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Mindful Meanderings

Mindful Meanderings

By PSU Campus Rec and SHAC
Thank you for joining Mindful Meanderings podcast brought to you by Portland State University’s Campus Rec and Student Health and Counseling. This podcast is all about being mindful as we get outside to walk or roll. Each episode will have a different focus aimed at expanding our daily mindfulness practice. From practicing gratitude, finding joy, and simply being in the moment, we are excited to be a part of your mindful walk or roll experience. New episodes will be released monthly, and PDF transcripts are available in each episode description.
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Episode 13: Spring in Full Bloom
This episode focuses on mindfulness by embracing the sights, sounds, and sensations associated with spring, allowing participants to move out of winter hibernation and back into spring action. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode Transcript
18:14
April 11, 2021
Episode 12: Body Positivity
As we navigate through the world, the way we feel about our bodies can bring up many thoughts and feelings that bring us outside of the present moment and into our minds. Today’s episode focuses on cultivating body positivity through expressing gratitude and acceptance for our bodies. If you are interested in learning more about body positivity, check out videos of presentations from "Love your Body" week on the Campus Rec Wellbeing YouTube page. https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/events/love-your-body-week For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode Transcript
30:08
March 14, 2021
Episode 11: Self Love and Self Compassion
This episode focuses on practicing self-love and self-compassion. We will be exploring how to show self-compassion towards our body, mind, and spirit. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode Transcript
25:17
February 14, 2021
Episode 10: Walk to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This episode is focused on honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is meant to inspire listeners to walk or roll towards anti-racism efforts in their community. We encourage listeners to consider attending PSU’s Global Diversity and Inclusion’s MLK week events. For more information please visit their website at: https://www.pdx.edu/diversity/mlk-tribute Also be sure to check-out programs through the Pan-African Commons Cultural Resource Centers at: https://www.pdx.edu/cultural-resource-centers/pac-resources For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
20:56
January 17, 2021
Episode 9: Mindfulness and Reflection Walk
On today’s walk we will explore ways to come back to the present, reducing stress, and setting our intention for the new year.  If you'd like to write down your 2020 reflections, download our fillable PDF here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJOf5G70L9P-rC3Md3pgXyk1yN_vSFGL/view?usp=sharing).   For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling (https://www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/) Campus Rec (https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/) Episode transcript
19:46
December 4, 2020
Episode 8: Land Acknowledgement and Thankful Walk
This episode focuses on finding gratitude and enjoyment with our natural world that surrounds us, while also honoring the Indigenous people whose traditional and ancestral homelands we are on and occupy. Special thank you to Yolonda Salguiero, from NASCC, and Trevino Brings Plenty, from MRS, for consulting with us regarding the episode.  To donate to the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, please check out: https://www.psuf.org/native-american-student-and-community-center For more information regarding land acknowledgements or ways you can lift up indigenous voices, check out the following resources: https://native-land.ca/ https://www.pdx.edu/cultural-resource-centers/nascc https://www.csusm.edu/cicsc/land.pdf https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/09/honoring-indigenous-peoples-recommended-reads https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/10/12/honoring-indigenous-peoples-day-we-must-reckon-past-order-create-just-and-equitable-future https://usdac.us/nativeland www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
25:22
November 26, 2020
Episode 7: Heading to the Trail
Getting outside and hiking on trails has been shown to increase environmental wellbeing, mental health, and boost your mood. Turn on this episode and tune in to your body as you get outside to explore your local trails. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling PSU Campus Rec Episode transcript
29:06
November 7, 2020
Episode 6: Transitioning from Tarmac to Trails
This episode is perfect for folks looking to learn more about hitting the trails. We will cover how to plan a hike, what to wear, and what to bring with you. This is a great place to start or refresh yourself on getting out to the trails. Episode Resources: REI has this site which we will borrow some information about hiking Folks can then very easily hop into a specific topic to read more about; water purification, food, shoes, etc. Nerd Fitness has a very similar guide Local trail guide from All Trails: Leave No Trace Principles PSU Leave No Trace Workshop For more information and resources  related to mindfulness and wellbeing visit: PSU Student Health and Counseling PSU Campus Rec Episode transcript
11:33
November 7, 2020
Episode 5: Walk and Roll to the Polls!
It’s time to vote and let your voice be heard! This episode is a great companion for walking to your nearest ballot drop off or heading to vote in person. Either way you vote this year, don’t forget to bring your headphones and this podcast. This podcast has information and relates to voting in the National Election for the State of Oregon. For questions regarding other state elections, please go to: https://www.usa.gov/how-to-vote or https://www.vote.org/ To find your local Oregon ballot box: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/drop-box-locator.aspx For questions or concerns regarding voting in Oregon: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/default.aspx ----- For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
32:19
October 23, 2020
Episode 4: Gratitude Walk
Practicing gratitude has been shown to decrease stress and increase resilience. This episode focuses on cultivating internal and external gratitude for everything around you. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
21:22
October 16, 2020
Episode 3: Making and Finding Joy
For our third episode we will focus on making and finding joy in our lives. Starting with our breathing we will scan our bodies for joy. Through this exploration we will work to notice internal and external experiences of joy, and focus on how we can carry it throughout our daily lives. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
35:42
October 11, 2020
Episode 2: Introduction to Mindful Walking
In our second episode we discuss mindful walking. We’ll start with recognizing and acknowledging our breathing and then work to use our senses to stay present throughout our walks. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
12:41
October 6, 2020
Episode 1: Before You Go on a Walk
In this episode we briefly discuss some considerations before you get outside to mindfully meander. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode transcript
03:49
October 1, 2020