We may never experience a time in our lives like this again. These events offer unique opportunities for growth. We are going to hear from young people, find out what they’re experiencing and how they’re managing to find opportunities for growth. How are you using it?
ASK THE EXPERTS series: We all need ideas on how to best navigate this suddenly different world we find ourselves in. That's why we’re reaching out to experts to get their input on some existential questions.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Form Your Own Opinion, and Speak Up
Princeton, NJ: Princeton law professor Robert P. George talks about dialogue, being self-critical, and why you should have friends with whom you completely disagree.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Oscar-Nominee Talks Creativity & Problem-Solving
Los Angeles, CA: Oscar-nominee® Timothy Reckart, a director at Gaumont Animation, talks about how to get the creative juices flowing, why you shouldn't read the news when creatively problem-solving, and why it's a good idea to talk movies over with friends after you see one.
Timothy Reckart is best known for his animated short film Head Over Heels, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012. He directed Sony Animation's The Star (2017), and is directing a new animated feature produced by Gaumont Animation and Netflix called High in the Clouds, based on Paul McCartney's book and music.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Harvard Psychiatrist Talks Anxiety & Frustration
Boston, MA: Dr. Kevin Majeres, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of OptimalWork.com, explains how to unlock the growth that awaits you in anxiety, distraction, and frustration.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Dream Again
Boston, MA: Dr. Karen Bohlin, head of Montrose School, explains how we can re-imagine our dreams in a time when planning for the future seems useless - and the ideal conditions for doing that dreaming.
Quotes from the episode:
“Remember that there is only one important time and it is now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion." - Leo Tolstoy
"If man has one good memory of his childhood to go by, that may be enough to save him." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"The important question is not, what will I get out of life, but how will I respond to what life is asking of me?" - Viktor Frankl
ASK THE EXPERTS: What about summer? Look for POWERS
Potomac, MD: Alvaro de Vicente, head of The Heights School, reveals his six secrets for making this COVID summer the best summer of your life.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Discovering Yourself
Washington, DC: MIT's Dr. Alice Stanton speaks with Mary T. Ortiz, PhD, Head of Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA. Drawing from her years as a leader in secondary education, Dr. Ortiz shares ideas about how young people, now removed from their usual routines and social circumstances, can become the best version of themselves. She offers suggestions about how they can find new meaning and purpose away from what, up until now, had been their normal life.
Thought-provoking and fun! Love the variety of speakers
Great podcast for some quick but thought provoking bite size conversations.
I found this podcast an easy way to take a break from the inundated news on the pandemic and take a moment to reflect. The host and guest speakers are all great. It’s also a non-overwhelming 10-15 min out of my day which I appreciate.
Super insightful and an awesome variety.