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Documentary Film Producer/Author to Visit Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a screening of the documentary “Earth Songs: Mountains, Water and the Healing Power of Nature” on Fri., Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium, located in Grewen Hall. Following the screening, there will be a conversation with the film’s producer, Brian Luke Seaward.

Seaward is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of holistic stress management and mind-body-spirit healing. As a faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado–Greeley, he shares his understanding of holistic wellness and is regarded as a leader in the area of health promotion. Dr. Seaward is the author of numerous books, including “Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water,” “Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward” and “Health of the Human Spirit.”

The screening is free and open to the public. A copy of the DVD will be available for sale for $25.

This event is part of Wellness Week at Le Moyne College, which runs from Jan. 25 – 29. Other events taking place during the week include:

Happiness: What's Service Got to do With It?
7 p.m., Monday, January 25
Grewen Auditorium, Grewen Hall

Religion, psychology and more recently science have explored our essential nature, and our quest to find meaning and purpose in our lives. A panel of students, faculty and staff will address the question, " What are some of the keys to creating a happy and meaningful life?" They will share a bit about some of the service projects they’ve undertaken, and how these experiences have affected them in deep and personal ways. This session will surely touch your heart and inspire you!

Me First: Mind, Body, Spirit, Self-care
Tues., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Grewen Auditorium, Grewen Hall

Stress is part of our everyday lives. The right amounts of it keep us energized and motivated, but too much stress can lead to “dis-ease" and illness. In this session, holistic nurse Julie Byrne will look at the effect of stress on the body and identify the personal resources we have to stay healthy. Byrne works at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center as a staff educator, and is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing education at Le Moyne.

Climbing the Mountain: The Spiritual Journey to Wellness.
Catholicism and Buddhism as Different Paths - Or Are They?
Wed., Jan. 27, 6 p.m.
Panasci Family Chapel

Louis Sogliuzzo, S,J., director of Campus Ministry, and Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi, a Zen Buddhist priest, will discuss the paths to spiritual wellness from the Catholic and Buddhist perspective. Overlooking spiritual health can have a detrimental impact on our overall well-being. Father Sogliuzzo and Shinge Roshi will address the commonalities and differences between their faiths, and the surprisingly simple avenues that both Catholicism and Buddhism offer toward achieving, and improving upon, our own spiritual wellness.

All events are free and open to the public. Wellness Week is a cross-campus collaboration sponsored by the College's Wellness Center for Health and Counseling, the Office of Student Development, the Division of Academic Affairs, the Department of Athletics, Campus Ministry, Sodexo, the Office of Communications and the Academic Advisement Center. For more information, call (315) 445-4195.


posted on: 1/20/2010