Healthy Eating in a Beautiful Space on the Corner
We enjoyed a perfect lunch at Roots Natural Kitchen on Saturday, June 13 – Excellent food, friendly folks, a beautiful atmosphere; all combined with a mission to keep us healthy and support the UVa Children’s Hospital.
UVa Today: U.Va. Grads’ New Corner Restaurant Serves Healthy Food With a Mission (news.virginia.edu/content/uva-grads-new-corner-restaurant-serves-healthy-food-mission)
If you love to be outside in this beautiful, sunny weather, please be aware that excess exposure to UV radiation can cause lasting damage which may lead to skin cancer. Remember your sunblock, sunglasses, and hat! Even when the weather is cool and cloudy, you need sun protection.
UVa Health System, Primary Care, Dermatology is offering a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 10, 8 am to 12 pm – Register 434-270-0901
It just might save your life!
It is not too late for New Year’s resolutions! The suggestions in the article quoted below are so simple and so easy for all ages. This blog constitutes my reflective writing and helps me stay focused on what I consider most important in my life. It has changed a great deal over the last five years, and I expect that to continue as the years progress.
Practice mindfulness and compassion and you’ll engage in resilient behaviors. Practice being patient, being kind, being in the moment; practice tuning in and connecting with others and you’ll prime and strengthen cognitive circuitry that reinforce such ways of being. Just as exercise and weight training benefits your muscles, your brains neuroplasticity — its ability to be malleable – allows us to develop new healthy habits through practice.
Dorrie K. Fontaine is dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, where Susan Bauer-Wu, the Kluge Professor in Contemplative End-of-Life Care, teaches and directs the Compassionate Care Initiative. David Germano, the director of U.Va.’s Tibet Center and SHANTI, is a professor of religious studies. Bauer-Wu, Fontaine and Germano are members of the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center directorate.
via The Architecture of Resilience | Dorrie K. Fontaine.
We are very fortunate to have these folks and programs right here in Charlottesville!
Just as I have been saying for years. Charlottesville is a wonderful PLACE for lifelong learning! So many choices …
Central Virginians have been studying and learning since 1819 and there’s no reason you can’t keep up that tradition no matter your age.Organizations from the University of Virginia to Piedmont Virginia Community College and the local school districts provide specific learning opportunities for people 50 and over as well as courses and classes designed for nontraditional students.
via Lifelong Learning – The Daily Progress: Welcome.
Thomas Jefferson, lifelong citizen scientist, would have loved this new effort by the University of Virginia! Just think how much participants will learn about the world’s biological collections while helping with this project:
This is where you come in: the Notes from Nature transcription project is a citizen science platform built to address this problem by inviting people of all ages and in all geographic locations to participate in the digitization of the world’s biological collections one record at a time! The data made accessible to research through this process will almost certainly lead to new discoveries and understanding about how the world around us works and changes.
Read complete article – USEED @ U.Va.
Know Thyself this spring was a great experience. This year’s offerings from UVa Coursera make it hard to choose! I am sure they will all be Continue reading