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Mon 27

NO MONDAY MEDITATION SESSION DUE TO HOLIDAY

May 27 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 29
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Thu 30

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

May 30 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 31

Blogs

May 14, 2019The Benefits of 'Giving' to both the Receiver and the Giver

“Once there was a tree and she loved a boy,” begins Shel Silverstein in his book, The Giving Tree. And as its name suggests, the story is a tale about giving. The tree gives the boy her branches to swing from when he is bored, apples to sell when he needs money. She gives him her branches and trunk when he longs for a house and a boat, and even when she has nothing left to give, she gives her stump to sit on when he is old and tired and still, “the tree was happy.” Probably the first book ... Read More

November 9, 2018Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Diverse organizations such as Google, Aetna, Intel, the Seattle Seahawks and General Mills all have something in common. All of these companies provide mindfulness training to their employees. Mindfulness is an awareness of the present moment, without judgment—a noticing of what is arising. Since the workplace is more fast-paced and competitive than ever, many companies are increasingly turning towards the practice of mindfulness to help their employees deal with the stresses of the workplace environment.  Below are just some of the benefits of practicing mindfulness in the workplace. According to Business News Daily, workplace stress is a major “health epidemic ... Read More

July 30, 2018Changing Your Response to Stress

It is no secret that college students today are facing more stress than ever. Between the pressure to do well in school, work, and maintaining relationships, students experience a number of circumstantial and emotional stressors each day. Anxiety disorders have become one of the most common health problems on college campuses. This heightened state of stress makes it hard to focus on tasks such as taking tests and completing projects. In fact, 30 percent of college students report that stress has negatively affected their academic work according to the 2015 National College Health Assessment. It is almost impossible to change ... Read More

May 2, 2018Students Can Use Mindfulness Techniques during Finals for Focus and Stress Reduction

Finals week is coming and for students that means studying, writing papers, and feeling stressed. In fact, Mental Health America calls it “the most stressful time of the year for college students.” To combat this, students can do the obvious things like exercise to clear their head, eat a well-balanced diet for energy and brain power, and establish a to-do list with priorities. Students can also use mindfulness to help them get through the stress of finals week. A mindful pause is a powerful tool. By taking a brief meditation before writing a paper or taking a test, students can ... Read More

April 23, 2018Mindfulness in the Workplace

Research has shown that mindfulness in the workplace helps employees manage stress; and improve focus and the ability to work together.  What is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, non-judgmentally, in the present moment.” One’s work life can be fulfilling but often stressful.  Mindfulness practice is proven to help participants re-perceive their stressors.  These practices do not have to be extensive. A five to ten minute breathing meditation or body scan can help to refocus the mind and reduce anxiety. “At work, take a moment from time to time to monitor ... Read More

April 18, 2018Mindfulness, Not a Day at the Spa

In my classes, I often talk about how mindfulness and meditation are not spa-days. People sometimes arrive to a meditation with the expectation that I will make them happy with magic meditative guidance. Apologetically I inform them that this is not the practice of meditation. Mindfulness practices increase feelings of well-being and alters our relationship with stress and anxiety, as well as with suffering and life in general. This takes practice, and not just in one session. We do not expect to run a great marathon time without running daily, and the same goes for finding a sense of peace ... Read More

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