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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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How to Engage Your Workplace Team

How to Engage Your Workplace Team

There are several steps leaders can take to engage their teams and draw them toward seeing work as a calling, writes Dr. Steve Gladis in this excerpt from his book Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work.

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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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What’s the Science of Positivity?

What’s the Science of Positivity?

If you increase the level of positivity in your workplace, you can increase the bottom line there and enjoy great success, writes Dr. Steve Gladis in this excerpt from his book Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work.

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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 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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