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Student Flourishing Initiative: Tools for School and Life

April 5, 2018 by John Kelly
 
The greatest challenges faced by today's college students will likely have little to do with tests, papers or presentations. According to many experts, the combination of external and internal stressors affecting these students is without precedent—and growing pressure to succeed is often stoked by factors such as family financial pressures and social stresses magnified by social media.

Bringing Contemplation to Life—Kirsten Gelsdorf

At CSC, we are often asked to describe the positive impacts of incorporating contemplative practices into our lives—from the way we see ourselves and our relationships, to creating balance, managing stress, and succeeding in our careers. But because the benefits are diverse and because there are so many practices to explore, it is a challenging question to answer. For this reason, we are sharing personal stories of transformation and discovery—to help us all better appreciate and understand the powerful effects of contemplative practices.

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