Wellbeing

2019 Jun 16

Family Hike: Pollinators

Repeats every month on the 21 of July until Sun Jul 21 2019 .
2:00pm to 3:30pm

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll use nets and bug boxes to find insects in the meadow and the woods. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and look at insects under microscopes! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2019 Sep 18

How to Network at Harvard

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

In this session, you will explore various ways you can build a professional network at Harvard. Harvard is a vast place full of interesting people to meet and exchange with and to explore possibilities.

Cost: $0

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2019 Aug 07

Career Roadmaps (2-day course)

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Additional day of the course:
Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through this comprehensive program, you will build an understanding of the career management process by looking inward, looking outward, and looking forward. This active 2-day class will cover self-assessment of values, interests, skills and reputation; workforce trends and identification of professional networks; and exploration of options and goal setting. A variety of assessment tools, individual reflection, and group discussion will be used.

Cost: $125

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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 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 Jul 28

Catch Some Rays! - Solar Energy

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others.

Catch Some Rays will let you harness the power of the sun. Help to create solar ovens, test the ability of various garden bed coverings to keep roots cool, and plant a sunflower seed that will follow the sun. 

One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five and up. This is a drop in activity....

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2019 Jul 19

Arboretum Free Fun Fridays!

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

At the Arboretum, enjoy FREE activities from 10am-3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program.

At the Arboretum enjoy free activities like,

  • Arborist Station - Meet an Arboretum arborist. See the arborist in action. Try on arborist protective gear and get up close and personal with the special tools used by arborists.
  • Watercolor Station...
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2019 May 07

Tai Chi in Harvard Yard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Mon Sep 30 2019 except Tue May 21 2019, Tue May 28 2019.
5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Location: 

Memorial Church Lawn, Harvard Yard

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Tai Chi by Harvard's Master Yon Lee every Tuesday, 5pm-6pm from May through September.

Meet in Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn on Tuesdays weekly from 5-6pm, steady rain cancels. There will be no classes on May 21 or 28 due to Commencement. 

All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required. For a complete list of wellness programs, please visit...

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2019 Jun 11

Farmer's Market at Harvard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 26 2019 except Tue Aug 27 2019.
12:00pm to 6:00pm

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Location: 

Science Center Plaza

As summer returns, so too does the Farmers’ Market at Harvard, which runs on Tuesday from mid-June through November (Noon-6pm). For the 2019 season, the Market will run June 11 through November 26. Vendor applications for the 2019 Market will be online February 1st. 

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The Market was founded in 2005, and operates on The Plaza outside Harvard’s Science Center (near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets). The Farmers’ Market at Harvard...

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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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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 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 May 28

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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...

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2019 May 16

Supermarket Savvy Webinar

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

It is widely recognized that buying nutritious food is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Pretty soon, you'll see all new labels on food packages! Learn how to read these new nutrition labels and what common terms on packages really mean, including things like what's the difference between GMO free, natural and organic. You will leave with some smart grocery shopping strategies that make it fun and enjoyable to eat healthy while saving time and money!

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2019 Jun 13

Mindful Strategies for Cyber Safety

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that you may have been hacked after clicking on a suspicious link in an email? Applying mindfulness can help protect you—and Harvard—from clicking impulsively on links in phishing emails. Come learn about the state of mind that’s most easily exploited by hackers and how mindfulness can help you defend against it.  Through cyber safety tips and brief meditation practices, participants will learn simple techniques to help manage the distractions and intrusive threats that creep into their day to day work – and to regulate their state of mind to...

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