Filtered by Wellness

5 Ways to Avoid Visual Triggers of Migraine and Headache...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020  A Message From Ella Raynor, Instructional Lab Supervisor, and Kat Mogensen, Instructional Lab Assistant, of the Lake Nona Campus Writing Center Did you know that approximately 12% of people in the U.S. suffer from migraines? Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by severe head pain along with a myriad of other […]

Your Technology and Your Health

Thursday, July 9, 2020 A Message from Ronald Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor, Physical Education Your body is an electrical system that works in a relationship with the electromagnetic spectrum. It is capable of phenomenal things and at the same time it is intricate and fragile. In order for the human body to function optimally, it […]

Join Our Summer Health Challenge — Staying Healthy in a P...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 A Message from Ronald Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor, Physical Education Here we are in the month of May, and we still don’t have access to our favorite fitness center (the best of which is in HSB 124). So what is a person to do to meet the body’s need to engage in […]

Counselors Launch Virtual Wellness Summer Series

Friday, May 8, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 Time: 3 p.m. Location: Zoom Valencia College’s counselors are launching a Virtual Wellness Summer Series with the first session titled “How You Doin?” scheduled via Zoom on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 3 p.m. […]

PJI Principle 2: Listen Deeply

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, online schooling for kids, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. […]

Resources for Staying Grounded During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or isolated? If so, Valencia College counselors are here to help. Resources for Employees Counselors recently created a Self-Care Corner, a weekly message for employees on coping strategies as well as yoga and meditation videos, games and uplifting movies. This virtual space also includes links to community […]

Being Present for All That Arises: An Essential Tool of M...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 By Celine Cavalec, Professor, English, and PJI Academic Coordinator COVID-19 has been testing us — asking whether or not we can be present with fear, overwork, upheaval, uncertainty, distractedness, sickness, isolation and loss. I’d love to say that I have met all the challenges of this pandemic with a steady mind […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health and Wellness

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources Your health and safety continue to be our first priority, and I hope this message finds you and your family well. These times of uncertainty and rapid change can bring about a mix of feelings and emotions and, when layered […]

YMCA Membership Drive Postponed

A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards In the next several days, you will receive a postcard in the mail regarding Valencia College’s YMCA membership drive. Due to COVID-19, all YMCA of Central Florida locations are closed through at least Sunday, March 29, 2020. Therefore, Valencia College’s YMCA membership drive is postponed. Details on a […]

Employees Lose 1,574 Pounds with Real Appeal

Valencia College employees have lost a collective 1,574 pounds thanks to the Real Appeal program, part of Valencia’s Total Rewards package. The program tracked participants between April 2019 and January 2020. In all, 492 members enrolled in the program during that time period, and 67% were considered at-risk for diabetes, cardiovascular or other related conditions. Of […]