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Giving VCU employees the wellness resources they need to be healthy both on and off campus

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New Discounts!

Did you know VCU employee have access to a LOT of great discounts! Here are just a few of our new ones: Goatocado Farm Membership, a modern approach to a traditional CSA For $75 $50 a year become a member of our 4.3 acre farm located just 15 minutes from the restaurant and earn 15% […]


Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. Exercise can help […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

8 Phrases That Help Us Communicate More Effectively

Being mindful about the words we use can help us deepen our connections and avoid miscommunication. Miscommunication can happen in any relationship, whether it’s personal or professional. And when it does, it’s important that we step back and acknowledge how we can communicate more clearly going forward. This is a topic we discuss in our book, Your Time […]

Though for the day

Some upcoming events to share from VCU Staff Senate

Join VCU Staff Senate In Supporting Our VCU Teaching Faculty Teachers Appreciation Week May 2 – May 6 Teachers continue to show up every day from the time our children get off the school bus to the time they graduate from college. While there have been many challenges along the way, educators across America are […]

May’s Well-Being Programs

May 2022 – Employee Well-Being Programs Most programs continue to be virtual unless specified below! Register in Talent to receive webinar links Monday, May 2nd – 1 pm Guided Meditation with Brittany (Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being) Take a break from the news, social media, or telework responsibilities to find a moment […]

Funny Friday

How to Be a More Mindful Driver

During Distracted Driving Awareness Month and throughout the year, choose to drive mindfully using these actionable tips. By Jay Winsten, Ph.D. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health At a time when U.S. traffic fatalities have spiked to their highest levels in fifteen years—primarily due to increases in distracted driving, speeding, and alcohol impairment during Covid-19—this month’s annual […]

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