Discover Wellness in 2022 with Lessons for Living presented by the University of Illinois Extension.
Sessions are conveniently offered on two dates to allow for your schedule. Choose sessions based on your interest and availability.
Cultivating Your Own Blue Zone
February 17 and September 22, 2022
Create a plan for a lifestyle more in rhythm with community and nature. What if life was simpler? Could we enjoy balance in all dimensions? Learn what distinguishes Blue Zones of the world, and common lifestyles that contribute to health and longevity.
Happy Hacks for More Positivity and Improved Well-Being
March 15 and August 18, 2022
Our lives are bombarded with negativity, stress, and countless threats to our emotional well-being, work, and closest relationships. New research in neuro science and positive psychology shows that when we experience happiness and positivity, it turns on all the learning centers in the brain and fuels positive out comes in all aspects of our lives. Participants of this program will learn about the common barriers to positivity and personal well-being and find out more about simple science-backed principles and practices or “happy hacks” to boost both positivity and productivity as well as mood and attitude.
Mindfulness and Money
April 21 and October 11, 2022
Mindfulness can play an important role in our everyday decision-making. It centers on focused attention, remaining open, and practicing acceptance. In this lesson, we will discuss the relationship between mindfulness and money behaviors. We also will explore practical strategies that can help build positive money habits that have long-term benefits for your health and wellness.
Five Flavors: How the Palate Changes
May 19, 2022
How does our palate change through our lifecycle? Learn about the five senses, the process of aging, and the connection between smell and taste. What are some ways to enhance flavor using color and spices? What is behind the psychology of taste?
How to Save on Travel
June 9, 2022
Travelling across the state or around the world offers many opportunities for fun, and spending money! Join us in discussing ways to be a savvy traveler including how to manage your finances efficiently and safely while traveling.
Finding Your Get Up and Go
July 12 and November 10, 2022
Most people find that there are some days when it’s hard to find the motivation to accomplish what needs to be done, even those things that are important. Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Learning what accounts for the ebb and flow of levels of motivation in life and how to respond can help individuals be more productive. This session is for those times when it just seems hard to “get going” and will help you learn how to give your enthusiasm a boost.
HCE membership/coordinator is not required for participation. Sessions are open to the public.
Most webinar sessions are offered two times each year. Pick the session date that best fits your schedule.
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