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Do These Things After Work Everyday and You Will Achieve Anything You Want in Life

Extracurricular outlets don’t just boost your sanity — they feed back into your day job and can actually make you more productive. The time before you go to bed is golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule. What do you want to do with this time? Read? Spend […]

Winter Warm Ups

Happy Wellness Wednesday! The shorter days, less intense sunlight, and chillier weather may leave you with a lower mood than usual. Perhaps these tips will brighten your day. For those who enjoy the puzzles, there is an accompanying word search. 

Mindfulness Training and Mindful Ambassador Program

Mindful practice has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and symptoms of burnout – challenges that we know many students and staff have experienced, or continue to experience. This program aims to identify students, faculty, and staff interested in creating a mindful revolution and healthier campus community. To get started with the Mindful Ambassador Program, […]

Motivation Monday

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Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people’s lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you’re likely grieving the loss of your normal routine. Understanding grief caused by the coronavirus pandemic Stay-at-home restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have affected people’s jobs, the […]

4 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Feedback

When we stop seeing constructive criticism as a personal attack, there’s so much we can learn. Feedback. We dread it. We fear it. We can partly blame our biology for this. From the prehistoric days of fleeing from sabre-toothed tigers, our brains are attuned to protect us from danger. In the present day, our brains […]

10 Winter Wellness Tips

How To Beat Burnout And Boost Immunity From Parsley Health Founder Dr. Robin Berzin Winter wellness during Covid-19 will require much more than the usual health tips we hear each year. As infectious disease experts advise us to continue hunkering down to prevent a spike in cases, we’ll have to take extra steps to physically […]

February 2021 – Employee Well-Being Programs

All programs are now virtual Register in Talent to receive webinar links Thursday, February 4th – 12 pm High Intensity Interval Training with Jess (Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports) High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training technique in which you give all-out, quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes […]

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