Community members can spend 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 with the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, for “Sundays at the Woods: Mindfulness and Meditation,” in the Foley Room at the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center.

Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano will lead in practicing mindfulness – the art of paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.

Participants can learn how to enter into mindfulness and experience practices such as mindful walking, candle meditation and mindfulness in nature.

“The art of self-care is lacking in our society,” Sister Jan said. “We say to ourselves, ‘I don’t have time for me!’ We need to get into the habit of saying, instead, ‘I did not make time for me!’

“Getting away is a choice one has to make in order to have any quality in one’s life. Taking time for oneself is one of the healthiest actions one can take in order to go back into our needy world and give oneself away over and over.”

Sister Jan said entering mindfulness is like a Vitamin B-12 shot.

“It feels like a burst of new energy running through a life,” Sister Jan said. “It feels like one can handle with ease … the next major incident or headache at work, like one can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning and start a new day, refreshed and renewed once again, given new strength or energy to live the next moment, reinvigorated … at least getting away has the potential to do all of these things.”

There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted.

For more details, call 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@spsmw.org.