Relax, meditate, and breathe

Stress is part of the human experience, and in certain circumstances it can provide extra motivation or help us out of high-risk situations by temporarily increasing awareness and improving physical performance.  However, chronic stress has been linked to a myriad of physical illnesses and has a negative impact on mood and mental health. 

Relax, meditate, and breathe

Stress is part of the human experience, and in certain circumstances it can provide extra motivation or help us out of high-risk situations by temporarily increasing awareness and improving physical performance.  However, chronic stress has been linked to a myriad of physical illnesses and has a negative impact on mood and mental health. 

Some Options

SPRING BREAK 2014 Retreat with the Newman Catholic Club. WHAT/WHO: The Newman Club is sponsoring an off-campus retreat over the first weekend of Spring Recess 2014. Our retreat leaders will be Sr. Chris Clark, DHM and Fr. Warren Savage. WHERE: Our retreat site is Kennebunkport, Maine, at the St. Anthony Franciscan Friary and St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery Estate. We will be participating in Mass and invited to meet with one or two of the friars while there. Visit http://www.framon.net/entrada.htm for photos and details.

Always Mindful

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke on Thursday, 8/13/2009, at 1:57 PM

“How come we all can’t be just a little bit more like monks here?”

Andrew Kriete ’11E has been wondering about this ever since he returned to Amherst after four months practicing meditation in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in New York. He was speaking on a student panel on April 23 as part of the college’s first Day of Mindfulness—a series of events inviting members of the college community to explore various contemplative practices. In the Babbott Room of the Octagon, nine students discussed how and why they’re trying to be mindful in their academic and social lives.

David Mazor

Dr. Mark Hart