On Wednesday, I spent my lunch break on the University of Virginia Lawn with Arianna Huffington and Deepak Chopra. Many thanks to the Contemplative Sciences Center! Chopra, a scholar of modern science and spirituality, led a 10 minute guided meditation. It was fairly basic yet profound. My favorite take away from him, which seems simple enough, is the acronym STOP. This is something to keep me in mind when feeling stressed.
S stands for stop.
T stands for take three deep breaths.
O stands for observe your body.
P stands for proceed with love and compassion.