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Tip Sheet: Planning Those Random Acts of Kindness

Tip Sheet: Planning Those Random Acts of Kindness

All you need to do is smile at someone, perhaps hold open a door or buy someone a cup of coffee. “We have to put this in the forefront of our minds every day so it becomes habitual,” said Nance Lucas, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. “Can you imagine what the world would look like?" National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb. 17 and Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 12-18!

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Spring Into Well-Being 2017

Spring Into Well-Being 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 Spring into Well-Being celebration. Spring into Well-Being (SIWB) celebrates the Mason community’s commitment to well-being by highlighting awareness and educational programs and events hosted by units, departments, and student organizations across the University. Together they help support Mason’s strategic goal of becoming a well-being university. This year’s Spring Into Well-Being programming will run from Monday, March 20 – Friday, April 28.



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Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Learning how to be a resilient person — someone who can manage uncertainty and recover from adversity well — is crucial because it develops our inner strength. Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington will deliver a keynote speech at the Leading to Well-Being Conference in April, where leaders and learners will discuss the latest research and innovative ideas about resilience.

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Top Neuroleadership Expert Dr. David Rock to Speak at Mason Leadership Conference

Top Neuroleadership Expert Dr. David Rock to Speak at Mason Leadership Conference

Dr. David Rock, who directs the NeuroLeadership Institute, is an influential researcher, performance coach, author, and speaker who connects research from neuroscientists and leadership experts to create new ways of thinking about how to develop strong leaders. He will speak at Mason’s Leading to Well-Being Conference, delivering a keynote address on Friday, April 7th.

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Thursday Leadership Intensive Speakers for Leading to Well-Being Conference Just Announced!

Thursday Leadership Intensive Speakers for Leading to Well-Being Conference Just Announced!

For those looking to further their learning with some of the nation's most sought-after experts on leadership and organizational well-being, join us for the special Thursday Leadership Intensives. All Leadership Intensives will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA. Past Leadership Intensives have sold out quickly, so early registration is encouraged to secure your spot!

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New Schedule for Spring 2017 Weekly Well-Being Practices

New Schedule for Spring 2017 Weekly Well-Being Practices

The Center's weekly well-being practices are part of Mason’s Well-Being University initiative, dedicated to helping students, faculty, staff, and alumni build a life of vitality, purpose and resilience and ensuring Mason becomes a model well-being university where all community members are Thriving Together. New this spring is Silent Meditation on Wednesdays and cancellation of Pilates Barre Fusion.

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Catalyzing Well-Being Universities Around the World

Catalyzing Well-Being Universities Around the World

What if universities all over the world worked together for global well-being? That was the vision the first International Symposium on the Well-Being University explored. The event, which was hosted in June by the University of Lisbon in Portugal and co-sponsored by Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, featured participants from five different continents.

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