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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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Spring Into Well-Being Is Over, but George Mason Junior Keeps the Message Alive

Spring Into Well-Being Is Over, but George Mason Junior Keeps the Message Alive

Mateen, 22, is an ambassador with the Center for Advancement of Well-Being and part of Mason’s Strengths Academy, which uses Gallup’s StrengthFinders assessment to pinpoint individual and organizational talents. The rising junior is developing a program he hopes to kick off this summer of student-to-student coaching to help students identify their strengths and use them to reach academic and personal goals.

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Reflecting on Good Deeds Day

Reflecting on Good Deeds Day

Brought to DC and Virginia by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Good Deeds Day has a home at George Mason University, thanks to Mason Hillel, the Center for Jewish Campus Life at Mason, and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. The event kicks off Mason's annual six-week Spring Into Well-Being awareness campaign.

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George Mason University Introduces New Continuing Education Course: Conscious Transitions: An Invitation to a Bigger Life

George Mason University Introduces New Continuing Education Course: Conscious Transitions: An Invitation to a Bigger Life

Conscious Transitions targets individuals who would like to gain insight on positively transitioning through their personal and professional life changes, as well as executive coaches, human resource managers, and those who work in the helping professions. Christine Wahl and Michael Milano are offering this four-month workshop and retreat program for those who want to enhance their emotional development and levels of resilience through life’s inevitable challenges.

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The "Center" of Well-Being at Mason & Top Ten Tips for Well-Being

The "Center" of Well-Being at Mason & Top Ten Tips for Well-Being

When Mason's President Ángel Cabrera included a well-being university goal in his 2014–24 Strategic Plan, he asked Dr. Nance Lucas, executive director of Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, to lead the charge. There is no magic formula for happiness, but there are tips for increasing your well-being!

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