Tag Archives: stress/relaxation

Bodman Lounge Tea Bar up and running!

Students who visit Helen Hills Hills Chapel often may have noticed some changes to the Bodman Lounge in the past year: books moving around, a new houseplant, the piano left to make way for more seating, mugs and glasses migrating … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Compassion Event Series

Sophomores Shailee Shah ‘20, Shana Fletcher ‘20, and Mira Schueler ‘20 have hosted two of their three “Cooking Up Compassion” events with great success! The complex topic of compassion is investigated with peers over a delicious meal. The thoughtful event … Continue reading

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Fun Time before Crunch Time
Pet-A-Pet Day Spring 2016

Many students met on the Helen Hills Hills Chapel Lawn last Wednesday for the purpose of petting fuzzy heads, also known as Pet-A-Pet Day. The event is held usually around midterms in the fall, and near finals in the spring. … Continue reading

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Finding Zen in the Art Museum

It isn’t every day that one gets the opportunity to practice yoga in an art museum. This past Friday, however, I found myself carrying my yoga mat into the Brown Fine Arts Center, as part of the Mindfulness & Your … Continue reading

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Spiritual Places: Nature Walk

Never underestimate the power of a good walk. This week, feeling fatigued and exhausted, I decided to take advantage of the sunshine by squeezing in a relaxing walk in between my classes. Heading into the woods by Paradise Pond, I … Continue reading

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The Power of Good Food

What’s a holiday without food? From Thanksgiving turkey to a Fourth of July cookout, certain dishes are symbolic of a national holiday.  Regardless of what you celebrate, food is an opportunity to socialize with friends and family, to communicate love … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Relax at Smith College:
A Challenge for Smithies

There is a certain intensity that comes with being a student at Smith College. Heavy workloads, constant deadlines and to-do lists, plus endless meetings for extracurricular activities can all take a toll on the average student. There is, however, an … Continue reading

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A Moment of Peace and Understanding through Turmoil:
A Buddist Meditation Experience

How many of you have participated in meditation? How many of you have attempted to meditate and found yourself struggling to silence the thoughts in your mind, or sit still for so much time? After participating in Monday’s 5:00-6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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