Art by Mary PalumboTransparency Item: The Perspectives section of the Graphic is comprised of articles based on opinion. This is the opinion and perspective of the writer.Students often view summer break with a breath of relief — the full weight of school lifts, and there is more room to relax. However, after a while, they quickly find themselves bored and scramble for … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are You Busy, or Are You Avoiding Being Alone With Your Own Thoughts?
Sophomore Victoria La Ferla poses in the usual position for sound baths. The gradient colors around her are what she said she often sees during a sound bath. Photo by Lucian Himes and Art by Haley HoidalReiki and sound baths restore the best version of myself.As I lay down on my meditation mat, my head faces the direction of the sound bowls — metal or crystal bowls … [Read more...] about The Sound of Healing: Exploring the Transformative Power of Sound Baths and Reiki Energy
Art by Autumn Hardwick Prayer. It's more than just folding your hands, closing your eyes and thinking — it's a conversation. Prayer is "a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession," according to Dictionary.com People often think of prayer as something that has a beginning and an end — the Bible and I … [Read more...] about Opinion: Pray and Meditate to Ease Your Mind
Sound healer Dana Austin sets up a sound bath session on Will Rogers State Beach in Malibu. Austin said she hopes her clients leave with a deeper connection to their souls. Photo courtesy of Charles Wong Spirituality does not have a single definition; rather, people tend to use the term to reference what ties their beliefs to their actions. Everyone has different reasons why … [Read more...] about Exploring New Age Serenity with Crystals and Spirituality
Art by Madeline Duvall Photos Courtesy of Lillian AnnanThe new Compassion in Action club tackles the challenge of nurturing tranquility, peace and student unity during an online semester. The club takes a different approach to mental health as students meditate on Zoom and foster connections. Junior Club President Lillian Annan and junior Isabella Yeager said they founded … [Read more...] about Compassion in Action Club Brings Peace and Meditation to Pepperdine