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Be Well MLA Wednesdays: I Wet My Plants: Plants and Gardening for Wellness

The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among members of the Medical Library Association. Every month, MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday wellness series. In these sessions, MLA members and guests will share lessons learned, strategies, and tips on various wellness topics. Series events will run from September 2022 to April 2023, culminating at MLA'23.

Join the Be Well MLA Team for our kickoff session: I Wet My Plants: Plant and Gardening for Wellness

September 14, 2022, 2:00 to 3:30 PM [60-minute presentation; 30 minute optional discussion]

In this event, invited panelists discuss how they use gardening and plant therapy for wellness and wellbeing.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming Be Well Wednesday sessions:

  • Healthy Eating, October 12
  • Mindfulness, November, 9 
  • Laziness Does Not Exist Book Discussion, December 14
  • Take Action, January 11
  • Love Yourself (Self Compassion), February
  • Radical Empathy Book Discussion, March 8
  • Wellness at Your Library Panel - April, 12

All sessions are from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST); presentations are 60 minutes long, followed by an optional 30-minute discussion with the presenters and the Be Well MLA team.

Be Well MLA Planning Team:

Shannon Jones, 2022-2023 MLA President

Amy Blevins, MLA President-elect

Kelsa Bartley, University of Miami

Lorin Jackson, Region 2, NNLM

Irene Lubker, Medical University of South Carolina

Tamara Nelson, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Ariel Pomputius, University of Florida

Kate Saylor, University of Michigan

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