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Meditation, Mindfulness, Gratitude: Being Here with Body, Heart and Mind

How can we be more present for our everyday activities and open hearted in our relationships? With just a little investment of our time and using tools we naturally and always have available to us we can become calmer and more settled in ourselves and better understand our connection to all sentient beings. Daya Goldschlag, licensed massage therapist, will introduce a few simple practices in mindfulness, meditation and gratitude with which participants can take home and experiment. Participants will do a sitting meditation with concentration on breath and an exercise in mindfulness - paying attention to the minutia of our everyday experiences. Goldschlag will also discuss briefly and give examples of how gratitude can open our hearts and minds and allow us to live with a lesser sense of alienation in our world. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.