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2018/2019 Lunch & Learn Series

Jack Miller: Curious about Mindfulness?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 12-199

Jack will share beginner-friendly mindfulness meditation practices along with his experience in teaching this practice.

Lauren Brown: Mindful Eating

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12-10 - 12:50, Room 12-199

Lauren will lead a mindful eating practice and share how mindfulness can be integrated into our daily lives.

Allergy Alert: Chocolate and raisins will be used for demonstration purpose

Download her Powerpoint Presentation here

Jamie Magnusson: Breath and the Politics of Mindful Living

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 12-199

Join Jamie and try qigong, a mindful practice that combines breath work and movement, and hear her perspectives on the politics of mindful living.

Shelley Murphy: Mindfulness and Resilience to Stress

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 12-199

Join Shelley to learn about the physiology of stress and how simple mindfulness practices and breathing techniques can help both adults and children calm their bodies and minds to strengthen resilience and support well-being.

 Chad Janjowski (Health & Wellness Centre): 5 Ways To Wellbeing

        Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 12-199

Coping with the competing demands of graduate studies, meeting expectations, and navigating complex university systems can be exhausting! Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success. This interactive session explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you'll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burnout so you can be at your best.

Naraindra PrashadToo Busy to Be Still? Learn Simple Techniques to Calm Your Distractions

         Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 5-210/220

Join Naraaindra as he explores the culture of "being busy" while sharing some simple transformative techniques for "being still." Comfortable clothing is recommended as participants will engage in some chair yoga, stretching and breathing exercises as a transformative step to quiet the mind and body and help cope with the distractions of everyday life.

 Hilary Inwood: Mapping Sustainable Happiness 

         Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, 12:10 - 12:50, Room 5-210/5-220

What does Health & Wellness have to do with the Environment? Scholars around the world are making the links clear through the concept of Sustainable Happiness.  By connecting the dots between our individual need for happiness and the universal need for clean air and water, sustainable food sources, supportive communities and equity, Sustainable Happiness clearly connects physical and mental Health and Wellness to social justice, equity ed, and environmental sustainability.  Our happiness is integrally related to that of all life forms on earth - what is truly best for people is good for the planet, too. 

Join Hilary Inwood on March 19th at 12:15pm to learn more about SH and begin to map and connect its elements to your own life.