mindfulness

December 10, 2017 - 5:45pm
Commentary: Follow these tips to maintain your sanity and your grades.

Finals week has finally arrived. If you aren’t already stressed by thinking about the numerous papers that are due on the same day, or the hours upon hours you will need to spend in the library, then chances are you are actively seeking out ways to decrease your stress levels. Look no further. Here is a compiled list of the top five stress relievers you should indulge in this week. They say the pain is temporary and GPA is forever, but there’s no need to sacrifice your mental health for the sake of good grades. Follow these tips and you can have it all.

March 18, 2015 - 1:28pm
Universities across the country are bringing contemplative studies to the classroom to provide alternative learning methods to de-stress, improve focus and decrease distractions.

Diane Grimes sits cross-legged on a magenta Zafu meditation cushion in the front of the classroom as 21 students shuffle into her Tuesday afternoon CRS 347: Mindful Communication Skills class at Syracuse University. Fifteen women and six men deftly strip off thick parkas, down jackets, and heavy-duty snow boots; and place them in four large mahogany closets that line the sides of the room. Leaving behind everything but a folder and pen, the students assume a cross-legged position on their assigned Zafu cushions.