Fun Fridays: Karate

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Come learn traditional Uechi Ryu Karate, a system of self-defense that develops total body awareness, control and confidence. The class will focus on thoughtful movement, stances, balance, blocks, kata, strikes and other techniques, as well as having a...

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Fun Friday: Chair/Office Yoga

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Laura Malloy, LICSW, guided a gentle, relaxing yoga session that can be done in the comfort of your own office or home. Participants practiced relaxing breathing techniques and mindful movements to help relieve physical tension, quiet their mind...

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Fun Fridays: The Joy of Haiku

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Have you ever read Basho? been introduced to the haiku form in English class? In this session, Anne Levy helped participants tap into their creative side and compose their own haikus, inspired by a variety of prompts. Facilitator:...

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Fun Fridays: Doodling

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Doodle Escapes are five minutes doodle breaks. Whether you’re at your desk for 10 hours on virtual calls or a student feeling stressed out or parent who is looking for ways to engage your kids—these creative exercises give...

Fun Fridays: Music with Delfina

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Delfina shared a solo set of songs of her own that were written during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilitator: Delfina Cheb-Terrab is a singer and composer based in Boston where she is currently a candidate in the Doctor of...

Fun Fridays: Journaling with Olga – Gratitude and Creativity

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Attendees joined Olga for a fun hour of journaling activities designed to help express gratitude and channel creative spirit. Facilitator: Olga Katsovskiy, MHA, is a Program Manager in the Endocrine Unit at MGH. She has a BS in...

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Fun Friday: Doodling

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Doodle Escapes are five minutes doodle breaks. Whether you’re at your desk for 10 hours on virtual calls or a student feeling stressed out or parent who is looking for ways to engage your kids—these creative exercises give...

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Fun Fridays- Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Barry Friedman, Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi© certified teacher, explored the traditional principles of Tai Chi in this relaxed, informal and experiential session. Regular practice of this gentle “meditation in motion” leads to more vigor and flexibility,...

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Fun Friday: Music Scales

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. How many music scales do you know? There are a lot more than major or minor scales! Can you identify them when you listen to music? Joo Park discussed various music scales that make a system in music...

Fun Fridays: Painting Demonstration with Patricia Nolan-Brown (Troods)

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Artist Patricia Nolan-Brown painted a floral bouquet, demonstrating her favorite way to paint – which anyone can learn! Painting can be a form of joyful meditation once you let go of expectations. Patricia Nolan-Brown, BA (aka Troods) is...

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