Friday Funny

Loneliness Vs. Solitude: It’s About Choice

A small mindset shift can make a powerful difference when it comes to spending time alone. By Carolyn Mahboubi, Professional Life and Leadership Coach Everywhere we turn, we are told that there is a loneliness epidemic, now far worsened by the mandate to social distance due to COVID.  Even before this pandemic, the data overwhelmingly points to […]

Pandemics can be stressful

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions […]


Caregivers have been navigating child and adult care while managing their work responsibilities for months during COVID-19. Now, many may be facing continued lack of external care options due to continued and additional closings in their locations. VCU offers support and shares options for caregivers. CareShare VCUVolunteers will virtually hang out with the children of […]

Don’t Get Spooked by the Changing Season

The fall season is a poignant reminder that the world around us is always changing. Although sometimes change is welcome, many times we prefer things to stay the same. We’re all rightfully skeptical of the unknown, but resisting change for too long can stunt our personal growth and spiritual development. This Monday, we encourage you […]

Today’s laugh

Up Your Games

by Mindy Kinsey Make super-sized versions of tabletop favorites to play on the lawn.Expand Everyone has cornhole, bocce, and croquet sets—and they are great games for social distancing—but it’s time for something new. Try making super-sized versions of tabletop favorites to play on the lawn: Yahtzee, TicTacToe, Dominoes, and Scrabble. You’ll need some basic woodworking […]

5 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein

Even if you don’t have a true deficiency, you could be running a little low, and that can affect your health in sneaky ways. By Maria Masters They don’t call protein one of the building blocks of life for nothing.This macronutrient makes up the major component of all our cells and provides the essential amino […]

Lift Your Head and Lower Your Arms — You Might Just Feel Better

If you’re working or learning from home, you know the toll it can take on your body and mind. You might not have a supportive chair to sit on or the most comfortable tech to accommodate long hours in front of a computer at home. But you don’t have to suffer through it, and you […]

Healthy, Happy Monday!

Dear friends, In this current state of pandemonium, it’s easy to forget what’s truly important in life: your health, your family, your friends, your passions. Fostering gratitude strengthens your ability to recognize and appreciate all the things close to your heart, even during times of strife.  This week we are focusing on ways to express and […]

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