“The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding.” (Author: Thich Nhat Hanh)
We began our day with a very special mindfulness activity and discussion, led by Marga Odahowski, who is the Director of Studies at UVA’s International Residential College (IRC). Marga led us on a journey of the senses, with mindfulness activities that involved walking, breathing, and eating. Through these activities we became more aware of our own thoughts and sensations.
Such a lovely setting to practice mindfulness in…
Earlier in the day, before class even officially began, students in the Agro-Ecology class were being busy bees in the kitchen garden, setting up the research projects that they will be conducting over the next several days!
Check it out for yourself:
Lot’s more to come about the details of each of these projects tomorrow!!