CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - Virtual Session Only
Topic: Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee
Description: This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of “ Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.”
Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons?
We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy?
In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.
Facilitator: Mimi Darmstadter, MA PCC
Bio: Mimi Darmstadter is an executive coach and a seasoned leader in the Human Resources field (e.g. learning and performance) with over 25 years of experience.
While Mimi’s work with individual and organizational clients covers a broad range of topics, career optimization; emotional intelligence; communication; stress management; professional/personal integration, and managerial skills (e.g. performance management, employee engagement) are a focus of many of her engagements. She also introduces her clients to lite mindfulness practices. In 2019, she, among 1200 individuals globally, received her facilitation certification for Brené Brown’s Dare to LeadTM Program, led by Brené herself.
**Registration required in advance to help us design the best experience for on-line participation. Thank You!
In-Person Venue: Not available for this month as the Book Discussion will only be held virtually.
Virtual Participation: Zoom link and/or dial-in info is included in the registration confirmation email and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.