Personal Growth

Upcoming event

Matthew Fox: Evolution of Religion Toward a Broader Spiritual Path

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Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Matthew Fox, Ph.D., Episcopal Priest; Author, Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion, A Way To God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey, and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times Read more »

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A Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Rewiring Your Brain for Success

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Tue, Sep 13 2016 - 5:15pm

Steven R. Campbell, M.S., Information Systems

Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it: When we optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves again to create new, positive self-images of who we want to be.

This is formally called “neuroplasticity.” Understanding this could open doors to creating more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses. Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Sep 12 2016 - 1:30pm

Richard G. Caro, Ph.D., Facilitator Read more »

Past event

OMG: I Forgot to Plan for a Good Death!

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Wed, Jul 20 2016 - 5:15pm

Regina Sneed, Advocate, The California End of Life Option Act Read more »

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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

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Mon, Jun 13 2016 - 6:00pm

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley; Co-Director, Greater Good Science Center; Author, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

Monday Night Philosophy investigates a revolutionary reconsideration of power. It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But enduring power only comes from empathy and giving, because power is given to us by other people. Read more »

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How to Write Your Own (or Someone Else's) Obituary

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Thu, May 26 2016 - 5:15pm

Francine Brevetti, Biographer; Author; Workshop Leader; Journalist

Brevetti will take a step-by-step approach to explaining one of the most difficult tasks that most people face—and typically under difficult circumstances. Writing one's own obituary can save a loved one from that responsibility, provided the relative is able to complete it on their own. Step by step, Ms. Brevetti will lead the audience through the process of where to find resources that might be available to help, the proper format and contents, and publishing the obituary. Read more »

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Ashanti Branch: "Taking off the Mask" in the Ever Forward Club

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Tue, May 24 2016 - 6:00pm

Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., Project Fellow, Stanford's d.school; Studied in Civil Engineering, Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo; Fulbright Exchange Fellowship to India, a Rotary Club Cultural Ambassadorial Fellowship to Mexico, and a 2010 Teacher of the Year Award from the Alameda-Contra Costa County Math Educators Read more »

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Chris Anderson: How to Speak the TED Way

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 7:00pm

Chris Anderson, TED Curator; Author, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator

What makes a great speech? Anderson shares his unique public speaking philosophy about creating carefully crafted talks.

Learn more helpful dos and don’ts from the man who has worked with everyone, including Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, social activists, and Nobel Prize Winners.

Past event

Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 2:00pm

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. Read more »

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How Behavioral Science Can Help Us Have a Good Day

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 12:00pm

Caroline Webb, CEO, Sevenshift; Former Partner and Advisor, McKinsey; Author, How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life Read more »

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