Most scientists who study emotions focus on negative states: depression, anxiety, fear. Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson has spent more than 20 years investigating the relatively uncharted terrain of positive emotions, which she says can make us healthier and happier if we take time to cultivate them.
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate in weekly Mindfulness Mondays facilitated by Associate Professor Nancy Waring. Sessions cover Mindfulness Meditation instructions, practice, and discussion.
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Place: Meditation Room, 3 Phillips Place, Brattle campus, first floor
Come as you are and as often as you like. Walk-ins welcome! Please RSVP for each session to nwaring AT lesley.edu.
You are all cordially invited to attend the “Speak About It” presentation regarding issues related to Title IX. Lesley is committed to the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff.
“Speak About It” – Skits September 16, 2014 at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m. in Marran Theater
Speak About It is a performance-based presentation about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships that is designed specifically for a college audience. Using a combination of humorous yet provocative skits, interactive dialogue, and powerful monologues, Speak About It is an hour-long performance that addresses consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Each of the actors in the five-person show undergoes sexual assault training and speaks passionately, onstage and off, about the importance of sexual assault prevention. Speak About It is the wisdom of an array of mistakes, misfortunes, successes, and perspectives; a compilation of true stories that captures what healthy sex can and should look like, and how to spark dialogues about it.