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Last funny Friday until 2021!

VCU HR Work*Life*Well-Being wishes each of you a very peaceful, healthy, stress free holiday and winter break! Despite the downs of 2020, it also brought positive changes into our lives, giving hope not only for 2021 but for the years and decades ahead!

3 Ways To Find Calm Amid All The Holiday Chaos

How to be calm in the midst of a storm 1.) Slow down and simplify. Feelings of being overwhelmed and frazzled are common, especially during the holidays. We get accustomed to juggling a million balls at once that we don’t notice the signs that we’ve taken on too much. Take a moment to figure out […]

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Good listening is much more than being silent while the other person talks. Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average. In our experience, most people think good listening […]

8 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For Weight Loss

Losing weight doesn’t always have to be about deprivation and denial. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Successful, sustainable weight loss is far more attainable when you focus on the quality of food rather than the quantity. Eat wholesome, nutritious, (and even calorie-filled) foods and you’ll be far more satisfied and content on less. Many of the foods […]

Inspirational Monday

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Do you love Richmond? Would you like to learn about the importance of tourism in our community?

I AM TOURISM AMBASSADORSHIP PROGRAM – FREE TRAINING FOR ANYONE TO REPRESENT OUR REGION You want to help more and more visitors discover our wonderful region. The I Am Tourism Ambassador program can help you do it. This program from Richmond Region Tourism provides free training for those who would like to serve as representatives of […]

What a Brief Jog Can Do for Your Brain

Just 15 minutes of movement is all it takes. Photo from Reuters/Mike Blake. If you have 15 minutes to spare, do not sit and chill. Instead, a 2018 study says, you should go out for a quick, light jog. It will leave you feeling more energetic than resting, which will lift your spirits and in […]

What should you eat to prevent cancer? What shouldn’t you eat? You can learn the answers!

Wednesday, December 9th – 12 noon Deciphering Cancer Nutrition Headlines – Fact or Fiction (Presented by VCU HR & Massey Cancer Center) Join dietitian Allie Farley as she reviews some of the hot topics regarding nutrition and cancer including sugar, comparing organic vs non organic produce, review soy and flaxseeds, critique popular “cancer-curing” diets and […]

Motivation Monday

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