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

As the mercury rises, follow these 5 summer survival tips

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf through the season without so much as a sunburn. Mind the latest pandemic rules The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its mask guidance, permitting […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

The 8 Pillars of Wellness

More than ever before, we hear about wellness in the media, in conversations at Starbucks, and even the workplace. When we think of Wellness, we think of well-being, wholeness, and balanced health. We think of a self-awareness that causes us to be at peace with ourselves and the world around us, with a focus on […]

Ideas for positive mental health activities

Practice self-care with Aromatherapya. Pleasant fragrances have the ability to reduce stress andpromote healthy sleep and relaxation. Try an Aromatherapybath or diffuser to boost your mood and promote relaxation. Adult Coloring booksa. An adult coloring book is great for refocusing your thoughtson something other than everyday life. It is relaxing andcreates such a beautiful image […]

Weekly Farm Stand on the MCV Campus

Do you work on the MCV Campus? Every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm you can purchase fresh, locally-grown produce every week courtesy of Shalom Farms. You can find them at the entrance of North Hospital. Check it out! 8 BENEFITS OF EATING LOCAL FOOD 1. Local food is fresher. Local food is fresher, […]

Refresh Your Monday with a Sun Salutation

Start Monday with yoga and exercise for your body and mind. Among its many benefits, yoga can be ideal for reducing stress and anxiety while improving strength and flexibility. Begin your day with Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar — an honoring of the sun through a series of positions, or asanas: If you’re pressed for […]

Funny Friday

It’s Peach and Strawberry Season in Virginia which means those pesky little flies show up. Learn the Difference Between a Drain and Fruit Fly—Plus, How to Rid Your Home of Either for Good

A pest control expert shares his best advice. Drain and fruit flies are two nuisance pests commonly found indoors. And while they have similarities—both are small compared to larger house flies and breed in organic materials—their respective infestations require different treatment plans. Here, Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., a chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association […]

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