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2018 Oct 09

10% Happier (Three Week Course)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports.

The app is 10% Happier, a best-in-class program hosted by best-selling author, ABC news personality, and self-described “fidgety skeptic” Dan Harris, alongside Joseph Goldstein, one of the most renowned meditation teachers in the world. Live instruction is provided by teachers from Harvard Pilgrim’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to incorporate...

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2018 Oct 10

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. The physiology of the stress response is examined, especially in relation to the ways mindfulness practice enables individuals to become aware of and mediate their reactions to stressful situations. By the time the course ends, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives, thanks to both in-...

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2018 Dec 04

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Nov 29

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Oct 03

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Sep 27

Mindfulness and Anxiety

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

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 workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the...

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2018 Jun 13

Group Walk: Mt. Auburn Cemetery

4:30pm

Location: 

Meet at John Harvard Statue at University Hall

Interested in exploring Mt. Auburn Cemetery by foot? Enjoy a spring walk and join us for this casual walking tour.  Convene at John Harvard Statue at University Hall in the Harvard Yard.  The one-way distance to cemetery is 30 minutes (1.5 miles).  Spend as much time as you like walking the grounds at the cemtery, with or without the group.

Free (registration required)

2018 Jul 10

Desk Relief Yoga and Mindfulness

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Monks Room, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Smith Campus Center

At work and need to stretch and refresh? No mat? No problem. Learn how you can regain energy and restore flexibility with brief seated and standing yoga, and a relaxing ten minute guided mindfulness meditation. All adaptable to your work space.

Free (Registration Required)

2018 Jul 25

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of e-mails with...
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2018 Jul 11

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible...
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2018 Jun 28

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to...

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Lilac Sunday 2018

May 2, 2018
Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and picnicking (on this special day only), make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition on May 19! Learn more. Read more about Lilac Sunday 2018
2018 May 27

Plant Propagation at the Arboretum: Campaign Collections to Planting in the Landscape

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Larz Anderson Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion
Tour the Dana Greenhouses with Plant Propagator Sean Halloran. The focus will be on the Campaign for the Living Collections, seed (and plant) collecting in the field, accessioning and record keeping, seed stratification, and germination. Also learn about growing plants on in the Shade House and Nurseries and re-propagation of important lineages. The tour will end with time for questions and then back at the display pavilion to view our dwarfed potted plant collection. Meet at the Larz Anderson Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion.

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

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2018 May 26

Science and the Arboretum in the 1800s

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Today, the Arboretum is a place of research as well as education and enjoyment. Scientists from around the world take advantage of the diverse and extensive collections throughout the landscape. How did scientists use the Arboretum in the 1800s to advance scientific ideas when the Arboretum was in its infancy? And how did those ideas further the discoveries and ideas that continue in the present?

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

Free, registration is requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu...

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