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Bitter or Better? Conflict as a Force for Well-Being at Mason

Bitter or Better? Conflict as a Force for Well-Being at Mason

Conflict is a part of all our lives. Often, it’s the destructive type of conflict that grabs our attention: political candidates insult each other, road rage causes an accident, an argument with a friend or romantic partner leads to estrangement. But conflict can be a positive force for well-being. Using conflict in constructive ways can help us learn valuable lessons that empower us to become stronger, conflict experts around Mason said.

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Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera, who are both Senior Scholars at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, work together on a popular Positive Leadership Certificate program that teaches people the skills they need to put positivity into practice on the job every day. This fall, Gladis and Cabrera will teach a new cohort at the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence.

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Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Planning to enjoy time outdoors or seeing a show or this summer? Doing so is not only fun, it's also a smart choice to invest in your well-being. CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s latest blog explores why the arts and nature are two key factors for well-being.

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Mental Health First Aid Well-Being Course Begins this Fall

Mental Health First Aid Well-Being Course Begins this Fall

A new well-being course will teach students how to assist people who are dealing with a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-week course students can take to earn one academic credit from Mason and a certificate from Mental Health First Aid USA, part of the National Council of Behavioral Health.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

The mood in EagleBank Arena was lively on May 18 and 19, as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its degree celebration ceremonies. Congratulations again to all of our graduates! We are pleased to welcome you to an impressive community of alumni, made only stronger by the class of 2017.

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Celebrate National Employee Well-Being Month this June at Mason

Celebrate National Employee Well-Being Month this June at Mason

June is National Employee Well-Being Month throughout the United States, and Mason is a great place to celebrate because of our commitment to being a well-being university. Faculty and staff can take advantage of a variety of resources from Human Resources and Payroll that are designed to strengthen different dimensions of well-being.

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Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

How can we embrace the unknown? CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s blog explores how to reduce anxiety and increase resilience by accepting life's surprises.

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A Positive Focus: Discovering Your Best Self through Strengths Academy

A Positive Focus: Discovering Your Best Self through Strengths Academy

Everyone at Mason is pursuing greater knowledge through their academic studies and work. But how well do we know ourselves? The more we learn about ourselves, the better prepared we’ll be to fulfill our highest potential – in the university, and beyond. That’s why all Mason students, faculty, and staff can take the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment to discover their top five personal strengths out of 34 core personality strengths identified in Gallup’s extensive research.

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