What Would You Say If Someone Ramadan Reflection by Shaykh Jibreel Speight

April 23, 2020 by Shaykh Jibreel Speight | Chaplain Musings

(To contact Shaykh Jibreel or receive regular Ramadan communications, email jspeight@chapman.edu)   What would you say if someone – let’s call that person “M” – said to you that s/he is going to do a re-boot of his/her life-giving an elaboration on this action? You ask for M’s reason(s) behind the desire to do this


Be Adaptive, Not Reactive to Change "Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind" Series (Week 1)

April 23, 2020 by | Mental Health & Wellness

BE ADAPTIVE, NOT REACTIVE TO CHANGE “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” Series Chapman University’s Director of Contemplative Practices and Well-being Advances Strategies for Coping During Crisis and Uncertainty. Navigating change is never easy. Whether it’s a health scare, personal loss, or financial hardship, it’s natural to experience anxiety, grief, and a lack of feeling in control.


Earth Day, Ridván, and Ramadan Socially Distant Yet Inspiring Action

April 15, 2020 by | Holidays

by Gail Stearns, Dean of the Chapel We might expect that religious holidays often offer strength to believers, with assurance that through trials emerge new life. However, I was surprised to learn that a holiday we can all celebrate, Earth Day, offers a similar message, if we take seriously lessons scientists are learning from their


Tips for Working Remotely

April 9, 2020 by | Uncategorized

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar . . . “I – I hardly know, Sir, just at present,” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” – Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Everything can

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