December 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Virtual Event
University of Nevada Reno's School of Public Health

Re-envisioning the “Work-Life Balance” Paradigm

Live Session: December 10, 2021 at 10am PST. Recording to follow.

How do we integrate our work into life stability and resilience? We usually call it “work-life balance” but perhaps it should be “life-work balance.” According to Milena Regos, Founder of “Unhustle”, “We need to fit our work into our lives, instead of the other way around.” Is work a manageable portion of your life, or does it control your life all the way around? What if “life-work balance” is never achieved, but instead re-balanced daily, as life unfolds? Without addressing our holistic health, it’s unlikely we can fully help others in our personal or professional lives.

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of addressing our wellbeing, focusing on taking life as it comes, not as a destination to reach. We will evaluate the issues and discuss healing behaviors. These include meditation, mindfulness, healthy diet and nutrition, sleep, leisure, and recreation. Wherever you are in balancing life and work, you will leave refreshed, knowing that solutions are not as complicated as we often believe and that the pursuit of perfection gets in the way of a more achievable and realistic notion of progress.

Public Health Perspectives is a free online webinar series designed to showcase programs impacting public health. PHP discusses program design, lessons learned, and creative solutions with public health professionals around the nation. Each PHP webinar takes approximately 1-hour to complete.

PHP Webinars are hosted live on the second Friday of each month at 10am PST.  

To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All PHP sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. To educate the audience about various physical and mental health topics such as loneliness and solitude, mindfulness and meditation, burnout, compassion fatigue, and techniques for holistic health.
  2. To provide a framework for the audience to re-envision their “life-work” balance, which leads to an increased focus on personal wellbeing and its impact on their professional interactions.
  3. To inspire the audience to dedicate to their own journey of self-care and wellbeing, finding a path that best fits their needs.

Target Audience:

  • Public health professionals
  • Community members
  • Students

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education: N/A

Speakers’:  Mark Funkhouser, Olivia “Liv” Ash, Esq., MS.

About the Speakers

Mark Funkhouser works for a national non-profit providing technical assistance and training to courts and communities around the country in child welfare and juvenile justice. He has worked on various projects including juvenile probation transformation and detention, crossover youth, and targeted resource mapping around opioids and state courts. Mark has previous experience in business and education in addition to more than twenty-five years working in or with courts in various ways. He spent over two decades in juvenile and adult criminal justice and community corrections. Mark has degrees in education and business and is certified as a yoga instructor, community health worker, and peer recovery specialist and trainer. In his spare time, Mark is in leadership with a global men’s work and as a novice and enthusiast in Liberating Structures.

Liv Ash brings teaching & management experience to well-being education. Liv is an award- winning writer who researches, teaches, and speaks about the experience of loneliness and how to implement positive solutions to manage it. Liv wears many hats; she is an Indiana-licensed attorney working as full-time Associate General Counsel for an Indianapolis-based corporation focusing on ERISA’s application to benefits plans; she also teaches well-being courses as Adjunct Faculty for Indiana University’s School of Health and Human Sciences. Liv received degrees in Exercise Science & Education and is an Indiana-licensed teacher. As a creative outlet and means to share knowledge, Liv founded Liv Balanced, LLC where visitors will learn about well-being, art, and fashion. Olivia paints abstract art and enjoys hiking and cycling.

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