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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 & Student Health and Counseling. This podcast is about being mindful as we get outside, practicing gratitude, finding joy, and being in the moment. Each episode will have a different focus aimed at expanding our daily mindfulness practice. Click the following link to sign up for new episode notifications, make suggestions, leave feedback, and explore our resources: https://linktr.ee/mindfulmeanderings We will be taking the summer off, stay tuned for more details about our return!
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Episode 25: Summer Vacation
Episode 25: Summer Vacation
In this episode, we will learn more about the Summer Solstice and use guided imagery to take mental vacations and explore the wonders of Oregon. To receive notifications of new episodes, provide podcast feedback, make topic suggestions, or learn more about PSU Campus Rec and Student Health and Counseling, click here: Mindful Meanderings Episode 25: Summer Vacation Transcript
28:50
May 29, 2022
Episode 24: Body Gratitude
Episode 24: Body Gratitude
In this episode, we will explore the gifts that our body brings us along with the pressures that our bodies face to look/act/be a certain way. We will make space for understanding the challenges we face in our relationship with our body, while promoting compassion and grace. For more resources on this subject, check out our Health At Every Size page and resources, along with Love Your Body Week! To receive notifications of new episodes, provide podcast feedback, make topic suggestions, or learn more about PSU Campus Rec and Student Health and Counseling, click here: Mindful Meanderings Episode 24: Body Gratitude
29:36
May 09, 2022
Episode 23: Finding Sunshine this Spring
Episode 23: Finding Sunshine this Spring
This episode focuses on mindfulness by embracing the sights, sounds, and sensations, focusing on finding the bright spots in our surroundings, even when they may be hard to find. To receive notifications of new episodes, provide podcast feedback, make topic suggestions, or learn more about PSU Campus Rec and Student Health and Counseling, click here: Mindful Meanderings Episode 23: Finding Sunshine this Spring Transcript
20:17
April 16, 2022
Episode 22: Mindfulness Mixtape
Episode 22: Mindfulness Mixtape
In this episode, we will combine the power of music and mindfulness to elicit thoughts, feelings, visualizations, and sensations that give you the strength and energy to end the winter season on a high note. To receive notifications of new episodes, provide podcast feedback, make topic suggestions, or learn more about PSU Campus Rec and Student Health and Counseling, click here: Mindful Meanderings Episode 22: Mindfulness Mixtape Transcript
39:04
March 14, 2022
Episode 21: All You Need is Love
Episode 21: All You Need is Love
In this episode, we will explore the value of love and how love languages can impact your connections with the people around you and yourself. Click here to take the quiz to determine your love language. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling (https://www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/) Campus Rec (https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/)\ Please provide us with feedback on today's episode, so we can better our podcast! Link here. Episode 21: All You Need is Love Transcript
22:46
February 15, 2022
Episode 20: Embracing Your Power
Episode 20: Embracing Your Power
This episode calls upon you to re-energize for the new year, as you embrace the power within and work towards that which is most important to you, your values. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling (https://www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/) Campus Rec (https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/)\ Please provide us with feedback on today's episode, so we can better our podcast! Link here. Episode 20: Embracing Your Power Transcript
15:27
January 17, 2022
Episode 19: Digital Minimalism
Episode 19: Digital Minimalism
In today’s mindful meandering, we will explore digital minimalism, what it means, ways to practice it, and ways to turn towards contentment during this winter break. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling (https://www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/) Campus Rec (https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/)\ Please provide us with feedback on today's episode, so we can better our podcast! Link here. Episode 19: Digital Minimalism Transcript
27:42
December 08, 2021
Episode 18: You Are Fierce
Episode 18: You Are Fierce
In this episode, you will reflect upon the strength within and ways you can embrace your fierceness as you walk through your day. Remember, you are strong, powerful, and capable of so much more than you know. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling (https://www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/)  Campus Rec (https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/) Episode 18: You are Fierce Transcript
18:25
October 25, 2021
Episode 17: Fall Sensations
Episode 17: Fall Sensations
This episode focuses on mindfulness by embracing the sights, sounds, and physical sensations associated with fall, allowing participants to appreciate and take in the wonderful changes that come with the turning of the season. 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
17:44
October 11, 2021
Episode 16: Navigating Social Anxiety this Fall
Episode 16: Navigating Social Anxiety this Fall
In this episode we discuss emotions you might be feeling as our community returns to more in person activities. We will go over three tactical strategies for managing social anxiety that might appear this fall before ending with a loving kindness meditation. 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
19:43
September 17, 2021
Episode 15: Practicing Mindfulness in the Face of Uncertainty
Episode 15: Practicing Mindfulness in the Face of Uncertainty
This episode focuses on how to practice mindfulness in the face of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for many people this past year. It is normal to feel a wide range of emotions when the future is uncertain or when experiencing big changes, such as graduating. In this episode, we talk about accepting these feelings while appreciating the present. For more information and resources visit: Student Health and Counseling  Campus Rec  Episode Transcript
24:28
June 07, 2021
Episode 14: Inner Strength
Episode 14: Inner Strength
This episode focuses on realizing and building inner strengths as we walk or roll into summer. For additional wellbeing resources visit: Wellbeing Diaries - Wellbeing Diaries is a series of articles on CampusWell in which contributors share their unique approaches to sustaining and improving holistic wellbeing. Virtual Mind Spa - SHAC’s Virtual Mind Spa is a place for students to relax, rest and recharge no matter where they're located. For more information and resources visit: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/ Episode Transcript
16:08
May 09, 2021
Episode 13: Spring in Full Bloom
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
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
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.
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
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 04, 2020
Episode 8: Land Acknowledgement and Thankful Walk
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
25:29
November 26, 2020
Episode 7: Heading to the Trail
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 07, 2020
Episode 6: Transitioning from Tarmac to Trails
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 07, 2020
Episode 5: Walk and Roll to the Polls!
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
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
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
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 06, 2020
Episode 1: Before You Go on a Walk
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 01, 2020