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Posted on October 29, 2019 at 11:13 AM by Janet Lo
Contributer Karen Gause
Self-Care Becomes a Group Effort
In September Director Griffin charged us all to think about, “The Art of Self-Care”, and how important it is to determine your why, go back to the basics, get an accountability partner(s), be intentional, and to recognize that self-care is a journey. With inspiration brewing in their spirits and motivation on their minds, employees in the Division of Community Services-Director’s Office came together to form the first ever Division of Community Services Walking Group (catchier name coming soon). Spearheaded by Karen Gause, this group walks every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 to 11:30 am in the Employee Wellness Center or around the Downtown area close to the office. Studies say, walking 30 minutes a day improves your mood, gets your creative juices flowing, and helps you sleep better at night along with many other added benefits. So accept the challenge with us as we work towards being deliberate in our self-care journey. You never know, your office could be full of coworkers and employees with the same self-care goals as you!
Ray is a recently relocated from Little Rock, AR. Some of Ray’s interests include roller skating and technology. She is interested in traveling to Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Ereca is a Memphis native who graduated from The University of Memphis with a BA in Psychology. She is the mother of two girls who are the center of her “ universe” and keep her busy! Outside of working and being a parent, Ereca enjoys reading, cooking, and all things glamour and fashion!
Kimberly is a single mother with a passion for treat making and party coordinating. She grew up in Memphis and is a Melrose alumni. Kimberly’s goal in life is to make a difference starting within her own household and then the community.
Lateshia is a graduate of Fairley High School in Memphis, TN. She has prior experience in the education field and is looking forward to working and assisting people in the community.
Jessica is a graduate of Tougaloo College and received an Associate’s in Music. She says she loves singing , traveling and spending time with her family.
Tag(s): staff news, October 2019, director