This May, I celebrate 10 years with Georgetown. As I reflect on the last decade, my cup of gratitude runneth over…. The invitation to serve this community has been one of my greatest privileges.
“Relaxation” is a word used a lot to describe a yoga class, a vacation, or a healing practice. It’s sold as a state to be obtained, as an “end result.” […]
The other day, a person who reads my blog wrote to me and asked me what she should do. She was feeling exacerbated, tired, and out of ideas about a […]
The holiday break is over. We are all getting back into work mode. The tendency might be to go back into old habits of hurrying and being busy. The “to […]
“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating […]
Here’s the thing about “choosing joy”: it’s not about denying anything. It’s not about “sucking it up” and putting on a happy face when we are suffering. A true joy […]
I remember walking into my wholistic doctor’s office feeling pretty confident that I’d get a clean bill of health. I eat well, I exercise, I meditate, I bring mindfulness into […]
Meet Lisa Davis, Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer here at Georgetown. Lisa has written for GUWellness before about her experience with heart surgery. In honor of National Heart […]
Meet Anne Ridder, Interim Associate Dean & Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Degree Program at the School of Continuing Studies and facilitator of the Bereavement Support Group. Simply a “circle of care” open to […]
Three months ago, Nicole Heydt was the picture of health. She is today, too, but the 23 year old doesn’t take it for granted any more. In September, Nicole was […]
Get excited! It’s time for the main wellness event of the fall semester. Mark your calendars now and plan to join GUWellness as well as representatives from all of our […]
Meet Nichelle Mason, Assistant Director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative in the McDonough School of Business. We caught up with Nichelle at a recent Creative Spark workshop. Originally from Louisiana, […]
This September we kicked off a new year of Creative Spark workshops, led by GUWellness Director Rachel Bridges, designed to inspire new paths to well-being through creativity. Register for November’s workshop here. What’s a […]
This month, Father opines on the prospect of new beginnings in his monthly spiritual musing. Fr. Francis Schemel is Chaplain to the Staff at Georgetown University. He chats with us […]
Starting this Fall, GUWellness is interviewing employees about the ways they integrate well-being into their daily lives in our wellness@ Work series. First up is John Hooth, an athlete and a […]
The Wellness Explorers Challenge is all about encouraging us to try new things that can enhance our wellness. I invite you to consider trying Self-care. I define Self-care as a set of […]
Fr. Schemel reflects on Independence Day and the bountiful freedoms we cherish.
In June, Fr. Schemel reflects on the joys of summer, vacations and the perspective they bring.
Sign up NOW for the Wellness Explorers Challenge! We’re tweaking and enhancing the annual spring walking challenge to give you more ways to participate and more credit for all the […]
Fr. Schemel speaks to the changes and new freedoms present in May. He discusses what freedom actually looks like in action, rather than a simplistic concept.