Planting a Seed of Mindfulness Through Yoga

What if one hour a week could help you improve your mental focus, strengthen your ability to accomplish tasks and help you move through your day more mindfully?  These are some of the things students in Dara Harper’s Yoga Seeds class describe being better able to do since beginning their yoga practice. Continue Reading

Questions and Answers about Meditation

Healthy Monday Zen MeditationMeditation helps us to live in the present rather than being stuck in the past or anxious about the future.  It helps bring clarity and compassion to our relationships and to the events of our lives.  It is a simple but powerful means of achieving serenity.  Most people have heard of meditation, but there are many misconceptions. Continue Reading

University Wellness Initiative Spring Wellness Series

Syracuse campus in summertime

As I drove to south campus earlier today for the University Wellness Initiative’s Spring Wellness Series, I asked myself what I felt grateful for today.  On the short drive to skytop office building, it began to snow and what quickly came to mind was that I was not grateful for the lingering effects of winter- it’s nearly April, work with us here Mother Nature! Continue Reading

Meditation Monday

Hendricks ChapelAs I sat at my computer, an email notification appeared in the corner of my screen at the same moment my telephone rang.  I paused, took a deep breath, and answered.  Wrong number.  I turned back to my computer screen, two more new emails.  I glanced at the clock.  I scribbled a few more things on my to-do list.  Another deep breath.  It was one of those days where the to-do list just seemed to be getting longer.  I shifted in my chair and glanced at the clock again.  Another deep breath. Continue Reading