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Thriving Thursday: Disconnecting for Sustainability

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Wellness

May 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker(s): Sara Hunter, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email

We all know that taking breaks, resting, and scheduling in time away is important for our well-being. But truly doing these things without feeling like the shadow of our mounting to-do list is constantly following us can be difficult. So, we take our time away but often don’t return recharged because we spent time thinking about all that we’re not doing and all that needs to be done when we return. Disconnecting purposefully and taking time away from our work is not only important for our mental health and well-being but also for sustainability in our field. Join us for Thriving Thursday as we talk about the importance of asking for this time off and then protecting the time we are taking away from work so we can return feeling recharged. This session will be facilitated by OITE Wellness Advisor, Sara Hunter.

American Sign Language interpreting services, CART services, and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact or the NIH Interpreting Office directly, via email, at Requests should be made at least five business days in advance, when possible, in order to ensure interpreter availability.