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Theme: Affec(TED): Contemplative Practices

This event occurred on
March 27, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
University Park, Pennsylvania
United States

We all lead stressful lives. In this day and age, we are pressured by the societal idea of perfection and over-saturated with finely curated examples of people who seem to have it all; simply existing is synonymous with feeling stress. This can easily become overwhelming and can negatively affect our mental health and overall well-being. However, there are healthy ways of coping with stress. Join us virtually on March 27th as TEDxPSU: Time to Pause speaker Dr. Molly Countermine shares a myriad of tools to combat the daily stress in our lives. Fresh off her TEDx talk titled, “Life Isn’t Supposed to be Good … All the Time”, Dr. Countermine will expand upon using daily mindfulness practices to improve mental health. The second event in TEDxPSU’s salon series, Affec[TED], Contemplative Practices, will provide an interactive outlet for participants to explore different forms of stress relief and find the ones that work best for them. Each individual will leave the event with a new understanding of the many forms of contemplative practices and how to use those practices to enhance their well-being.

University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802
United States
Event type:
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Molly Countermine

Associate Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Molly is a beloved Associate Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State's University Park campus. Her unique teaching style combines storytelling, humor, and conversation to create lively and engaged classes. She has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Health and Human Development for eight years and running. Her students often say her classes changed their lives, which is the best award she could ever get. Molly is also well-known as a local musician, performing regularly with her band, Ted and the hi-fi's, at downtown bars and restaurants. She lives in State College with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Organizing team


University Park, PA, United States


State College , PA, United States
  • Andrew Millward
    Team member
  • Hannah Jarek
    Team member
  • Mufaddal Gheewala
    Team member
  • Rachel Cole