Actually meditating every day is tough. “Headspace” makes it easier…and fun!
“Headspace” (my favorite meditation app) and its parent website, headspace.com, feature a series of 365 short guided meditations (male voice, British accent). The first 10 are free (with registration). The meditations have to be done in sequence, as each session builds on the previous day. Graphs chart your progress through the series, and there’s a supportive online community.
No arcane words to learn, no religious content, and no musical soundtrack.
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Donna Goldberg pretty much launched the field of student organizing, and her 2005 book The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond is the first title I recommend for parents and teachers of middle and high school students. That said, there’s much in this volume that speaks to the needs of the university community, especially graduate students and faculty. Continue reading →
Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. In my experience, anxiety seems to be quite prevalent among academics. What’s interesting is how some people are really bothered by the experience, and others aren’t. One difference? Mindfulness. Continue reading →
Daniel Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us provides a fascinating lens for analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the university as a place for both study and employment. Continue reading →