feel like you’re […]

Financial Resources

Did you know VCU faculty and staff have access to numerous financial webinars from Fidelity Investments, TIAA, Virginia Credit Union (VACU), Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and more! There are many live and on demand sessions including: Making gifts to loved one and charities Market Insights: New Developments, What to Consider, and Top Questions Answered Follow […]

National Take A Hike Day

You already know this healthy activity is great for your heart and lungs, but get this: It can instantly lift your mood too! The secret is to walk near a body of water for just 20 minutes, according to a new study. Oceans, rivers, lakes….all of them count! Walking in the woods also promotes a […]

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