Learn about the origins, benefits, and practice of Meditation and Mindfulness with a lecture by Rosie Lynch. This lecture was originally presented to members of Sigma Alpha Lambda, JMU’s Co-ed Honors Fraternity for Service, Achievement, and Leadership. Rosie provides an a brief overview of the roots of meditation in Eastern religious traditions like Buddhism and Hinduism and summarizes how mindfulness has become an increasingly popular research interest in the fields of science and medicine with attention to some of its profound health and wellness benefits. She also leads the audience through 3 mindfulness exercises: a short silent meditation, a longer guided meditation, and a simple mindful eating activity. Skip to 10:40 to try out a guided meditation!
Take this 4 Week Challenge to become a better listener. Pick a few people you regularly speak with and start the first week by trying to talk about 20% less than you normally would. In the second week, start asking some basic questions to encourage your chosen audience to talk more. In the 3rd week, deepen the conversation by asking deep questions. During the 4th and final week, start trying to steer the conversation in different directions. I bet the conversation partners won’t even notice.
This isn’t just your average motivational video, but we aren’t unlocking any huge secrets here either. Achieving goals is simple, but takes time and effort.
A simple tutorial on one proven method* to reduce stress and anxiety in your daily routine.
*this method has not been proven, but it’s still pretty neat.