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Famous Quotes on Reading and Well-Being: Part 1

Famous Quotes on Reading and Well-Being: Part 1

Reading strengthens your mind, which is essential to your well-being. In this information age, you can find plenty of opportunities to read. Reading content that both informs and inspires you will bring many well-being benefits into your life. Here are some famous motivational quotes on reading benefits:

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The Mindful Classroom Faculty Learning Community Launches

The Mindful Classroom Faculty Learning Community Launches

All Mason faculty can join a new mindfulness community on campus designed to help them become educators who develop well-being and promote learning to the fullest. The Mindful Classroom, co-sponsored by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, will begin during the fall 2017 semester.

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CWB Senior Scholar on How to Overcome Fear

CWB Senior Scholar on How to Overcome Fear

If you ever feel afraid of experiencing failure and being judged for it, you're in good company. Many people deal with those fears regularly -- especially during challenging circumstances. But the good news is that everyone can learn how to live beyond fear and experience well-being despite feeling worried. CWB Senior Scholar Dr. Beth Cabrera shares insights into how that process works in a recent FEAR NOT podcast interview.

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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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