By COLLEEN SULLIVAN
Information learned in school is often applied solely in practicum, jobs or internships. Contemplative studies, unlike other programs, is directly applied alongside the learning process, rather than only afterwards. This minor is centered upon meditation and contemplation in everyday life, which is both a personal and intellectual skill. Five years ago, a contemplative practice class started being offered by professors David Ambuel and Angela Pitts and many students were eager to become involved.
By COLLEEN SULLIVAN
There are pitch pipe apps, animation apps, makeup apps, workout apps and any other app imaginable to occupy time. The catch phrase “there’s an app for that” gets more true every day. So naturally there are apps that are aimed to assist and destress through stressful times. Here are three free apps that focus on mindfulness and relaxation.
By PAIGE WALTON
November is the month of giving thanks. However, saying thank you and being thankful are two very different things. The former may merely be a case of having manners; the latter is a mindset and way of living.
By KAITIE GOODWIN
We move so rapidly from one class to the next, from assignment to assignment, that we can miss a lot about what is actually happening outside of our personal bubbles. Next week, however, we are being given a chance to learn how to take time to see our environment and the people around us, thanks to the fourth annual Mindfulness Week at UMW.
BY LAUREN GRANT
This upcoming week marks the second annual Mindfulness Week at the University of Mary Washington, which educates students and the local community on the benefits of meditation and mindful eating. For those unfamiliar with “mindfulness,” let alone “mindful eating,” this week is all about learning to engage with the unfamiliar.
The Week of Mindfulness begins at the University of Mary Washington on Monday Sept.30. Mindfulness is defined as non-judging awareness of the present moment by UMW newsletter EagleEye. It is noted to be beneficial in recognizing and resolving habitual patterns in managing stress and improving performance, both academic and athletic.