Category Archives: Meditation

Healthcare Mindfulness

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By: Sarah Hofstedt, CSUN Public Health Intern

A new study finds that as little as five to twelve minutes of daily meditation can reduce stress and anxiety in pre-healthcare college students.

Stress is one of the most reported barriers to academic achievement in college students. Feelings of hopelessness, being overwhelmed, loneliness, and even suicidal ideation are reported by college students across the United States. Continue reading


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By: Sarah Hofstedt, CSUN Public Health Intern

Aromatherapy is an inexpensive, low-commitment way to support wellness; it can bolster healthy sleep, aid in relaxation, and improve mood. It can be as easy as pouring a few essential oil drops onto a cotton ball, or you can buy a diffuser. However, the amount of information online about essential oils and aromatherapy is overwhelming, and using essential oils incorrectly is potentially dangerous. Continue reading

Five Ways to Meditate Without Meditating

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By: Sarah Hoftstedt, CSUN Public Health Intern

Clear your mind. Be calm. Don’t think about the dirty dishes in the sink. Or the exam next week, or the fact that your car’s air conditioner probably needs fixing. Don’t think about that one time you embarrassed yourself in front of your sixth grade class. Clear your mind… Wait, did you remember to feed your roommate’s goldfish?!

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