Well Being Opportunities Weeks of August 3rd and 10th

From Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC
GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator
What’s on tap for Well-Being over the next two weeks?The calendar is full, so check it out! The password is GMHECWell-Being.Well-Being Calendar
“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it”.  – Eileen CaddyIn addition to our regular lunch time physical activity and yoga offerings, we’ve got a bunch of great stuff lined up for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks.  Please note that many of our upcoming events do require registration. 

If you have not already joined the DIEMlife Race Around the Great Western Loop, there is still time to get in on the action.  In this team-based challenge you can hike, bike, row and do a host of other activities to earn steps to move your team toward the finish line of this 6400-mile trail.  Get all the details and find out how to register here
Registration is open for the annual Vermont Corporate Cup.  Grab a couple of teammates and join the fun at this year’s virtual race. Click here to find out more about this year’s event.  To register, please complete this google registration form. The deadline to register is 5:00 pm EST on Friday, August 7th as that will give me time to get everyone registered, get the payment sent and make sure all racers receive their race packets prior to the opening of the event on September 1st
Recognizing and overcoming unconscious bias:  Join Katie Saba, Product Marketing Manager, LocalJobNetwork and Samantha Maldonado, Principal and Consulting Partner, Pinpoint Solutions for an important discussion about what unconscious bias is, how to recognize it and how to overcome it.  Be a catalyst in the movement to build a culture that promotes respect & engages others to be a part of the solution.  Tuesday, August 4th 1:00-2:00 pm EST.  Preregistration required.  Click here to register.
Trauma & resilience:  Join Kristine Reynolds, Director and Founder of the Vermont Center for Resiliency for a discussion of what resilience is, how it develops and how to strengthen it.  Take away practical strategies to grow your capacity to be resilient.  Wednesday, August 5th 4:00-4:30 pm EST.  Registration required.  Click here to register. 
Create supportive teams and lead through anything: Join Tyler Dean Kempf, Lead Learning Facilitator & Improviser, Second City Works, and learn how being others-focused, active listening and a yes-and mindset are crucial to fostering supportive working relationships and environments.  In this playful, experiential webinar, you will learn how the practice of improv promotes trust, collaboration & agility in individuals and teams.  Thursday, August 6th 3:00-4:00 pm EST.  Preregistration required.  Click here to register.   
Part four of The Edge nutrition series:  Reading food labels:  Learn how to be a savvy consumer when reading nutrition labels, spot manufacturing gimmicks, recognize food preservatives and additives, and get to know and understand the ingredients in our food products.  Thursday, August 6th 12:00-1:00 pm EST.  No registration required.  Zoom Meeting ID: 981 9835 4340 Password: 012022

Preserving the Harvest: Join Registered Dietitian, Gina Rancourt and learn how to preserve tomatoes so you can enjoy them all year long.  Thursday, August 13th 5:30-6:30 pm EST.  Preregistration required.  To register contact RD@wholehealthnutrition.com or call (802) 299-9207
University of Maine Food Preservation Webinar Series:  Join the UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve foods throughout our growing season.  Preregistration required.  Tuesday, August 4th Freezing Fruit.  Tuesday, August 11th Atmospheric Canning.  2:00-2:45 pm EST.  $5 suggested donation (optional).  Click here to register.