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Multitasking? Can’t Focus? Breathe!

Are you a “frequent/heavy media multitasker?” If you, or someone you know, fits this label, read on. I’ll keep it short. A research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently gathered 1,683 undergraduates, identified roughly 50 students who could be … finish reading Multitasking? Can’t Focus? Breathe!

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Life in the Academic Slow Lane

Looking back at nearly a half century, a lifetime really, spent in academic chemistry (I started my first college chemistry course in 1972 and decided that this was “it” for me), I can see plenty of choices that I made … finish reading Life in the Academic Slow Lane

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Links of Addiction

You are, no doubt, reading these words on a digital device of some sort. And it’s almost certainly the case that you landed here because you saw a link on another web page and clicked on it. We are online a … finish reading Links of Addiction

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5 Reasons You Didn’t Meditate Today + 1 More

Sometimes this blog just writes itself. Today I found this link in my inbox: “5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating” (Trike Daily, 12 Jan 2018). So, rather than draw this out, just follow my … finish reading 5 Reasons You Didn’t Meditate Today + 1 More

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Ending Digital Distraction in 2018?

Could this be the year we put an end to digital distractions in our lives? If my own life is any indication, I strongly doubt it. I crossed the Rubicon this month and purchased my first (yes, first!) smartphone. I … finish reading Ending Digital Distraction in 2018?

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January Meditation News

Weekly silent meditation will continue on Tuesdays throughout January. Meditation on January 16 will be held in Eliot 419 (below), and on January 23 & 30 in Eliot chapel.  Sessions run from 12:10-12:40 pm and are open to all members … finish reading January Meditation News

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Mindful Walks for Immigrant Justice

Three Portland groups are sponsoring a regular public silent meditation walks at Portland’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in SW Portland. The sponsoring groups are Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, and Ziji Collective (see Facebook). The … finish reading Mindful Walks for Immigrant Justice

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I Can’t Meditate, It Doesn’t Work for Me

“I can’t meditate, it doesn’t work for me,” is a phrase I’ve heard so many times in the past 10 years. Not wishing to be impolite, I don’t push back on this, but I do wonder, “What part of meditation … finish reading I Can’t Meditate, It Doesn’t Work for Me

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Health-O-Ween Special Offer – Free Meditation INSTRUCTION

Hi folks, Alan Shusterman (chemistry), here. The Reed Wellness committee has designated October Health-O-Ween month and put together a list of wellness activities for you to try out. One of these is “Monster” Meditation, our weekly meditation sessions that we hold during the … finish reading Health-O-Ween Special Offer – Free Meditation INSTRUCTION

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On this fractured morning: a call to connect

I don’t know how or when you started your day. Me? I did what I nearly always do: petted the cat, reached for the remote, and waited for the weather forecast. The horrible news from Las Vegas is what I … finish reading On this fractured morning: a call to connect

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