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Fun Fridays: Finger Labyrinth Meditation

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Labyrinths have been used as “walking meditations” since ancient times. Finger labyrinths are small labyrinths designed to be “walked” by tracing the path with one finger to the center and back out on the same path. Mary Sbuttoni...

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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: 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: Laughter Yoga

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Laura led a Laughter Yoga session, which combines laughter exercises with relaxing yogic breathing techniques to relieve stress, release endorphins and boost immune functioning. What started as laughter exercises quickly turned into genuine laughter, enhancing social connection and...

Fun Fridays: Tae Kwon Do for All Ages and Lifestyles

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Tae Kwon Do is a fun and relaxing martial art that gives your mind a break from work and energizes your body. Ahmad taught self-defense and the proper form for Tae Kwon Do kicking and punching techniques –...

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Fun Fridays: Composing a Melody

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. Using her piano and examples of other artists, Joo walked the audience through the detailed process and several aspects of writing a melody like “Where to start?” and “What do I need to consider to make it work?”...

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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. 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 summer season. This Fun Friday class left participants feeling energized and informed...

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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: 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: 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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