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Mindfulness Basic Class with Laura Wilkinson and Barbara McCall

4-week series Thursdays (5/2-5/23) 8:30am – 9:45am in Proctor Basement 
Free – space is limited and
Registration is required here.

Developed at Duke University, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum found to have significant benefits on sleep, perceived stress, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Koru Basic in an introductory 4 class series designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind. Participants will receive a copy of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg as a tool to read throughout the series. We will also be using the Koru app to track practice and give participants access to skills tutorials, meditation tracks, and more. Preference will be given to those participants who can make all four sessions.

The Eat Well, Be Well Challenge has begun but there is still time to join the fun.

National Nutrition Month® is celebrated in March, but making smart diet choices year-round is key to eating well – and being well!  In addition to encouraging you to stay physically active, this challenge will boost your ability to navigate nutrition and provide resources to help you make healthy food choices now and in the future.  The challenge, sponsored by the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, starts on April 15th and ends on May 25th. You will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity, logging meals and snacks, and participating in weekly nutrition quizzes.   

Weekly $50 gift cards to your local food coop will be raffled off each week and at the end of the challenge three grand prize winners will be drawn at random to win one of three $100 gift cards to your local food coop.  Don’t miss out. Please join us.

This challenge is for faculty and staff.  To register, new Wellable users can click here.  If you have participated in a Wellable challenge (i.e. Mind Body Challenge) in the past you have been automatically registered to participate. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Schubert, GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator at rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org.

Vermont Corporate Cup Race

The 36th annual Vermont Corporate Cup race is just around the corner and there are over 4,000 Vermonters expected to participate.  This team based, 5 kilometer race is a great way to be active, connect with coworkers, family and friends, show your support for physical activity and most importantly, have fun.  The race will take place in downtown Montpelier on Thursday, May 16th and the starting gun goes off promptly at 6 pm in front of the State house.  Registration is open now and for faculty and staff who register prior to Thursday, May 2nd, Middlebury Well-being will cover the cost of your registration.  To qualify for awards you must have a team of three.

If you’re interested in registering, please contact Rebecca Schubert, GMHEC Well-being Program Coordinator at rebecca.schubert@gmhe.org prior to 5 pm on Thursday, May 2nd.  You will need to provide your team name (limited to 20 characters), the names and email addresses of your three team members and whether or not your team will be walking or running.   Don’t miss out on this awesome experience. Be active, have fun, stay well.