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Need a break? Travel in your mind, and virtually!

Due to the coronavirus and the resulting lockdowns across the world, everyone’s plans, not to mention our entire lives, have been turned upside-down. We’re now facing unprecedented circumstances – and it also applies to travel.   The virus has caused aircraft to be grounded, borders to close, and entire nations to stay at home. The […]

New VCU HR virtual well-being sessions and other resources, including Spring refresh & renew

Upcoming Virtual Employee Well-Being Programs Many of our Well-Being Programs have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis but we have found many virtual well-being resources to address all of the RamStrong dimensions of well-being (Physical, Emotional Mental, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, and Spiritual. You can view available resources on the RamStrong […]

Don’t forget to take care of yourself!

I’m sorry the image of self-care ideas didn’t show up when this post published this morning. Unfortunately I still can’t get it to show up. So, here are a few new ones. Hope you find them helpful! When we don’t take the time to properly care for ourselves, it can have a big impact on […]

Start this week with a fresh beginning!

Start this week with a fresh beginning. This exercise serves a dual purpose: It helps clear your mind of worries, stress and unhappiness. And it creates a clean slate for you to refresh your healthy intentions. To begin, find a quiet place and concentrate on your breathing. Take deep, steady breaths and visualize letting go […]

Today’s Funny!

Many wonderful free resources available!

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, many companies are providing free resources. These include virtual learning, educational resources, apps, and many others. To check out some of the resources available, to help guide and support you during this time, see the full list at These wellness […]

How Changing the Way We Talk About COVID-19 Can Improve Our Mental Well-Being

Some simple reframing can reduce our stress and actually change our brains. By Elaine Lipworth, Content Writer at Thrive Global “I feel like I’m drowning. I can’t cope. The world is falling apart. This is a living nightmare.” We’ve all heard and probably expressed some similar sentiments lately. Dramatic? Yes. Understandable? Definitely. Many of our lives have been […]

How to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working From Home

A nutritionist suggests 5 healthy work-from-home eating tips. By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Working from home is one of the most important ways to help flatten the curve and get the coronavirus pandemic under control. But being out of your usual routine, having constant access to food, and being this stressed out can lead to […]

Mindful Monday!

A Mindful Writing Exercise to Ground You in the Moment  First, take a moment and tune into the sounds around you right now. Meditation teacher Bob Stahl says that sounds have the same nature as sensations in the body and thoughts. He even has a guided meditation that takes the basics of mindfulness into the sounds around us.  […]

Today’s laugh!

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