We have faced some challenges as a community over the past few months. From conversations with colleagues, I have a sense that people are confused and struggling to find ways to deal with negative emotions. Living with these emotions can sometimes make it difficult to heal.
So, how do we pick ourselves up after we have fallen down? How do we heal our minds, bodies, and spirits?
Practicing mindfulness can improve both physical and psychological symptoms as well as create positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors. The 30 day challenge is a great way to start a regular practice and see results in just 10 minutes a day.
This Month’s Thriving Faculty member is Eli Puterman, an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology. Thriving Faculty is a column that highlights UBC faculty who exemplify the integration of wellbeing into classrooms and research.
As the busyness of the holiday season begins to ramp up with to-do lists and social commitments both at work and at home, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Find out how UBC’s EFAP provider can help support you to maintain your wellbeing.
UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this winter. Sign up today for topics including Healthy Career Navigation, Online Mindfulness Challenge Orientation and plenty more!
This month features Angelique Crowther, Communications Manager in the Equity and Inclusion Office. Thriving Campus features, testimonials, contributions and personal experiences linked to health and wellbeing from UBC staff.
Fitting in Fitness is a series for staff and faculty with tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels. This month features: Cold Weather Tips, Pedometer 101, Equipment Demystified and Sleepytime Stretches.