This morning we engaged in a discussion regarding the importance of connections - human connection with each other - in response to a Ted Talk we watched together.  The Ted Talk was presented by a researcher who wanted to determine what factors contributed to longevity.  The top factor that she determined impacted longevity was human connection, relationships, and "having a village" - having strong relationships with friends and/or family who will support you and be there for you no matter what.  We, as a club, also considered the importance of the interactions we also have using technology and what we can do to create more authentic interactions: turning on your camera in a Zoom meeting or online class, looking at the camera to make better eye contact instead of looking at the screen so that others see eye contact from you, and even waving and saying hello to bank tellers or others we interact with in a safe way, physically distanced, during this pandemic, to stimulate the brain for those authentic connections, more than what a text or chat box provides.
 
If you missed the meeting or would like to watch the Ted Talk, you can find it here:
 
For further consideration and reflection, NASA astronauts will share a talk this evening at 8 pm regarding their experiences and the importance of staying connected with others while in space.   You can access that resource using this link:  https://www.storytellersproject.com
 
If you are interested in membership or would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us for the Zoom meeting link.  We'd love to have you join us.
 
Have a great week!  See you next Wednesday at 7 am on Zoom!
This morning we engaged in a discussion regarding the importance of connections - human connection with each other - in response to a Ted Talk we watched together.  The Ted Talk was presented by a researcher who wanted to determine what factors contributed to longevity.  The top factor that she determined impacted longevity was human connection, relationships, and "having a village" - having strong relationships with friends and/or family who will support you and be there for you no matter what.  We, as a club, also considered the importance of the interactions we also have using technology and what we can do to create more authentic interactions: turning on your camera in a Zoom meeting or online class, looking at the camera to make better eye contact instead of looking at the screen so that others see eye contact from you, and even waving and saying hello to bank tellers or others we interact with in a safe way, physically distanced, during this pandemic, to stimulate the brain for those authentic connections, more than what a text or chat box provides.
If you missed the meeting or would like to watch the Ted Talk, you can find it here:
 
For further consideration and reflection, NASA astronauts will share a talk this evening at 8 pm regarding their experiences and the importance of staying connected with others while in space.   You can access that resource using this link:  https://www.storytellersproject.com
 
If you are interested in membership or would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us for the Zoom meeting link.  We'd love to have you join us.
 
Have a great week!  See you next Wednesday at 7 am on Zoom!
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