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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. Patricia Nolan-Brown, painted a sailboat scene using her favorite way to paint, which anyone can learn. She also demonstrated how painting can be a form of joyful meditation once you let go of expectations. Patricia Nolan-Brown, BA (aka...

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Fun Fridays: Laughter Yoga

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with relaxing yogic breathing techniques to relieve stress, release endorphins and boost immune functioning. What starts as laughter exercises quickly turns into genuine laughter, enhancing social connection and positive emotions. No previous yoga...

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Fun Fridays: Cooking with Nicolette

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Not a chef? Not a problem. Nicolette Maggiolo, RD, was live from her kitchen, whipping up refreshing summer recipes to fuel your physical and mental health, too! You may find the copies of the recipes she used and...

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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...

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Fun Fridays: Strength and Stretch Yoga

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Judit Sore, MBA, showed participants how to support your body with a soothing, gentle yoga practice that focuses on moving easefully into basic sun salutation yummy yoga postures while using the breath to create space in your mind,...

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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, certified Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi© teacher explored the traditional principles of Tai Chi in a relaxed, informal and experiential session. Regular practice of this gentle “meditation in motion” leads to more vigor and flexibility,...

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Fun Fridays: Musical Transformations: Stories of LGBTQ Music and Culture

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. The 2021 Community Performances and Partnerships String Quartet at New England Conservatory presented an educational program connecting classical music repertoire to histories of LGBTQ culture across place and time. The quartet presented a program of canonic classical works...

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Fun Fridays: Art and Renewal

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Corinne engaged participants in a lively conversation about a powerful work of art (“Parade” by Mequitta Ahuja) followed by responses that sparked joy, creativity and teamwork. Corinne Zimmermann, MA, MEd, Museum Educator and Co-director of Harvard Macy’s Art...

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Fun Fridays: Spring into Fitness!

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Join Spring into Fitness! with licensed physical therapists Isabella Sprague and Angela Stearns covered 30 minutes of upbeat exercise and injury prevention tips to get healthy and stay injury free this spring and summer season. This Fun Friday...

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Fun Fridays! Poetry & Creative Writing: The Villanelle

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Do you know what a villanelle is? Dr. Levy introduced this poetic form that has its roots in the rustic songs of Italy and developed in 16th century France–and gets participants started on composing their own villanelle. In...

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