Start with Why: This week’s TED talk was mentioned during the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Summit in Nanaimo during the morning keynote on October 30, 2013 by Roger Brooks. It was also the inspiration for our first blog post. How do great leaders inspire action? They start with why.
How do you choose your leisure?
It’s a fairly simple question, yet it is one that I have rarely been asked and one that, until studying leisure in my graduate degree, I rarely thought to ask others. Now, questions around leisure swirl around in my mind quite often. As a Sociable Scientist, I’m interested in learning all I can about leisure within people’s lives and finding ways to help individuals and communities understand the role that leisure plays in how we are living.
A short and simple message that will change your life.
Food connects us all – to each other, to the earth, to other animals – yet there is growing concern over our society’s relationship with food and how it’s grown, distributed, and consumed. Central to this larger discussion is the accessibility of food for all people. This was the underlying theme of this year’s Food Connections Gathering hosted by Island Health, Vancouver Island University, LUSH Valley Food Action Society, and many other community groups at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station Wednesday October 23, 2013.
This week’s TED Talk is inspired by the Food Connections Gathering at Deep Bay on Vancouver Island Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The Sociable Scientists were asked to present a workshop on community engagement and this talk by Pam Warhurst really resonated with us as an example of best practices in action for food security that engages the entire community.
If I were to ask you what facilitates or enables your participation in leisure, would you know the answer? Give yourself some time to think about how it is that you are able to participate in the leisure activities that you have chosen; or the feelings of leisure that you experience in your life, or the unscheduled time that is your own. Are there people in your life who facilitate your leisure? Do you help to facilitate other people’s leisure?
Some SociableThoughts on leisure and sustainability as Jeff Speck explores The Walkable City
Thanksgiving is perhaps my favourite holiday. I love the smell of turkey and roasted vegetables in the oven; the crisp, clean air; the change of seasons cycling through; and gathering with family and friends to celebrate the bounty of our lives.
First of our TED Thursdays featured Ted talks!! The Sociable Scientists Inc. will share a new Ted talk each week. Please share your favourite talks in the comments below.
I’d like to ask everyone I know what they do for leisure. Then I’d ask why? And with who? And how ? And where? And when?
I’m a naturally curious person and the choice of leisure is one subject I am particularly interested in.
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Erin and I have decided that once a month, our blog will focus on leisure as we experience it. September has already been full of leisure (and a lot of work too), so I’ll share some of the highlights so far and let you in on the great things to come. Labour day weekend, Nate […]