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On each episode of Mindful and Reflective Moments, members from the Vassar College community will share a mindfulness practice and how their practice sustains them during these uncertain times. This podcast originated as a daily, virtual mindfulness practice offered via Zoom. We started this project as soon as we transitioned to online learning. The intention of the project was to offer a moment to pause. After the semester ended, we received positive feedback! Members of the Vassar communit ...
 
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Get your beautiful body up and moving while you focus your mind with intention during this walking meditation, led by Vassar College Director of Health Services, Margot Schinella. You will learn some awesome facts about the body that helps to nourish and sustain you everyday, all while grounding your mind during a full body scan. Learn about the he…
 
Research shows the benefits of mindfulness practices, such as: contemplation, meditation, gratitude and compassion practices. Join Wayne Assing, the Assistant Director of Vassar's Counseling Service, as he leads a guided meditative practice inviting stillness and curiosity. Experience how mindful listening and awareness helps promote a calm mind an…
 
It’s difficult to find long periods of time to relax every day. With this episode, and just 5 minutes out of your day, you will get your heartbeat slowed down, breathing expanded, and overall energy lifted from stress or negative thoughts. Who knows, you might even fall in love with meditation and stretch it longer each day!…
 
It can be challenging to find moments to pause and reflect. During difficult personal moments, nation-wide racial injustice, and, yes, even during a pandemic, we can find beauty all around us. Join Dean Wendy Maragh Taylor in a moment of pause and how reflections on nature can be a source of peace.By Vassar College
 
Gratitude is a fundamental human emotion, but it isn’t the easiest to practice in our daily lives. Join Jason Jin ’22 in this episode as he discusses the importance of being thankful and the impact it can have on our day-to-day interactions. Learn the science behind gratitude and how you can begin making it a part of your own mindful and reflective…
 
Breathing is an innate ability that we as humans have. However, sometimes when we are experiencing stress, injustice, being in a constant mode of survival, and an intense sense of overwhelm, our natural rhythm of breathing is compromised. Through this mindfulness practice, learn to take back your breath and increase your sense of wellness and well-…
 
Do you know you are valuable just because you are a human being? You can find joy in life apart from what you do. In a society that prides itself on productivity, we need to take a moment to consider and even adjust our mindset. Join Dean Wendy Maragh Taylor as she comments on an article, Workism Is Making Americans Miserable.…
 
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