UW-Madison Wellness Symposium (with Breakout Session by Peggy Olive)

Shilagh A. Mirgain
Shilagh A. Mirgain

Date: October 28, 2015

Description: The first ever UW-Madison Wellness Symposium was held at Union South.  The theme was “Wellness Now: Being Our Best Selves in the Current Moment.”   The keynote speaker was Dr. Shilagh A. Mirgain.  There was a breakout session by Peggy Olive entitled “Financial Wellbeing: One Day at a Time”.

Keynote: “Well-Being Here and Now”

Participants joined Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, a UW Health Sport and Health Psychologist recently featured on the TODAY show in this experiential workshop. As we are surrounded by stress and the pressure to succeed, it can be easy to start simply surviving and disconnecting from your passions and purpose. Drawing from mindfulness and mind-body medicine, this experiential workshop taught skills and simple practices to cultivate greater well-being and happiness.  The session offered insight into how to nurture yourself, build greater confidence, and stay resilient so you can truly thrive in your life.