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Feel better with water!

Most of us know to hydrate when it is hot or we are physically active.  Being hydrated makes you feel better overall – at work, play, or on a rest day.  Take a minute and watch this short video from CommonHealth about why hydration is important and tips to make it easier.

How Kristen Bell Uses This Clever Mental Health Trick With Her Daughters

It can be helpful for kids and adults.  By Carolyn L. Todd, Self Kristen Bell frequently talks about her mental health and the strategies she uses to maintain her mental well-being. And in a new interview with CNBC, Bell shared a great emotional-regulation strategy she uses for dealing with tough feelings—one that is so valuable, the mom of two is teaching […]

Motivation Monday

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The Zen Rule for Becoming Happier: Change One Thing

Slow down and take things one tiny step at a time. Any decision to change one’s life, in such a complex context, needs to be extremely simple and easy to follow. Luckily, Zen Buddhism is predicated on principles of simplicity. Leo Babauta, founder of Zen Habits and author of several courses and e-books on habit-changing, […]

Upcoming classes through Perks at Work

Did you know VCU staff and faculty can sign up for perks at work and have access to trending classes every Thursday? Some classes on the schedule for this Thursday include: 20 Minute Restorative Qigong 20 Minute Cardio and Dance Workout Breath & Body: Yoga 20 Minute Tai Chi for joint Mobility Meditation Hip Hop […]

How to Make Any Vegetable Taste Delicious

Rarely the star of the show, vegetables are often looked upon as a necessary accompaniment to a meal. And that’s a shame. Because with minimal effort, any home cook can make them taste really darn delicious. You don’t need to do much to vegetables. There’s no need to deep fry them or dip them in […]

Motivation Monday

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