For Library staff, a weekly break to breathe, stretch and let go

first_img Read Full Story Every week, Marilyn Morgan, manuscript cataloger at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, leads chair yoga for librarians. “I find that librarians especially tend to be very service-oriented and put themselves last,” Morgan said. “We often feel guilty about taking time for ourselves. This class is great because anyone can carve out 30 minutes once a week.”The class starts with a simple breathing exercise; it also serves to reset posture—which has a tendency to sag after a few hours in front of a screen. She then moves on to gentle neck stretches, seated spine twists and hand and wrist stretches, which are especially helpful for people who type a lot. Morgan ends with a series of stretches for hamstrings and hips. “I choose exercises that can easily be done at your desk,” Morgan said. “I suggest that everyone take a few minutes each day to stretch and breathe.”Morgan holds a Ph.D. in American history, but she’s also always been interested in health and wellness, especially yoga; she was trained at the Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge. Morgan began teaching the weekly class for library staff in fall 2011, an idea she first proposed to the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations committee.“We live in a culture that cultivates stress,” Morgan said. “I love the Harvard Library community, so I am so glad to be able to share my skills with other staff members. I appreciate knowing that the Harvard Library supports this emphasis on wellness.”last_img read more

Caesars steps up Japan IR campaign with Celine Dion concert in Tokyo

first_img Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors RelatedPosts Breaking Barriers Load More More importantly, the Tokyo show was seen as a specific opportunity to highlight the company’s non-gaming proficiency directly to the Japanese market.“Caesars Entertainment is the global leader in creating world-class live entertainment experiences and we are delighted that we helped bring Celine Dion back to Japan for the first time in 12 years,” said Caesars President and CEO Mark Frissora.“Live Entertainment has been key to our success as the preeminent IR operator. With the IR legislation reaching its final stages, we hope this concert demonstrates our commitment to developing meaningful partnerships in Japan.”The concert was attended by a number of key Caesars executives including President of International Development Steve Tight, Executive Vice President of Government Relations & Corporate Responsibility Jan Jones Blackhurst, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Korea and Japan William Shen as well as members of Caesars’ Japan Advisory Council.“Entertainment for the whole family is at the core of Caesars Entertainment and it was a delight to see such a wide range of people enjoying Celine’s concert,” Tight said. “Shows like this take place at Caesars Entertainment Integrated Resorts every day, so I hope this concert gave the audience a real taste of the type of entertainment you can expect at a Japanese Entertainment Resort.”In its announcement, Caesars reiterated its vision to build “a world-class integrated resort which would bring world-class entertainment to Japanese audiences while also showcasing Japanese culture and entertainment to visitors from all over the world.” Caesars Las Vegas hosts celebration of Japan’s Reiwa era Caesars Entertainment Corporation has stepped up its campaign to win a Japan integrated resort license with superstar singer Celine Dion launching a 22-city Asia-Pacific tour inside the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday night.The tour has been touted as the latest milestone in the 15-year history of collaboration between Caesars and Dion, who began her first residency at Caesars Palace in 2003 and recently launched a new residency titled “Celine.”last_img read more