The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being will begin its virtual fall speaker series on Tuesday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. with Tal Ben-Shahar presenting “Happier, No Matter What: Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times.”
Free and open to the community, Ben-Shahar will discuss common ideas that success brings happiness and that individuals can seek happiness itself. When hard times thwart success and joy, these ideas invite despair.
Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer who taught courses at Harvard University on positive psychology and the psychology of leadership.
Consulting and lecturing around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public and at-risk populations, Ben-Shahar has addressed topics of leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal-setting and mindfulness. Ben-Shahar 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.
Registration is available at uwsuper.edu/ben-shahar
The virtual speaker series will also include George Memford, “Mindfulness to Enhance Performance,” on October 19 and Kelly McGonigal, “The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage” on November 16. All virtual presentations begin at 4:30 p.m.
The speaker series is a partnership between UW-Superior’s Pruitt Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being and the Center for Continuing Education. Funding provided by the Miller-Dwan Foundation.