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The Continuum of Our Lives: The Gift of Time

The Continuum of Our Lives: The Gift of Time

OLLI Brown Bag Lunch Online with Joanne Fornes, Pilates Instructor & Jane Woodward, Educator/Analyst, et al., offered in collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), College of Extended Education & Global Engagement

The pandemic has gifted us with the opportunity and time to not simply reflect on our potential mortality, but to examine our histories, our values; and how to live our lives more fully, despite current adversities. Looking back on our lives, we can see the paths we’ve followed, and how this forms a continuum from our past lives to our present experiencing of life, and further to the unknown, to-be-determined future. Right now, we have the gift of time to reflect on our lives and chart our destinies. We will be asking participants to consider what that means to them, and how they have used this time of changed habits and realities to address their elderhood and their unfulfilled dreams.

Joanne Fornes, Pilates Plus OLLI teacher, recognizing Covid 19 upended all our comforting routines, has been actively reinventing as rich a life as she previously enjoyed, from Peace Corps in the sixties and working with race horses, to traveling and finally teaching. Using all she’s experienced in movement, she is realizing a life theme through the continuum of time played out from the seventies on. Joanne credits decades spent studying the Continuum movement with its founder, Emilie Conrad, with helping her navigate the unknown with courage, creativity and confidence.

Jane Woodward has spent her life accumulating a variety of degrees (B.A. in German, M.Ed., MPA, J.D.) and experiences (educator, translator, traveler, program developer, policy analyst, attorney/advocate, writer, convention/expo producer, researcher, and Arabian horse breeder). From teaching to youth hosteling all over Europe, from developing career conventions for women and Nashville’s Business Expo, to raising Arabians, from evaluating local, state and federal government programs to practicing law, life has been a creative and intense adventure. Since coming to Humboldt in 2007, she has focused on developing courses for OLLI and managing the OLLI at HSU Brown Bag Lunch presentation program, alongside researching quantum mechanics, consciousness, creativity, energy and functional medicine, the brain/Alzheimers/dementia, the microbiome, environmental issues and the Transition movement, and the aging process. She views life through the lens of existentialism.

The presentation will begin promptly at noon.

RSVP HERE for the Zoom registration link.

Monday, August 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Joanne Fornes, Pilates Instructor & Jane Woodward, Educator/Analyst, et al.
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