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Kathleen deLaski Explores Her Father's Founding of CWB at Mason in The Washington Post: "Should universities teach students to ‘find themselves’?"

Kathleen deLaski Explores Her Father's Founding of CWB at Mason in The Washington Post: "Should universities teach students to ‘find themselves’?"

Are college students at the breaking point? Kathleen deLaski, the president of the deLaski Family Foundation and the founder of Education Design Lab and EdFuel, asks that question. DeLaski, who served on the George Mason University Board of Visitors from 2005 through 2013, writes about her father’s search for meaning and how those themes have been surprisingly resonant on a large university campus.

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Dr. Nancy Freeborne's Presentation on Community Health and Well-Being Now Available

Dr. Nancy Freeborne's Presentation on Community Health and Well-Being Now Available

Dr. Nancy Freeborn presented on Community Health and Well-Being for CWB's October Brown Bag focusing on social support as one of many psychosocial variables that have been found to affect health, as well as anxiety, depression, and hostility. Social support, which is sometimes difficult to measure and define, has been shown to be related to better health outcomes for individuals and recent research is highlighted.

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Journey to Well-Being at George Mason University

Journey to Well-Being at George Mason University

At Mason, we believe that "we thrive together" - shared success is one of our core values. We want to become the first well-being university, providing a place for all members of our Mason community in an environment where they can personally thrive while contributing to the overall mission. The university-wide Center for the Advancement of Well-Being provides a focal point for our efforts to promote positive change. To learn more, view this video spearheaded by Mason’s Well-Being Learning Community and produced by The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

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Mason Students Bring Gift of Gab to Seniors on Day of Service

Mason Students Bring Gift of Gab to Seniors on Day of Service

If you didn’t know better, you would think the gathering Friday at the Sunrise Senior Living facility was one of old friends. The visit by about 40 Mason students, mostly from the Center for Advancement of Well-Being’s Mindful Living LLC, was part of the annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service. The day marks the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks by giving back to the community and is part of an even larger well-being initiative.

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Volunteer for Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service

Volunteer for Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service

What better way to foster a deep sense of purpose and engagement than through Mason Nation's National 9/11 Day of Service? Join us for this incredible opportunity to connect with other members of the Mason Nation to purposely and powerfully promote community well-being. You can make a difference!

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Mindfulness Tips For Behavior Change

Mindfulness Tips For Behavior Change

Doug Silsbee, PCC, is the author of two influential coaching books: The Mindful Coach and Presence-Based Coaching. In his most recent article, he presents simple mindfulness tips to help coaches and clients alike. Doug Silsbee is also part of the CWB Advanced Coaching Faculty and has worked as a master teacher with leaders on five continents. Register for CWB's Advanced Coaching program today and start October 9, 2015!

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