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ASU events promote wellness and equity for Sun Devils

Welcome back Sun Devils! During these hectic times, it is more important than ever to stay informed on current events and to take care of your mental and physical well-being. Here at the Graduate College, we want to highlight events for graduate students focused on equity, inclusion and well-being to help you thrive this semester.

Wellness, caring and connection in the time of COVID-19

ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience is offering the ASU community an hour of contemplation every day from 12:00 noon – 1 p.m. Billed as “Caring and connection in the time of COVID-19,” the sessions are open and free.  As noted by the Center, “the world and each of us in it remain much in need of community and connection at this time.” The virtual mediation practices are available via Zoom:  

The importance of mindfulness for graduate students

Mindfulness is so important that ASU created the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience in 2017. But what exactly is mindfulness and why is it so important? 

“The simplest definition of mindfulness is to be present,” said Teri Pipe, Chief Well-Being Officer at ASU. “To be fully present and engaged.”