Wellbeing

  • 2021 Nov 15

    The Climate of Attention

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Zoom registration required.

    Few have covered the climate crisis as deeply and as thoughtfully as Elizabeth Kolbert. Her work includes Field Notes from a Catastrophe (2007), the Pulitzer-prize winning The Sixth Extinction (2016), and her latest Under The White Sky (2021), “a book about people trying to solve problems caused by people trying to solve problems.” She discusses what “a good Anthropocene” might look like, from managing...

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  • 2021 Nov 18

    Mindful Eating

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff.

    Prerequisites: Either you have attended an “Introduction to Mindfulness” workshop at Harvard; you have completed “The Basics” course on the Ten Percent Happier app (available for free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff); or you have a well-established personal mindfulness practice. For more info about these prerequisites, visit: hr.harvard.edu/mindfulness.

    Please come to this session with a small food item, such as a piece of fresh or dried fruit, or a small piece of chocolate.

    Description: How often do...

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  • 2021 Nov 22

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 20 2021 except Mon Oct 11 2021.
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Nov 22

    The Climate of the Future

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Zoom registration required.

    Kim Stanley Robinson’s thriller The Ministry for the Future (2020) is science fiction that reads as hard-edged journalism. With short chapters and a myriad of characters, Robinson creates a kaleidoscope of perspectives on a global climate collapse coming in 2025. Bill McKibben writes “In Kim Stanley Robinson’s anti-dystopian novel, climate change is the crisis that finally forces mankind to deal with global inequality.” At heart an optimist,...

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  • 2021 Nov 29

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday until Mon Dec 13 2021 except Mon Aug 09 2021, Mon Aug 23 2021, Mon Sep 06 2021. Also includes Mon Aug 02 2021, Mon Aug 16 2021, Mon Aug 30 2021, Mon Sep 13 2021.
    8:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with Harvard’s Coronavirus Guidelines, the University’s New Employee Welcome and Orientation program has changed from being an in-person session to a virtual online session. Please use the links on the right to sign up for an upcoming Orientation session.  A few days before your scheduled session, you will be sent instructions for accessing the online Orientation. If you have already signed up for an upcoming session, no extra steps are required.

    Introduction to the structure...

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  • 2021 Nov 29

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Nov 29

    The Climate of Community

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Zoom registration required.

    Tea Master Brian Kirbis, who will open each of our sessions with a tea pouring to set a tone of well-being and attention, will take us through a formal tea ceremony. As a global community online, we will be able to sit and sip in collective silence to contemplate all we have heard and taken into our minds during these sessions. Brian will close our gathering with a meditation for peace and conscious actions on behalf of this place we call home, Earth.

  • 2021 Dec 01

    Mindfulness and Anxiety 2.0

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff

    Prerequisite: Participation in this workshop is limited to individuals who have already participated in a “Mindfulness and Anxiety” workshop with Paul Fulton at Harvard.

    Description: Participants of Mindfulness and Anxiety are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session.

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  • 2021 Dec 03

    Mindful Communication

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff.

    Prerequisites: Either you have attended an “Introduction to Mindfulness” workshop at Harvard; you have completed “The Basics” course on the Ten Percent Happier app (available for free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff); or you have a well-established personal mindfulness practice. For more info about these prerequisites, visit: hr.harvard.edu/mindfulness.

    Description: Daily conversations can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich...

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  • 2021 Dec 06

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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