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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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Contemplative studies meshes intellectual and personal growth

October 19, 2017 |


Senior Writer

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.Read More

Mindfulness apps help stressed out students

October 5, 2017 |


Senior Writer

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.Read More

After Halloween, before Christmas, take the meaning of Thanksgiving to heart

November 3, 2016 |


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.Read More

UMW’s 4th annual Mindfulness Week will focus on whole-person wellness

October 6, 2016 |


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.Read More

Mindfulness week to return to campus

September 10, 2014 |


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.Read More

Staff editorial: Mindful living for students

October 2, 2013 |

In today’s culture, life moves at a rapid pace. One is constantly bombarded with stimuli, assignments and obligations.Read More

Mindfulness promotes well-being on campus

September 25, 2013 |

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.Read More