Brown bag series on 'Nurturing Your Whole Self' begins April 15

Brown bag series on 'Nurturing Your Whole Self' begins April 15

The Leadership Academy announces a new series titled "Nurturing Your Whole Self."

The series will examine a variety of topics, including: balancing work and family, financial planning, energizing your day, healthy lifestyle changes, and creating healthy relationships – all ways to ease stress and make life more enjoyable.

There often doesn't seem to be time for important things such as family, exercise and eating healthily. The key to easing your stress is creating a life balance through simplicity and planning.

"Nurturing Your Whole Self" brown-bag sessions will be offered over lunch hours below. For more details and to register visit Training Online or call (651) 962-6900.

Here is the schedule:

  • "Take a Break and Energize Your Day," noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Room 401, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus

    This participative seminar focuses on flexibility and strength exercises that can be added into your days at work, your desk, in the car or wherever. The session will cover the importance of maintaining general flexibility and strength, guidelines for stretching, the effect of poor work postures on productivity and well-being, and the importance of balance between muscle groups.

  • "Balancing Work and Family:   A Need for Simplicity," noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the McNeely Hall Great Room, Room 100

    Your life is a journey filled with choices, both personal and professional. Many people seem to be struggling with the challenge of not only getting their lives together, but also the difficulty of picking it up once it is organized. Many people are over-faxed, over-e-mailed and suffering from stuffed calendars and closets. The day-to-day task of maintaining relationships requires energy that cannot be directed toward career tracking, tennis matches or exercise classes. Child care and self-care are often in conflict. What strategies would help simplify your days?

  • "Financial Planning 101," noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the McNeely Hall Great Room, Room 100

    The secrets to financial security are: (1) spend less than you earn, (2) stay out of debt, and (3) build for the future. If you can learn to apply these three secrets, you have the potential to achieve financial security. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. For most people, wealth success can be defined as a financially comfortable retirement. Lack of knowledge causes people to struggle with will power and commitment, and information overload can add to the confusion. This seminar will assist you by providing valuable knowledge about debt management, risk management, capital accumulation, mutual funds, tax-advantaged investments and other basic strategies to help you move ahead to achieve a financially comfortable future.

  • "Fat Facts," noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in Room 401, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus

    Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fatty acid – are all these terms regarding fat confusing?   This seminar will describe the benefits of fats, distinguish between the good and bad fats, identify sources of fat and provide the latest research on fats to help you make healthy choices.

  • "Family Tool Kit," noon-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the McNeely Hall Great Room, Room 100

    Family relationships can be strengthened through thoughtful use of the "family tool kit." Helpful home relationships are created when family members understand how to work and play together. Develop lifelong skills by completing chores, managing allowances, holding family meetings and learning how to share thoughts and feelings. Home is where the story begins.