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Did you know about historic markers?

This is a fun resource. If you ever see a photo of a historic marker in Virginia, and you would like to know where the marker is located or get more information about it, you can look it up here: vcris.dhr.virginia.gov Department of Historic Resources https://vcris.dhr.virginia.gov/HistoricMarkers/?fbclid=IwAR3CjGjrHiGlakMCqrvtS3Amx8uTfGjaBmOhbH5-rkGyujOJXrqj3youZjE https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/highway-markers/

3 Practices to Help you Feel Safe after COVID from Mindfulness

Here are some tips on how we can adapt to our new normal:  1. Acknowledge the emotions you’re feeling. Our brain is constantly sending messages to the rest of our body, and when our brain detects something is wrong, it sends a message that might show up physically as stress or anxiety. Check out this […]

10 Tips We’d Give Our Younger Selves About Communication

We learned a lot about healthy communication this year — and many of these lessons could have come in handy long before the pandemic began. By Marina Khidekel, Head of Content Development at Thrive Global Amidst all of the lessons we’ve learned this year, one of the most vital has been the value of effective communication. As […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for University Faculty and Staff: Highlights for Friday, May 7 VCU HR offers a virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for university faculty and staff May 3 – May 7.  Highlighted events for Friday, May 7 include live events with Securian Life Insurance, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile and Nationwide Pet Insurance. See […]

Guided Imagery for VCU employees

Coach Lou invites you to attend a Webex event:This event requires registration. After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. Guided ImageryJoin Coach Lou to earn about guided imagery and how it can support sleep, mental health, reduce stress. Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time […]

Do These 8 Things After Your Workout For Better Results

#1 Cool Down Stretch and slow things down before you come to a complete stop and move on from your workout — it may help regulate your blood flow, according to Mayo Clinic. Passive and active recovery cooldowns are said to have similar benefits — so do a post-workout stretch (which can also help with […]

Take care of yourself!

Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for University Faculty and Staff: Highlights for Tuesday, May 4 VCU HR offers a virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for university faculty and staff May 3 – May 7.  Highlighted events for Tuesday, May 4 include live events with Aetna, VCU Card Office, Joyner Fine Properties, Slow Flow Yoga with […]

Meaningful May

REMINDER – THE VIRTUAL BENEFITS AND WELLNESS FAIR STARTS TODAY! Virtual‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wellness‌ ‌Fair‌ ‌for‌ ‌University‌ ‌Faculty‌ ‌and‌ ‌Staff:‌ ‌Highlights‌ ‌for‌ ‌Monday,‌ ‌May‌ ‌3‌ ‌ VCU‌ ‌HR‌ ‌offers‌ ‌a‌ ‌virtual‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wellness‌ ‌Fair‌ ‌for‌ ‌university‌ ‌faculty‌ ‌and‌ ‌staff‌ ‌May‌ ‌3‌ ‌–‌ ‌May‌ ‌7.‌ ‌Highlighted‌ ‌events‌ ‌for‌ ‌Monday,‌ ‌May‌ ‌3‌ ‌include‌ ‌live‌ ‌events‌ ‌with‌ ‌TIAA‌ ‌and‌ ‌Virginia‌ […]

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