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March Meditation Challenge

Join the March Meditation Challenge!  People who practice meditation or mindfulness claim that they experience an increase in concentration, compassion, well-being, and a decrease in stress.    Meditation is also said to improve your memory and ability to focus.    All these benefits for just 5-10 minutes a day!  Folks who participate in longer term meditation have reduced pain, anxiety, and improved general mood. 

Sun Life Lunch & Learn- Plan for Healthy Financial Future

This is the right program for … those who want to control their expenses and learn the principles of sound money management. You may register for a single session or the complete series. Mortgage, food, utilities, transportation, child care, medical expenses… The list of monthly bills continues to grow and the costs add up quickly. What would you do if you suddenly became sick and were unable to work?

Walking Wednesday

There are many benefits to moving your body at work!  For three Wednesdays in March, Athletics is opening up the walking track to all employees for free. No membership required!  All participants must check-in with Client Services and sign an electronic waiver to access the walking track.   Please bring your clean, indoor walking / running shoes only.    Please adhere to the posted walking track guidelines. Stop by anytime on March 6, 13 or 20 to enjoy a walk on your lunch break or bring a colleague for a walking meeting.

World Happiness Day – Share your Gratitude

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. On March 20th take the Gratitude Challenge. Find a common area in your office space and use sticky notes to share things that you are grateful for. Leave them up for the day or the week and share some gratitude in the workplace. Share your photos on Twitter using the hashtag #WellnessatUofG. 

1Day Stand to Go Smoke-Free

Join with friends and colleagues across campus – and institutions across Ontario – in a 1Day Stand on Nov. 14. On March 20:

Power Hour: Winter Comfort Food

Learn how to make the most out of one hour in your kitchen.  This whole food focused workshop is filled with the tips and tricks you need to make multiple healthy recipes in just one hour. You'll sample some delicious food, take home a full list of instructions and find all of the inspiration you need! Please register here.

Coaching & Communicating for Performance #2

Watch a video testimonial from former Coaching and Communicating for Performance participants at https://youtu.be/98CCwH_6-lg. Coaching & Communicating for Performance is a highly interactive program that provides supervisors and managers the opportunity to build skills that will enable them to share expectations and set objectives for employees, provide constructive feedback, more effectively engage in learning conversations, and coaching opportunities.

Nourish: A Self-Compassion Workshop

Self-care and self-compassion seem to be very present topics in today’s world, but do we really know that they mean? In this workshop, we discuss the definition of self-compassion, explore its elements and complexities. To deepen this exploration, we will engage in a creative art activity that serves as a practical way to incorporate self-compassion into your life. Schedule this hour for yourself to say yes to treating yourself with more compassion and care. Absolutely no art experience is required. Feel free to bring along your lunch or snacks. 

Wellness Friday- Improving Workplace Communications

Successful work groups are comprised of individuals who know how to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders in a variety of settings and circumstances. This session will review the key skills that enhance our ability to work well with others by providing information about speaking confidently and assertively, creating a supportive communication climate, listening effectively, and asking clear questions. Facilitator: Homewood Health

Tour UofG's Produce Facility & Bake Shop

Back by popular demand! Join a U of G sous chef and a baker at Creelman Hall for an exclusive tour of the food processing room and the bakeshop.

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