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NIH Joins the Mindful FED Program

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All staffers are welcome to enjoy the benefits of the Mindful FED Program—beginning with a weekly NIH class. Brought to you by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Mindful FED is a first-of-its-kind interagency community of practice, complementing agencies’ wellness goals by integrating mindfulness strategies and practices into workplace culture, enhancing staff health and resilience, performance and leadership development. The community, and its services, are open to any employee expressing curiosity and intention for cultivating self-awareness and self-management. 

There are several ways to participate:

  •  View an NIH video intro
  •  Join the listserv—send a blank email to and receive weekly resources
  •  Attend NIH’s Mindful FED Offering with Dr. Rezvan Ameli on Thursdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. ET 
  •  Listen to Mindful Musings audio blog series 
  •  Take in the weekly class schedule
  •  View/attend any interagency offerings, held multiple times/day  
  •  Register for the Mindful Approaches to AI Webinar Series (May to September) 

For more information, visit Questions? Email Leslie Pont, NIH Wellness Program manager at Go to for weekly news and events.

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