The Atlantic is hosting a virtual event on happiness (doesn’t a virtual meeting on happiness seem like an oxymoron, like military intelligence>) this coming Thursday:
“In just one week, The Atlantic will host a free virtual event that explores what it takes to be happy and how to build a more meaningful life.
“On Thursday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, hear from happiness experts such as Deepak Chopra, the founder of The Chopra Foundation; Angela Duckworth, the founder and CEO of Character Lab; and the author and podcast host Gretchen Rubin.
“Here are just a few sessions you can join once you register:
“The Science of Happiness” with the Harvard professor and “How to Build a Life” columnist Arthur C. Brooks and The Atlantic’s editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg
“Revisiting ‘Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?’” with the psychology professor Jean Twenge and Atlantic staff writer Alexis Madrigal
“Navigating Loneliness Amid a Pandemic” with the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin
“The Role of Faith” with the global spiritual leader and humanitarian T. D. Jakes and staff writer Emma Green
Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a morning barre3 class, a Headspace guided meditation, a live performance from Jordan Fisher and the Global Company of Dear Evan Hansen, and much more. See the entire agenda.
“Register today to reserve your spot and receive tips and resources, like happiness exercises from Arthur Brooks and a curated reading list, sent to you before the event.”
How were you virtually happy this week? (Any kind of happy, really.)
[Full disclaimer: I have no idea if this will be helpful or not. My murder mystery party class is looking good, though.]