Thursday, December 7, 2017

Start 2018 with Reduced Stress and Increased Productivity

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Mindfulness has been widely published in the medical literature to help reduce stress and foster a healthy lifestyle amongst patients and is used in Fortune 500 companies, professional athletic teams, and our own US military, to help reduce stress and increase work productivity. 

Redeem the UC San Diego Health Employee Wellness 50% off registration discount for mindfulness classes at the UC San Diego Health Center for Mindfulness.

Click here for more information on redeeming:

New class cycles are starting January 2018:

For more information and to register: 

Other information sources include:  

Center for Mindfulness homepage: 

Free audio/visual links (including mindfulness meditations and body scans of varying lengths):

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Fall Newsletter is Here!
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Here's what's in store...

  • Maintain Don't Gain Begins November 13
  • Aromatherapy Blends for Fall
  • 10 Morning Habits to Start the Day
  • Master the Side Plank for a Stronger Core
  • Autumn Recipe:  How to Roast Butternut Squash
  • Seven Tips for Healthy Workday Nutrition
  • Friday, September 29, 2017

    Healthier Living Classes - Free!!

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    UCSD and Kaiser Permanente are offering a nationally recognized course, developed by Stanford University, to help you to live a healthier life.  The course is full of tips to better manage your health, including ongoing chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure.  This workshop will teach you to:

    • Set goals for a healthier life
    • Control pain
    • Gain energy
    • Communicate efficiently with your doctors
    • Manage your medications
    • Relax and sleep better
    • Lessen worry and stress
    Location:  Stein Clinical Research Building 148, UCSD Campus:  MAP IT
    Dates:  10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27
    Time:  5:30-8pm
    Registration:  Contact Maryam Gholami at 858-822-1086 or

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Introducing...The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop Subsidy

    UC San Diego Health employees are eligible for 50% off the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course at the UC San Diego Health Center for Mindfulness.  New classes start this month.  Program dates are located on the Center for Mindfulness website.  For subsidy details and registration process, click here.

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    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Did You Know You Can Have FREE Mindfulness?

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    Thanks to the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, there are FREE guided audio files to practice mindfulness based stress reduction as well as audio and visual yoga instruction.  You may select the duration and type of practice you would like to experience.  Check out their offerings here:

    Center for Mindfulness homepage: 

    Schedules and to register for MBSR 

    Free audio/visual links: 

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Bike to Work Day: May 18, 2017

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    In support of the GO by BIKE initiative, UC San Diego will participate in the 2017 Bike to Work Day!  Join colleagues in this national event, also part of National Bike Month.

    Over 100 stops are planned throughout San Diego County on Bike to Work Day.  UC San Diego will host two stops:  Hillcrest from 6-9am on Arbor Drive at Front Street (near the hospital entrance) and in Town Square on the La Jolla campus from 6-10am.  Refreshments are provided by Transportation Services and Housing, Dining and Hospitality.  Raffle prizes, to boot!

    By registering your bike  for Bike to Work Day 2017 you will be eligible to pick up a free t-shirt at any of the stops throughout the county.

    For more information visit:

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The Spring Newsletter is Here!

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    This spring...

    • Learn how to embrace spring cleaning...and reduce stress in the process
    • Try five exercises to strengthen your back
    • Lighten up with an interesting "couscous" dish using cauliflower
    • Join us at UC Walks on May 17!