The Blue Zones of Happiness, by best-selling author Dan Buettner, reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world’s happiest places and how you can apply these lessons to your own life. Integrative health coach Stephanie Pearce will discuss this book and how changing small things, one at a time, can lead to happiness, boosting habits that can enrich and optimize your outlook and your well-being.
All around the world, a new version of humanity is evolving from the chaos of the old order. This new “universal human” is awakening to the essential self or Soul and is reaching out to co-create with others a culture that nurtures life. You may be part of this emerging Age of the Soul without knowing it. Join Sue Baugh to explore this joyous, profound next step occurring in human evolution.
With more than 50 years’ experience in the automotive service industry, Bob Dupre from Cars of America has lots of advice and wisdom to share: European vehicles should be leased, not purchased; free maintenance at the dealer can be expensive in the long run; don’t follow the factory maintenance schedule unless you are trading every three years. Bob also will offer insights into hybrid electric vehicles, tell us how to select a great mechanic shop, and explain how to do our own 5-minute safety inspection.
Learn about food waste reduction from Erlene Howard of Collective Resource, Inc. (CRI), a door-to-door food scrap collection service. CRI works to reduce landfill through commercial composting. Through education and training, CRI has kept 3500 tons of waste out of the landfill.
The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago remains one of the most fascinating and controversial events in American history, an extravaganza that influenced the architecture and development of cities for the next century. Join us for a lecture and film clip by author and filmmaker Judith Paine McBrien exploring Daniel Burnham’s evolving role, challenges, relationships and ideas as the exposition’s Director of Works.
Dolley Madison was the fourth First Lady of the United States. During the two terms of James Madison’s administration (1809-1817), she created the first lady role that we have come to know. She entertained, set fashions, and opened up the White House in ways her predecessors couldn’t have imagined. Beth Kelly, PhD, of DePaul University will explore Dolley Madison’s remarkable life and legacy.
No one thing explains health and longevity, but science has found a few factors that positively impact it: daily rituals, our social network, what we eat, and a sense of purpose. Sign up to hear insights on these areas from Stephanie Pearce, integrative health coach.