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OR&R Diversity Event Focuses on Mindfulness

MARCH 1, 2019 — On February 27, the OR&R Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee sponsored an event on mindfulness. Mindfulness is bringing one's awareness to the present moment, and has been proven to improve focus, reduce stress, enhance creativity, and improve physical health. The event provided an overview and history of mindfulness, the benefits, and tips for starting a mindfulness practice. Participants were guided through "body scan" and "raisin" exercises to experience the practice first-hand. The event featured a lively discussion on tactics to promote mindfulness in everyday life at work and home, and advice from OR&R staff that are exploring their own mindfulness practices.

Over 50 OR&R staff and managers from around the country attended the event. 

The OR&R D&I Committee would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in this event. We hope you will join us for our next event on March 21 at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT, where we will host a guest speaker on the topic of myths and realities of generational diversity in the workplace.

For further information, contact Sherry.Lippiatt@noaa.gov.

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