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Fireside Chat with Kristin Neff

October 01, 2020

Join the Health Improvement Program (HIP) for a free fireside chat with Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and moderator Patty de Vries, associate director of faculty and staff wellness. Preregistration is required. Register...
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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation, session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD

October 01, 2020

In this breath-based guided meditation practice, you are invited to enjoy being part of a community of people sharing peaceful morning meditation. Participants are offered the free opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of...
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CBD 2020: new America: Race & Restoring The Democracy That Never Was

October 01, 2020

Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, "Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters." She...
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CBD2020: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias:Contemplative practice to deepen respect & inclusion

October 01, 2020

In this session, we will explore everyday implicit, or unconscious, biases in the workplace: how to identify bias, how to address bias, and ultimately, how to make our unconscious biases conscious. We will cover the literature on bias and inclusion...
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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 01, 2020

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being,...
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Digital Technologies and Access to Healthcare: NPOs respond to COVID-19 in India

October 01, 2020

Join us for a panel discussion about the use of digital technologies to improve access to healthcare in underserved communities in India, an examination of whether digital technologies can scale up fast enough to have a meaningful impact on the Covid-19 response in...
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Food Trends – The Evidence Behind Popular Foods and Diets

October 01, 2020

Is that sugar in your diet shortening your lifespan? Should you be fasting every other day for optimal weight control? How about keto? Does turmeric truly improve your immune system? How about those other superfoods? Join us in this 3-session...
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Evening Guided Meditation

October 01, 2020

Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  Thursdays 6 p.m. PST https://stanford.zoom.us/j/97159632633?pwd=cFc2eUZDWW4vY0VGV3FaOVFuZElxZz09...
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CBD 2020: The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between Doubt and Commitment

October 02, 2020

King often had to overcome his insecurities and doubts in order to inspire other people to join the struggle for civil and human rights. What can we learn from how King balanced his self-doubt with a strong commitment to change...
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Meditation Toolkit – Prepare the Mind and Body for a Deeper Experience

October 02, 2020

Have you ever found yourself struggling to calm the mind or clear your thoughts during meditation? The first step towards a profound meditation experience is complete relaxation of body and mind. Often the stress we store in our bodies holds...
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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 02, 2020

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being,...
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CBD 2020: Liberation Through Love and Rage

October 02, 2020

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen...
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CBD 2020: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation

October 03, 2020

Dropping into the truth of our own experience of the world as it is, this daylong with the authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love & Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams invites participants...
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CBD 2020: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

October 04, 2020

For most of us, breathing is an automatic function, just something we do 25,000 times a day. But the new science of breath is showing us that how we take in and exhale breath can have a significant and lasting impact on...
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Healthy Planet, Healthy People: The Impact of Climate Change on Vector-borne Diseases

October 05, 2020

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: The Impact of Climate Change on Vector-borne Diseases  Ambient temperature is an important determinant of vector-borne disease transmission and suitability, affecting the life-cycle of the pathogen and mosquito vector. Ecological models can predict optimal temperatures for transmission; However,...
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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 05, 2020

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and...
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Comfort Foods Made Healthier – Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

October 05, 2020

Join us for our new fall virtual cooking class series to learn how to enjoy the comfort foods you crave in a healthier way. Studies show that we consume three times the recommended daily limit of added sugar, contributing to...
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30th Annual Jonathan J. King Lecture, When Breath Becomes Air: A Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi

October 06, 2020

The Jonathan J. King Lectureship was established in 1991 to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients. It is a part of Stanford University Medical Center's mission to enhance patient treatment and the art of caring. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi...
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Contemplation by Design Embodied Spiritual Practice: How Movement with Intention Teaches Us To Pause

October 06, 2020

Join in a family yoga practice with Rabbi Mychal Copeland, author of the new children’s book, I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book. Rabbi Mychal Copeland can be found getting into yoga poses while teaching, writing, reading Torah,...
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Fireside Chat with Karith Foster

October 06, 2020

Join the Health Improvement Program (HIP) for a free fireside chat with Karith Foster, speaker, humorist, author, and moderator Patty de Vries, associate director of faculty and staff wellness. Preregistration is required. Register...
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Democracy Matters: Inequality and the American Dream

October 06, 2020

Speakers for 10/06: Ran Abramitzky Michael Boskin — Income Inequality and Whether We Should Aim to Reduce It David Grusky — Inequality and the American Dream Debra Satz — What (If Anything) is Wrong with Income Inequality? Florencia Torche — Higher Education and Income Inequality Should the U.S. close...
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Science-Based Strategies to Support Your Immune System

October 06, 2020

The immune system is a marvelously complex set of organs, cells, and chemicals that fight microbes every day. While there are many products, plans, and pills on the market claiming to boost the immune system, how can you know which...
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CBD 2020: P.E.A.C.E. Concert by Stanford Talisman A Cappella group

October 06, 2020

This annual P.E.A.C.E. concert culminates the 2020 Contemplaion By Design Summit. Join us to celebrate through music and song the experience of five states of P.E.A.C.E.: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others, and Express.  Stanford Talisman a cappella group...
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Yin and Restorative Yoga Class

October 06, 2020

This live-streamed class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as...
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Vir Biotechnology CEO George Scangos @ ETL

October 07, 2020

George Scangos, PhD, has served as Vir Biotechnology’s president and CEO and as a member of its board of directors since January 2017. He previously served as CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Biogen, a...
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How to Regulate the Nervous System and Restore Healthy Sleep

October 07, 2020

Research has shown that good sleep is vital for health and well-being. Yet for many who suffer from stress and anxiety, a good night's sleep remains an elusive dream. Their sleepless nights are filled with restlessness and a racing mind,...
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Evening Guided Meditation

October 08, 2020

Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  Thursdays 6 p.m. PST https://stanford.zoom.us/j/97159632633?pwd=cFc2eUZDWW4vY0VGV3FaOVFuZElxZz09...
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Comfort Foods Made Healthier – Double Chocolate Brownies and Honey Ice Cream Peach Pops

October 12, 2020

Join us for our new fall virtual cooking class series to learn how to enjoy the comfort foods you crave in a healthier way. Studies show that we consume three times the recommended daily limit of added sugar, contributing to...
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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12, 2020

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from...
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Democracy Matters: Immigration and the American Dream

October 13, 2020

Speakers for 10/13: Ran Abramitzky — Should the U.S. Close Its Borders to Immigrants? Asad L. Asad — Deportation Threat and Daily Life Ana Raquel Minian — Undocumented Mexican Migration in the U.S. Melanie Morten — Building a Border Wall Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants?...
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Yin and Restorative Yoga Class

October 13, 2020

This live-streamed class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as...
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Protein Obsession – How Much Do We Need and Where Should We Get It From?

October 13, 2020

Americans seem to be confused and obsessed about how much protein they require and how much they should eat. The truth is we don’t need much. We typically eat far more than we need, and since there is no place...
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Exercise-Related Injuries – Recovery and Prevention

October 14, 2020

Regular physical exercise has many physical, emotional, and social benefits; it can improve mood, reduce stress, improve the quality of sleep, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and much more. Yet an overzealous workout can also lead to strain...
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Mental Health and Well-being in the Virtual Classroom

October 15, 2020

In this workshop, you will gain an enhanced understanding of the challenges Stanford undergraduates and graduate students are facing in terms of mental health and well-being. You'll also learn strategies to protect your and your students' well-being in the virtual...
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Cancer Early Detection Seminar Series – Dr. Paul Boutros

October 15, 2020

The Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection is committed to fundamental discovery and translation of novel early cancer detection and prognostication strategies. We have brought together scientists, physicians, and engineers to think outside the box to create new...
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Create Your Own Home Workout – Strength Training 101

October 16, 2020

We all know that exercise is important for our overall health and well-being. But despite our best intentions, many people find it hard to establish the habit of a consistent workout. Some have just never gotten an exercise routine off...
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Reaching the Goals You Really Want – Barriers, Boosters, and Baby Steps

October 19, 2020

It’s hard these days to stay focused. Events whir, changes blur, and we may feel swept away or caught in a trap. We do, however, have our own important and worthwhile goals that we don’t want to ignore or abandon....
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Fostering Kind and Compassionate Relationships During Times of Stress

October 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place has put tremendous stress on relationships. Some people find themselves suddenly spending 24/7 in close quarters with spouses, children, and other family members, while others are completely isolated from any physical contact and struggling with...
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Weight Management – Starting the Journey

October 19, 2020

This 6-week online engagement program will help you take the first steps in the process of changing life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. Through setting and implementing small goals around lifestyle practices, you will...
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Relaxing Into Sleep – How Our Days Affect Our Nights

October 20, 2020

Discover how the simple practice of mindfulness can help transform your lifestyle habits in order to set the stage for a peaceful night's sleep. In this 3-session online class, we will review core aspects of wellness — sound sleep, stress...
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Democracy Matters: Diversity, Polarization, and Racial Injustice

October 20, 2020

Speakers for 10/20: Host: Debra Satz, Dean of H&S Racial injustice: Richard Banks — Race, Inequality and the Law Richard Ford  Allyson Hobbs — The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Power of Protest Diversity and polarization: James Fishkin — Bridging Political Divide Hazel Markus — Inclusion in Diverse Societies Robb Willer — How...
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Yin and Restorative Yoga Class

October 20, 2020

This live-streamed class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as...
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Ready to Roll: How to Ride Safely and Confidently

October 21, 2020

Join Stanford Transportation for a free, one-hour online workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (12 - 1 p.m. PDT) that will cover the basics you need to ride safely and confidently, including: how to choose the right bike and gear; rules...
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Wellness Speaker Series: Joy In Motion

October 22, 2020

  Do you feel demotivated by thinking about “exercise,” “fitness,” or “physical activity”? Let’s talk about finding joy in motion, instead. Jordana Harshman, MPH, and ICF-Certified Coach will present how to find a new starting point for movement forms you want...
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Thriving Through Change and Life’s Transitions

October 22, 2020

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard Any major life transition can bring a bundle of mixed emotions: concerns about letting go and of loss; uneasiness around process and the unknown; and curiosity and hope...
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Building a Positive Relationship with Food – Break the Stress Eating Cycle

October 22, 2020

Eating is a vital activity, meant to nourish and support our bodies. But often we can eat for other reasons - to fit in at social situations, relieve stress, satisfy cravings, or try to make ourselves feel better. This emotional...
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Meditations for Inner Peace and Sustained Resilience

October 23, 2020

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. - Dalai Lama When we are faced with difficulties, it is easy to spiral into negative thinking, anxiety, and stress over circumstances that are out of our control. One...
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Traditional Oriental Medicine Level 2 – Emotional Healing with Qigong and Acupressure

October 26, 2020

Building on the foundation created in the Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) Level 1, this course will provide self-care skills for health enrichment and healing on the emotional level. In this weeklong engagement course, you will learn TOM techniques for resolving and...
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Yin and Restorative Yoga Class

October 27, 2020

This live-streamed class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as...
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Democracy Matters: U.S. Health Policy in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

October 27, 2020

Speakers for 10/27: Ran Abramitzky Kate Bundorf — The Coronavirus Pandemic and the U.S. Health Care System Lisa Chamberlain — Kids, COVID and Child Health Policy Mark Duggan — Social Security, Medicare, and Health Policy Maria Polyakova — Subsidizing Private Insurance Plans to Provide Medicare and Medicaid...
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Holiday Eating – Breaking the Cycle

October 28, 2020

The winter holiday season is almost here. This time of year, we may look forward to joyful experiences and time spent with loved ones, yet many of us also anticipate what can feel like the inevitable accompaniment to all these...
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Virtual Fix-A-Flat Class

October 28, 2020

Join Stanford Transportation for a free, one-hour online workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28 (12 - 1 p.m. PDT) that will cover the fundamentals of how to fix a flat tire when you're on a ride, including: a live demonstration outlining...
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Evening Guided Meditation

October 29, 2020

Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  Thursdays 6 p.m. PST https://stanford.zoom.us/j/97159632633?pwd=cFc2eUZDWW4vY0VGV3FaOVFuZElxZz09...