Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Who is able to participate in the Strolls for Well-being at ISU?
    All members of the ISU campus and larger community are invited to experience the strolls.
  • What are the Strolls for Well-being at ISU?
    The Strolls are self-guided opportunities on campus where people can walk and.or pause at various locations, spend time in reflection, and simply 'be' with their thoughts in nature.
  • What are the objectives of the Strolls for Well-being at ISU?
    The strolls are designed to offer people a pause in their day and support their overall health and well-being. The Strolls is based on the practice of mindfulness. Some of the benefits of mindfulness include stress reduction, improved concentration and focus, boost to the immune system, and building community and connections.
  • Do I have to complete an entire stroll?
    No, the Strolls is a flexible program designed so that faculty, staff, students, and community members can do an entire Stroll at once or select specific pauses to explore. Some options include: a complete stroll (6 pauses), Pick a Pause, and Pause Where You Are (any time or place you need a break).
  • How much time does the Strolls for Well-being at ISU take?
    This is a flexible program that is designed to fit your lifestyle. You can spend as little as a few minutes (Pause Where You Are) or as much time as you need. A complete stroll (6 pauses) can take up to 60 minutes depending on how long you pause at each location.
  • Do I have to start at Pause 1 of a Stroll?
    No, you can start wherever you like. The pauses are numbered to connect with the map and to help identify the locations.
  • Why are there different Strolls that use the same pauses/locations?
    Each Stroll has its own theme and contemplative focus. The reflections, prompts, and activities are based on exploring that specific theme. For example, the Fall Stroll hemes include Awareness, Connection, and Transition.  Winter Stroll themes include Journey, Possibility and Gratitude. Spring Stroll themes include Joy, Forgivenss and Trust.
  • What options do I have if I can't be on campus? 
    The Pause Where You Are options work well for people at any time and place.