The Women's Narratives Project
The Women's Narratives Project is designed to engage you in thoughtfully considering your ambitions, expectations, and hopes for the future and to provide you with tools to incorporate reflection into your life. We want you to become aware of sources of replenishment that sustain and restore you.
We use the term "narratives" because a person's self-understanding shifts and changes over time. What you write in one of our workshops will not be set in stone. Rather, we hope it will serve as a touchstone for you, a snapshot of one significant moment of transition, a single narrative among many you will write during your life. The project is directed by Dean of the College Maureen A. Mahoney and Dean of Religious Life Jennifer Walters.
You Can Make Time for Reflection by Doing any of these Things:
Learn, exchange ideas, pray, reflect, renew your spirit, connect with others and celebrate in a diverse, multi-faith community.
The Mindful Eating Space is located in the special dining room at the Southern end of King-Scales dining hall. It provides a non-judgmental, peaceful atmosphere in which students can eat meals thoughtfully, slowly and often silently.
Events are open to all. All times are subject to change; check the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life "Events Calendar" or call 585-2750 for updates.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site has a list of quiet places on Smith's campus.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site lists yoga classes at Smith and nearby.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site lists places to explore nature at Smith and beyond.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site lists places for spiritual dance.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site lists places for chanting, Kirtan and Taize.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life website lists local retreat centers.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Web site lists local 12-step recovery programs.
Ryumon Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin leads Buddhist meditation sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at Smith College.
Every Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. in Bodman Lounge (downstairs at the chapel). Informal conversation and lunch with Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life. Vegetarian options available. If you have questions, contact the chapel at 585-2750.
All you need is an ID in order to check out a sea kayak, canoe or rowboat. Get away from it all on Paradise Pond!
It's free for Smith students to visit the Smith College Museum of Art.
Get away without leaving campus by visiting the greenhouse and gardens.
Capen Garden is designed as a series of outdoor rooms.
The Smith College Poetry Center is a beautiful, quiet space for reading and writing or just sitting and thinking. Visit the Poetry Center Web site to learn about upcoming poetry readings.