WorkLife

  • 2019 Jun 18

    Mindfulness and Anxiety

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This free workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a...

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  • 2019 Jun 20

    Managing Stress as a Working Caregiver

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Stress is a normal part of our day-to-day life. When you add jobs, kids, ailing parents and our own lives together, it can be a daily and dizzying balancing act. Research shows that family caregivers are more vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and less likely to care for themselves. Understanding the difference between positive and negative stress and the warning signs of burnout can help.

    This on-site seminar will address:

    • Warning signs of a stress overload
    • Techniques to reduce the stress of being a working caregiver
    • Ways...
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  • 2019 Jun 27

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    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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  • 2019 Jul 11

    The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Caregivers

    11:00am to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Are you juggling the care of your parents and children while trying to focus on your job too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both aging parents and children which can be emotionally, physically and financially challenging. Is there a way to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is yes, but you’ll need support both at home and at work. This seminar will offer practical strategies and resources for sandwiched caregivers, so you can care for your loved ones as well as yourself...

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  • 2019 Jul 16

    Developing a Flexwork Proposal

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Join us for in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period. Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be also be explored.

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  • 2019 Jul 16

    Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Join us for in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain legal requirements--or both. Issues of...

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  • 2019 Jul 17

    Child Care Scholarship Application Period: July 17 – August 14

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Online

    The next scholarship cycle applies to the period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. People who receive an award will be able to claim eligible child care payments made during this period. 

    Please note the following:

    • This application will be hosted online on PeopleSoft. It will be open on July 17 through August 14. Please login to PeopleSoft with your HUID and PIN, navigate to Self-Service and select “Childcare Scholarship App”. It should take less than 20 minutes to complete.
    • The application must be submitted...
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  • 2019 Jul 25

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    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...

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  • 2019 Aug 06

    Senior Care Planning Webinar - Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Caregiving Challenges and Strategies

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million family caregivers who help them in the U.S. Within the next 10 years, that number is projected to increase by 40 percent. This seminar will review the different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and signs your loved one may have the disease. Despite the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s disease, there are supports out there that can make a difference and help you continue to connect with your Mom or Dad. Learn about caregiving strategies and types of care that can improve...

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  • 2019 Aug 15

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    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...

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