Too Much Stress? Just Say, “Oh, D.E.A.R.!”

With all of its looming deadlines for legal research and writing memos, seminar papers, and outlining for finals, November can feel pretty tight. If end-of-semester pressure has you stressed, the Law Library invites you to simply stop and say, “Oh, D.E.A.R.!” (“Drop Everything And Relax!”). Our first “Oh, D.E.A.R.” session is this Thursday, November 14 at noon. There’s no need to register in advance. Just rise from your study table and walk a few steps to the Library’s Klaus Room. There you’ll enjoy a relaxing and revitalizing 45-minute guided meditation. The Law Library will offer additional “Oh, D.E.A.R.” sessions throughout the reading and exam period.Find out how you can be happier, more productive, and bring about world peace (or at least two out of three) just by saying, “Oh, D.E.A.R.!”

– Kristin Glover 

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Kristin Glover is a Research Librarian at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

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Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There! (Part 2)

Sign up now for the University of Virginia’s Mindfulness Center
workshop designed especially for law students, “Mindfulness for Law Students.” The
six-week series will meet each Thursday, October 3 through November 7,
5:15-7:15pm here at the Law School. Sessions will combine discussion, guided meditations and instruction, and
provide resources for students to develop their own meditation practices. To
encourage interactivity, enrollment is limited to 30 students and participants
must attend all six sessions. The workshop is free to students. Slots are
already filling – for more
information and to enroll
, email Kristin Glover at

Want to hear hard science on
how meditation changes the brain?  U.Va.’s Contemplative
Sciences Center
 (CSC) is hosting a talk by Dr. Richard Davidson on Change Your Brain by Transforming
Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation
. Dr.
founded the University
of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
, and
conducts scientific studies of the impact of meditation on brain
activity. His study of brain scans of people while they were
meditating found remarkably high rates of activity in the part of the brain
linked to positive emotions. His talk is on Main Grounds in Old Cabell
Hall, Friday September 20, noon-2pm (doors open at 11:30); register on CSC's

Check out these books new to
the Law Library’s growing collection of mindfulness materials! Let us know if
you have favorites you’d like to see added. You’ll find these books and more in
the Library’s Reserve Room, next to the DVD collection:

 - Kristin Glover & Ben Doherty 


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The Arthur J. Morris Law Library is the home of research for students and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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