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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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Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

New Century College (NCC) defines well-being as the “lifelong experience of satisfaction, happiness, and purpose,” and views this as a core competency for all NCC students. NCC seeks to achieve the goals set by its motto, “Connecting the Classroom to the World,” by offering course work, field studies, internships, and volunteer opportunities that encourage its students to find connections between their personal well-being and that of their community.

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Well-Being University Reading Group: The Upside of Stress

Well-Being University Reading Group: The Upside of Stress

The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) invites Mason faculty and staff to join the fourth installment of the Well-Being University (WBU) Reading Group. The group will meet six times during the fall semester to discuss Kelly McGonigal’s The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good At It. Join us for conversation around this familiar topic. Register by September 16th!

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