Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

Resources for Body, Mind and Spirit

Well-Being encompasses all our parts, not just the physical body. It is important to create balance in your life by nurturing your whole person, which includes spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. Below is a list of some helpful resources.

Mind & Body - Greater Good Science Center University of California Berkeley

Articles, podcasts and videos about practices that are grounded in neuroscience. The site is rich in resources. Click on the various tabs for additional information and resources.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/mind_body

Being Kind: The Music Video that Circled the World

Consider the 21 Day Kindness Challenge.  What act of kindness will you leave behind?

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4472

KindSpring - Small Acts that Change the World

A virtual community that supports and encourages acts of kindness

http://www.kindspring.org/

Casa De Paz (House of Peace) - Karma Tube

Video about the formation of an "intentional community of peace and non-violence in an area rife with structural and physical violence."  Watch it and be inspired!

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4616

Finding Freedom in Forgiveness 

Listen to this moving account of the transformational power of forgiveness NPR's series "This I Believe"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101469307

Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

Posting from the UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. 

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_self_compassion_overcome_procrastination?utm_source=GGSC+Newsletter+-+July+2014+%233&utm_campaign=GG+Newsletter++-+July+2014+%233&utm_medium=email 

Quizzes to Support Greater Positive Emotions and Stronger Relationships

Greater Good Science Center UC Berkeley

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes

The 5 Best Ways to Build Resiliency - Experience Life

Shares ways that you can learn to bounce back from the traumas and challenges of life. 

http://experiencelife.com/article/the-5-best-ways-to-build-resiliency/

iRest Integrative Restoration 

An overview of iRest Yoga Nidra; has links to free practice downloads as well as current projects and scientific research findings.

http://www.irest.us/projects/irest

Meditation an Introduction 

An overview by the National Institute for Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/meditation/overview.htm

Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early Life Trauma - Scientific American

Discusses the connection between mindfulness and resiliency.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2014/08/11/mindfulness-training-may-assuage-early-life-trauma/


For Veterans and Military Members  


Moving Forward  

Educational & coaching resources for Vets

http://startmovingforward.t2.health.mil/
 

After Deployment 

Wellness Resources for the military community

http://afterdeployment.t2.health.mil/

iRest for Military Members and Veterans

Includes information, videos, as well as short practices directed toward use of iRest with military members.

http://www.irest.us/projects/veterans

 

 

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