This week: The Science of Wellbeing, Women in Science & An Interview with God
The Science of Wellbeing:
Let’s Not Waste a Crisis. Here is Yale’s Course Available to All of Us For FREE!
You can engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change.
You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
Women in Science
Women in science are battling both Covid-19 and the patriarchy:
The pandemic has worsened longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many of us to say ‘I’m done’, write 35 female scientists. Successful female scientists are, by definition, resilient. We have overcome well-documented barriers throughout our lives: discouragement by teachers, family and society to pursue careers in STEM fields; a lack of role models; hostile and sometimes abusive work environments; disproportionate domestic work and caring responsibilities; and biases against us in favour of men in every aspect of our professional lives – hiring, promotion, publishing, pay, service loads and grant allocation. These barriers are felt even more keenly by women of colour, who face the intersectional effects of racism and sexism.
I Dreamt I Had An Interview with God:
Here is something to uplift your spirit. Asking existential questions is a gift of this challenging time, a byproduct of disrupting “ordinary reality” or “business as usual”…If the G’d word bothers you, simply replace with a higher self/purpose construct of your choosing, as this is timeless, universal wisdom, with amazing photographs. This works just as well if you are simply “communing with nature”.
Here’s to that higher power/self/knowing/being- regardless of how each of us conceive it, believe it, & ultimately, strive to actualize it.
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