Movies, Books and other Learning ResourcesThis is our Wednesday content page, where we will talk about things we read, classes we find, and some really good movies.
On our Zoom gathering schedule, Wednesdays are when we talk about various opportunities for learning – even when we cannot gather in person. As I add material to this page, the top information is our most recent, with each week following. Enjoy.
Tips and activities to create CALM
This is the material that we discussed in our online session on May 5th. We were pleased to hear from Wendy’s daughter about dreams, learned about making a mind jar and talked about how to activate our creative side. All of that material is here for you to review at a later date.
Relationships between Generations
We will be spending the next several weeks talking about the 6 adult generations that are interacting in our society today. Several of you expressed interest in the topic and we just barely got started with the topic on Tuesday April 28th. We made the decision to change our topics more frequently, rather than stay with a single topic each week. So we will be returning to these issues in the weeks to come, since this website and Ted talk only barely touch the surface of this important topic.
This website has amazing information about lots of different topics, providing by the Pew Trust. They have given us a brief and general description of the various generations that can offer a very brief look at the issues.
Resilience and Contemplative Practice – April 16th
There are so many wonderful resources available online I thought you should get to pick your own to view. Each of these has a different take and approaches our topic from a different perspective. Or you may find that these videos just reinforce concepts you already know and cherish. Either way, I think each can be a trigger for conversation in their own way. Jot down some notes, think about what the speakers are saying and then join our conversation about their perspectives tomorrow at our Morning Gathering. We look forward to sharing our thoughts with each other. Even if you don’t enjoy them for tomorrow, they will be here for your use any time you return to our learning page.
Resilience and Contemplative Practice – April 15th
We started this discussion – in preparation for Bobbi Patterson’s talk on Thursday, with a couple of video about resilience with these two videos. It was interesting to hear how each of you related differently to both or one of them. It is the intersection of the concept of resilience and contemplative practice that is so interesting and is at the core of this weeks topic. Looking forward to hearing more from Bobbi Patterson on Thursday.
The ABCs of Resilience
All About TED TALKS – April 15th
Who would have guessed there is so much more to TED Talks than I every knew!!
April 1st — We’re going to start this one out with an amazing class that is being taught at Yale University called the “Happiness Class.”
This doesn’t mean that we are going to take the entire class together. Rather it’s our chance to take a look at the video of the class, and then if this doesn’t excite you there are numerous other class options you can take online through their Courtera program – free. Take a look before we meet on Wednesday, April 1st (not an April fools joke – although we will probably have some) and then we can talk about what you think.
The class, Psyc 157, “Psychology and the Good Life,” is taught by psychology professor Laurie Santos. Nearly a quarter of all Yale undergraduates have enrolled in the class in its inaugural year — a fact that attracted media attention around the globe.
The online course, titled “The Science of Well Being,” features lectures by Santos on things people think will make them happy but don’t — and, more importantly, things that do bring lasting life satisfaction. Registration is now open.