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Make the Most of Your Work-Life Experience This Spring

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2020) — If you’re looking to bring more calm and creativity to your new year, University of Kentucky Human Resources Work-Life will offer several opportunities for campus and UK HealthCare employees to promote mental health, well-being, balance and happiness.

Four special programs are being offered for spring:

Care to Create: UK HealthCare Series

Stop by and engage in a creative, hands-on activity as your time allows.

Third Tuesday of the month, beginning March 17

Chandler Hospital Pavilion A or Turfland, Rooms TBD

Noon–2 p.m.

Imagine U: Self-Care Series

Take a break, create an art project, engage in helpful mental health-related conversations and hear tips for taking good care of yourself.

Fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning Feb. 26

Scovell Hall, Room 220

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Meditation in Motion

Join Work-Life to explore a variety of ways to meditate while in motion. If you prefer to move around rather than sit still to relax or meditate, this may be for you. 

Fridays quarterly, beginning March 6

One event at The Arboretum, all other events at Room 170 Lancaster Aquatic Center

Creativity Lab

This event provides fun, interactive activities informed by psychology and neuroscience creativity research. Topics include imaginative play, intuition, openness to experience and turning adversity into advantage. 

Every Thursday in April

William T. Young Library, Keeneland Room

5-6 p.m.

Additionally, Work-Life offers regular lunch and learns for niche groups on campus, including working parents and those who are interested in learning more about caring for aging loved ones.

For more information about upcoming events, please visit the Work-Life website.

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