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The Gardian Blog, featured in Alltop and Association Universe, serves as a rich content library that illuminates topics and issues of importance to the association community, particularly as they relate to professional development.

How to be a mindful networker

As a registered dietitian and professional speaker on mindful living, I have found the best way to establish meaningful relationships at these networking functions is by taking a mindfulness approach. It’s about not over indulging in the “bad stuff” that comes with these functions or thinking of your next networking event as “work” or a “chore.”

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jul, 21 2017
Health

Healthy by Association: A personal journey powered by intention

The Healthy by Association Facebook group was established as a space for association and hospitality professionals to set goals, share their workout accomplishments, exchange healthy recipes and, above all, stay motivated.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jun, 23 2017
MeetingsHealth

Navigating food allergies while retiring banquet chicken

After writing a massive amount of marketing copy for a client conference and then publishing an innocent Facebook post highlighting the two best lines, a number of important discussions around conference food and participant dietary needs ensued.

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Meals, mantras and more

On Jan. 20, Aaron Wolowiec started a public group on Facebook, “Healthy by Association,” for association professionals to set goals, share their workout accomplishments, exchange healthy recipes and, above all, stay motivated. Already, we’re up to 50 members, with people joining every day!

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