Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Joyful Living/Happy Life - 「樂活人生」

The United Charity Foundation and Crowell Public Library present
Joyful Living/Happy Life - 「樂活人生」

New Speaker Series presented in Mandarin
Sundays from 2:00-4:30 p.m. -- April 14, April 28, May 19, June 23, June 30

Everyone encounters daily challenges that can result in either positive or negative stress. Coping with them gracefully, calmly and intelligently is the ultimate goal of this new Sunday series coming to Crowell Public Library beginning April 14. When talking about a joyful life, there many theories and principles to learn, but this series of workshops promises to be practical and workable. The workshops will offer tools to face the challenges of parenting, skills in emotional intelligence, communication, healthy eating, the ancient art of peaceful living, social etiquette, as well as problem solving skills. All participants will learn the know-how of a healthy lifestyle, achieving a happy, joyful and productive life.
Join us for this new series presented entirely in Mandarin! All workshops will take place in the Library’s Barth Community Room from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and door prizes.
Sunday, April 14: Draw a Roadmap to Success for Your Child with Rosa Zee & Vivian Chan
Children are like passersby who stop to ask for directions. A parent's job is to offer them wise advice and guidance. This dynamic forum helps parents improve their understanding of children's behavior and shed light on the unique challenges facing Chinese American parents. Learn about the pathway to success for your child's education.
Sunday April 28: Healthy Living/Joyful Life with Dr. Shiuan Chen, Vivian Chan & Becky Lei
Keynote speaker, Dr. Shiuan Chen, Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at the City of Hope will address the topic of “Super Food.”
Healthy Culinary with Vivian Chan will segue into…

The Art of Etiquette with Becky Lei

Will Rogers once said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Since people tend to gravitate toward food, dining etiquette plays an important part in making a favorable impression. They are visible signals of the state of our manners and therefore are essential to professional and social success.

Sunday May 19: EQ / Happy 1 2 3: the Four Arts of Zestful Living, with Ivy Sun, Rosa Zee,
Becky Lei

The 1 2 3 of Happiness
Happiness can be as simple as 1 2 3. Ivy Sun will explain how happiness is within one thought, and how one can learn to think positively, and take control of the present.

The 4 Arts of Zestful Living
This analytical lecture by Rosa Zee will focus on life in a simpler way and provides an experience to re-examine and rejuvenate the inner spirit of ancient Chinese Song scholars' 4 Arts. Learn the secrets of living harmoniously and be happy!

Listening: Your Source of Happiness

Listening skills are essential in any interpersonal relationship. Some say good listening skills correlate with popularity. Active and empathetic listening skills are the foundation of effective communication which will benefit you with better understanding, a greater number of friends and social networks.
Sunday, June 23: Parenting Forum

The Leader in Me: Do the Right Thing Even When No One Is Watching
Ivy Sun will lead this workshop on training children from an early age to form good habits, make good choices for themselves, and lead themselves to a successful life.
How to Raise a Philanthropic Child and The Other S.A.T. – Social Achievement Task Force
Does parenting leave you frustrated and pulled in many directions? Ivy Sun and Vivian Chan will show how to become your child’s role model by living a life of mastery and wisdom, of “giving is receiving,” and building a solid parent-child relationship. Learn about improving communication, recognizing opportunities for optimizing development and emotional growth, listening to your inner child, how to motivate your child, to cultivate good habits, and many more.
Sunday, June 30: Absolutely Beautiful: the Art of Joyful Living and Wellness with expert local doctors.
“Beauty & the Breast” for the heart of a woman - local doctor talks about breast cancer and heart disease which are among the leading health problems for women. Topics covered include prevention, impact and survivorship.