We can all infuse into our lives things that make us happy, ways to be of service, and actions that create a sense of accomplishment. How can you help a neighbor, connect with family and friends, or tackle those home projects that have been on the ‘to-do list’ for way too long? Let’s all "pause”, make an intentional plan, and begin a new path. 


Activity 1:  

The improbable true story behind "The Greatest Beer Run Ever"

CBS Sunday morning shared a story about a new movie – The Greatest Beer Run Ever. "I had 50 years of telling stories about this, and 99 percent of the people didn't believe me," said "Chickie" Donohue. His tall tale of "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" really did happen, and is now a motion picture directed by Academy Award-winner Peter Farrelly.

"A guy who brought beer to his friends in Vietnam? I just immediately thought that's a movie," said Farrelly. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin asked, "What was it about that story that connected with you?"  "It was the sheer, you know, hubris, the stupidity to even attempt it," Farrelly replied. "But then, to actually go through, to pull it off? I love that guy!"  Watch the story from CBS Sunday Morning here.


Activity 2:  

Cheetah Cubs Are Living The Dream Playing at the Zoo Nursery

Need a break that is cute and informational? Check out the video from San Diego Zoo. They have two cheetah cubs that they are working with. Watch it here


Activity 3:   

University Museums – so much to explore!

The University Museums offers so many opportunities to learn, explore and be part of our community.  Check out their calendar of events for all the details and information on upcoming events. One that you might want to check out is the upcoming Yultide Evening at the Farm House Museum.

Friday December 2, 2022 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Take part in free Victorian yuletide themed activities and crafts while you enjoy holiday treats. Registration encouraged but not required. By registering you will receive a reminder and any updates about the event via email. Free and open to the public. To register, click here


Activity 4: 

The James Webb Space Telescope – first images - amazing…

We wonder. It’s our nature. How did we get here? Are we alone in the universe? How does the universe work? The James Webb Space Telescope is the next chapter in spaced-based telescope astronomy. The Webb mission builds on the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope’s powerful imaging capability and the Spitzer Space Telescope’s ability to detect light beyond the visible spectrum, into the mid-infrared range. Because infrared light travels through dense gas clouds that block visible light, Webb will reveal previously hidden regions of the universe: early galaxies, forming planets, brown dwarfs, and much more. You can find the latest news of the Webb Telescope here. NASA also hosts live events with updates and other things happening with NASA. Check out NASA Live here.


Activity 5: 

Employee & Family Resources (EFR) - Take Care of Your Mental Health!

Ideas from EFR for Mental Health Awareness. Embrace the idea of total well-being – when you care for both your physical and mental health, you can achieve optimal health and well-being, as one affects the other. Check out the quick tips and tricks for each day of the week. Check out a complete list of ideas here.

  • Mindful Monday - Take some extra time to be present in the moment
  • Good News Tuesday - Make an effort to surround yourself with good news.
  • Wellness Wednesday – consider all dimensions of wellness - emotional, social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, financial, and environmental.
  • Thankful Thursday - Take a moment to say thanks.
  • Feel Good Friday - Celebrate by doing something fun!
  • Self-Care Saturday - Take some time for YOU.
  • Sunday Fun Day - Enjoy some you-time before going back to work.

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