|"Meditation" and Mat and "Mangroves" and Marilyn, 2021|
A bright spot in an otherwise challenging month with health care issues was giving a lecture to Matthew Wooller’s class on Happiness and Wellbeing at the University of Alaska. Seemingly, this topic might not be what you’d think a terminally ill patient might be an “expert” on, but I’ve needed to build capacity to handle what comes progressively with ALS.
Tip 1: Laughter is your best medicine.
Tip 2: Figure out what gets you up in the morning. Go for it.
Tip 3: It’s OK to cry every now again and grieve your losses.
Have a look at these zoom recordings of my lecture and other thoughts about being a woman in science and science advocacy.
1) Introduction to Happiness, Wellbeing and Guest Speaker Dr. Marilyn Fogel
2) Happiness and Wellbeing Tip # 1 from Marilyn
3) Happiness and Wellbeing Tip # 2 from Marilyn
4) Happiness and Wellbeing Tip # 3 from Marilyn
Mat and Marilyn in Belize, 2002
5) Tips on work life balance and being a woman in science
6) Tips on advocacy
7) Mat tells a story of a shared golden moment and gratitude
See Mat’s work in Alaska: "the Well" - promoting the science and practice of Happiness and Wellbeing