Happier No Matter What - Tal Ben-Shahar: Part 1 of our 3-part 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021, 4:30 - 6 PM

Location: Yellowjacket Union Room 203

Location: This FREE presentation will be held virtually and is open to all. There is also the option to join it in person in Yellowjacket Union Room 203 (dependent on Covid restrictions at that time).

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The Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being's 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series!

Kick-off Presentation (1 of 3):
Tuesday, September 21, 4:30-6pm: Tal Ben-Shahar presenting Happier, No Matter What: Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times

Description of Happier No Matter What:
Even when everything is going wrong, the science of happiness can help you! Pioneering positive psychologist and New York Times–bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar shows us how in Happier, No Matter What.

Ben-Shahar busts the all-too-common ideas that success brings happiness and that we can seek happiness itself. When hard times thwart our success and steal our joy, these ideas actually invite despair by leaving us with nothing to do.

But we can do something: We can climb the SPIRE—Ben-Shahar’s five-step staircase to hope and purpose.

  • Spiritual: I am experiencing meaning.
  • Physical: My body’s needs are met.
  • Intellectual: I am learning.
  • Relational: My friends support me.
  • Emotional: I am allowed to feel.

By truly living these five elements of well-being, we build the resilience to carry us through anything—from a personal loss to a global pandemic. Ben-Shahar’s all-new SPIRE method shows us the way to becoming “whole again”—and when we’re whole, we invite happiness in.

Tal’s bio:
Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on "Positive Psychology," and the university's third most popular course on "The Psychology of Leadership"—with a total of more than 1,400 students.

Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. Tal is the author of the books Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber, The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World, The New York Times bestseller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and others. http://www.talbenshahar.com/

This 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series is offered by the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being in collaboration with the UW-Superior Continuing Education Department. Funding is provided by the Miller-Dwan Foundation.


Yellowjacket Union Room 203 Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2021-09-21T16:30:00 2021-09-21T18:00:00 EventScheduled 50

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