Wellness Initiative

Welcome to NUNM Wellness!

The wellness initiative is designed to increase the opportunity for staff to focus on health and wellness in the workplace.

  • This initiative’s focus is self-care and collaboration. It is institutionally supported and focuses on natural medicine choices.
  • Wellness, self-care and collaboration are important elements in making NUNM a healthy place to work.

Elements of the Plan

  • Allocated one hour of self-care per week: Employees are allowed one hour of paid time each week to participate in self-care activities. Activities can be collaborative or solitary.
  • Community potlucks: An opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to share meals and cultures to foster diversity and inclusion.
  • Expressions of gratitude: Human Resources has available “thank you’s” that can be sent across the university to others who have helped in some way.
  • Focus bulletin boards: In selected hallways each college or school maintains a bulletin board that includes items promoting wellness, comfort, gratitude and acceptance.
  • Presentations and “Lunch & Learns”: Each school, college and institution offers or sponsors talks and presentations each term to integrate and teach our core philosophy surrounding teaching and healing. These talks and presentations help integrate a general awareness of health, healing and wellness.
  • Theme or activity-based groups: Staff will have opportunities to develop and/or join groups based on faculty and staff interests, including book clubs, walking groups, mediation and yoga sessions, running or cycling clubs, cooking and crafts.
  • Volunteer/Giving opportunities: Volunteer opportunities are hosted throughout the year to increase collaboration and increase feelings of goodness and compassion.


    • Workplace Movement Strategies Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon in Room 322. How we sit, stand and move around the office can have a big impact on worker well-being and productivity.  Join us for an reprise overview of strategies for workplace movement that enhance health and wellness presented by Ian Rubin.
    • Listening to the Wisdom of Winter – Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11 – noon in Room 322. Learn about the water element within ourselves, led by CCM Professor David Berkshire.
    • Life Style Choices and Effective Pain Management – Tuesday, March 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in room 107- Need help managing pain and discomfort in your day to day life? Join us for a discussion of how life style and life style related changes can help you to effectively manage pain. Led by Dr. Tim Irving, DC.
    • February Monthly Potluck – Thursday, February 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m. – Join us at Spaulding House to reconnect with colleagues for a delicious potluck. Participate by bringing your favorite home-cooked dish or purchased food.