Women in Science Workshop: (Full Rate)
10/24/2017 2:00 PM
Thru 10/24/2017 4:30 PM
We live in a fast-paced time where multi-tasking, overloaded schedules, and high demands often keep us incredibly busy and stressed. It seems paradoxical to meet both the demands and goals of our work and personal life. To balance our expectations, our career goals in soil science, agronomy, crop science, environmental science or related fields, and also live a deeply fulfilling and happy life can be challenging. Specifically, women suffer from those competing demands. To keep us healthy and in the “green zone” depends how we relate to stress and life as a whole. Being overwhelmed may tip us over and can be exhausting when it happens over prolonged periods.
However, there has been ample research evidence that mindfulness practices allow us to unplug and be more present. Mindfulness has shown cognitive, neurological, emotional, somatic, relational benefits and improved well-being and health. Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart and mind) in the present moment. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgement. The practices of mindfulness cultivate the ability to become more aware of thoughts, emotions, and actions, and thus, give us the tools to live up to our individual highest potentials. The inner work of suspending, and moments of silence, open cracks that break into our stressful life bringing forth creativity. Inner (i.e., connecting to the source of “being who we really are”) and outer worlds (i.e., to learn, strive, and relate to others and the world) are interconnected. Join us at this workshop where we will explore work life balance and several mindfulness practices.
Sabine Grunwald, PhD
Leader of UF Mindfulness & Professor
Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis & GIS Laboratory
Soil and Water Sciences Department
University of Florida