Relaxing through Finals

6819877.LKQrrPaNAs we approach finals week with the pitter patter of our hearts RACING for it be OVER, here are some tips passed down to us from some of our fabulous SJC students:

“So it’s almost finals week and you’re all stressed to the brim of your intellectual capacity. You have 4 exams, 3 papers, a thesis proposal, research presentation, and 975 other things you’d rather do, all weighing you down like an anchor strapped to your waist. You’re stressed, and you’re anxious. You may be at your breaking point, and you may be thinking over the fact that your life is just a sh*#show extravaganza right now.

If you’re depressed, if you’re overwhelmed, if you’re finding it hard to be a human right now, know you’re not alone. If you feel like your life will end if you get a B- in freshman English, just please, take a moment, step back, and be grateful for this stress. Be grateful that you’ve been granted the honor to stress about arbitrary letters (A+ B- C+ D- F) on an arbitrary piece of gilded paper which, I promise, will NOT prevent you from living another day, another year, or for that matter, a long, loving and fulfilling life. Trust me, we all got this!” ~Thought Catalog

AND why not throw in some yoga and meditation TOMORROW at our favorite off-campus place:

Saturday, May 9th from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In the Barn at Avalon Park and Preserve
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Get Out There

Yoga in Nature

at Seatuck Environmental Center / Sat Mar 28


Yoga Nature Sunset

$10 yoga class offered at Seatuck Environmental Center in Islip.

appropriate for all levels – even if you are not flexible and have never tried yoga before! Come with no judgements or expectations and enjoy a relaxing experience to nourish your mind, body and soul! All are welcome to attend. No pre-registration necessary.


Seatuck Environmental Center

550 South Bay Avenue
Islip – 11751

Tel: 631-786-4609
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Last Saturday Session: March 28

Cost:    $10

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Get Out There: Long Island Exploring

Nature On the Move

at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve / Sat Mar 28


Enjoy a 4-mile slow to moderately paced hike, observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett.


Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

25 Lloyd Harbor Rd.
Lloyd Neck – 11743

Tel: 631-423-1770

Date & Time

12:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Cost:    $4 Adult, $3 children, $8 parking fee

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“Mind, Body, Spirit” Health & Wellness Fair Next Wednesday! (BK)

The Wellness Office, in collaboration with the Health Services Office, Student Activities and Office of Alumni Relations, will be presenting our annual “Mind, Body, Spirit” Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 18th, from 12-2pm in the college auditorium.  Attendees will have the opportunity to get free massages, acupuncture, reiki, as well as obtain information related to physical, mental and spiritual health.  Samples of healthy food and drinks will also be provided.  
We hope to see you there, so mark your calendars now!
Health and wellness fair 2015 flyer (1)
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It’s Growing Season!

Growing a Four Season Organic Garden

at Peconic Lane Community Center / Sat Mar 14


Join us to learn gardening techniques including making soil, choosing your site, seeds and seed saving, managing weeds, canning, food storage and more.


Peconic Lane Community Center

1170 Peconic Ln.
Peconic – 11958

Tel: 631-283-3195 ext. 19

Date & Time

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Cost: Free Event

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Women’s Empowerment Group!!!

Body Image

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CRESLI Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach (Westhampton, NY)


Get back into nature with a guided tour of marine life native to Long Island’s waters!

Beginning February 28 and continuing most weekends until April 26, follow CRESLI (Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island) scientists as they show you the natural beauty and bounty of the waters off of the south shore of Long Island.

Cameras and binoculars are encouraged, with many friendly seals stopping by for a photo op.

Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $3 for children and the walks are approximately 1.3 miles long, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Start times vary from 7:30am-1:00pm, and separate tours for large groups are available with pre-registration.

Visit CRESLI’s website for more information and to register.

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Nutrition & Fitness Information Session!

When it comes to eating healthy and starting an exercise regimen, the abundance of information can be overwhelming!  Barrington, a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, is here to help you be the better you through his #bethebetteryou self- improvement program.  Please join the Office of Health Services to obtain more information on his program, as well as get a FREE fitness consultation after the presentation!  More information can be found below.  We hope to see you at this informative session on becoming a better you! 


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Winter Wonderland Walk

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve


Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike)
Smithtown – 11787
Tel: 631-265-1054

Visit Website: Website

Date & Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Join us to walk in the preserve’s winter wonderland, dress for the weather, registration starts 2 weeks before the event.

Admission: $4, $3 for children

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Join the Choose to Lose Program- BK

Choose to Lose is back on the Brooklyn Campus!  Join The Office of Health Services to learn more about the program, obtain information on weight loss, eating healthy and exercise techniques.  More information about these information sessions can be found below.  We hope you can join us for this informative event!

choose to lose 2015


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