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UM Enhances Well-Being Through Laughter and Meditation


WOW-2017Between free massages, yoga sessions, and even a lesson on using humor to be healthier, faculty, staff, and students took the time to zen out during the University’s fifth annual Week of Well-Being. This year’s events, held April 3-7, encouraged the UM community across campuses and satellite locations to find their best selves through a number of activities designed to change the way they think about psychological health.

Isaac Prilleltensky, vice provost for institutional culture and dean of the School of Education and Human Development, led sessions sharing insight from his book, ‘The Laughing Guide to Well-Being,’ to show how humor and science can lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program helped participants explore the principles of mindfulness for everyday life. Other returning WOW favorites included yoga sessions led by the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, and Wellness Fairs featuring giveaways, snacks, and a large ‘U’ installation presented by Fidelity Investments, inspiring employees to take steps towards their financial well-being.

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From Food to Finances, Meditation to Men’s Health, UM’s Week of Well-Being Promotes Holistic Health


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By Robert C. Jones Jr.

Fidelity's Kathy Murphy with UM President Donna E. Shalala during one of the Week of Well-Being's many offerings.

Fidelity’s Kathy Murphy with UM President Donna E. Shalala during one of the Week of Well-Being’s many offerings.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 07, 2014) — It was a “wakeup call” for Kathy Murphy’s mother that came at the wrong time. With three of six children in college, her husband died at 57, leaving her to raise a family alone and figure out how to budget and save.

“We focused a lot on saving, but not investing,” Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, told an audience of about 300 University of Miami employees. Read the full story

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