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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: Special Sessions

Title: Special Session--Women in Science Workshop: Connecting Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance

Moderator: Rita Abi-Ghanem
Organizers: Rita Abi-Ghanem and Susan M. Chapman
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Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Women in Science Committee

Session Description: Ticket Required to Attend: Multi-tasking, overloaded schedules, and high demands often keep us incredibly busy and stressed. It seems paradoxical to meet both the demands and goals of our work and personal life. To balance our expectations, our career goals as scientists, while also living a deeply fulfilling and happy life can be challenging. Specifically, women suffer from those competing demands. To keep us healthy and in the “green zone” depends how we relate to stress and life as a whole. There has been ample research evidence that mindfulness practices allow us to unplug and be more present - deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart and mind) in the present moment. The practices of mindfulness cultivate the ability to become more aware of thoughts, emotions, and actions, and thus, give us the tools to live up to our highest potential.  Join us at this workshop where we will explore work life balance and several mindfulness practices.   Speaker: Sabine Grunwald, PhD Leader of UF Mindfulness & Professor Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis & GIS Laboratory Soil and Water Sciences Department University of Florida Registration Required - Fee: $25 ($30 after Sept. 7) Student Fee:  $10 ($15 after Sept. 7)  limited number available - add to your registration!