Thursday, February 9, 3 p.m. § Temple Beth Sholom
(Sarasota, Florida) Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy’s (RCLLA) Winter 2017 lecture series continues with “Laugh Your Way to Health,” Thursday, February 9, 3-4:30 p.m., at the Academy’s interim headquarters at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Building #1, Sarasota. General admission is $10; RCLLA members are admitted free. No event refunds. To register, visit www.lla-sm.org or call 941-309-5111.
Taking charge of our emotional wellbeing is just as important as diet and exercise. Studies show that laughing, smiling, and being positive can lengthen your life span, change your mental state from depressed to happy, expand your thinking and creativity, and make you more productive. In this lecture, participants will learn about the physical, psychological emotional cognitive and behavioral benefits of humor and how to apply it in your life, your education, and your relationships.
Laugh Your Way to Health is led by author, educator and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Joel Schwartz, M.D., who will talk about the physical, psychological, emotional, cognitive and behavioral benefits of humor and how to apply it to all aspects of life. As Schwartz says, “Before you sign up for this talk, go into the bathroom and look in the mirror. If the person in the mirror smiles back at you, then this is the talk for you.”
About Ringling Lifelong Learning Academy
Ringling Lifelong Learning Academy offers educational opportunities for adults to pursue new interests, expand intellectual horizons and enrich their lives. Courses cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are taught by scholars, retired faculty members and professional practitioners. Courses are taught in an engaging, collaborative manner where learning results in the development of civic awareness, ongoing learning communities of peers and intellectual and cultural connections to our communities. As a private, not-for-profit, LLA has served the Sarasota- Manatee region for the past 18 years growing lifelong learning program offerings in number and variety as the demand for services has grown. The Academy is funded by donations and registration fees and led by an executive director and volunteer advisory board. Visit www.rclla.org.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
For nearly 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.