June 5—9, 2017

The Psychology of Successful Aging
Ageless Pursuits Program, UBC Continuing Studies

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the study of successful aging. From a psychological perspective, successful aging is defined as active and continued engagement with life. This definition overcomes the narrow understanding of success in later adulthood as simply the avoidance of disease and disability. Research has demonstrated that success is dependent upon a multitude of factors spanning physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains. Topics will include stress management, meaning and purpose, and the optimization of pursuits through goal reengagement. Special attention will be paid to behaviours shown to foster a sense of satisfaction and peace in later life.

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday (June 5 through 9)
Location: UBC Point Grey
Cost: See the following link.

Click here for more information on the UBC Ageless Pursuits program.


May 25, 2017

4th Meeting of the Bowen Island Philosophy Café (Café-Philo)
Hosted by the Bowen Island Lodge on Bowen Island, BC

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bowen Island Lodge, Bowen Island, BC
Cost: $5 donation at door (to cover costs). Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Beer and wine for purchase.

To register, or for more info, email David at davidking2311@gmail.com


April 20, 2017

3rd Gathering of the Bowen Island Philosophy Café (Café-Philo)
Hosted by the Bowen Island Lodge on Bowen Island, BC

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bowen Island Lodge, Bowen Island, BC
Cost: $5 donation at door (to cover costs). Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Beer and wine for purchase.

To register, or for more info, email David at davidking2311@gmail.com


March 22, 2017

2nd Gathering of the Bowen Island Philosophy Café (Café-Philo)
Hosted by the Bowen Island Lodge on Bowen Island, BC

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bowen Island Lodge, Bowen Island, BC
Cost: $5 donation at door (to cover costs). Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Beer and wine for purchase.

To register, or for more info, email David at davidking2311@gmail.com


February 25, 2017

Fight or Flight, or Frenzy? How to Manage Stress and Find Meaning in a Demanding World
One Day @ UBC, UBC Continuing Studies

Course Description: We live in a demanding and often chaotic world in which opportunities to relax seem beyond reach. Explore the role of stress in our everyday lives, including its impact on our bodies, minds, and spirits. Learn simple but scientifically supported strategies for coping with stress on a daily basis while also improving your sense of meaning and purpose in life. A focus on holistic health and well-being facilitates a more complete understanding of stress and how to reduce its impact in all facets of life.

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: UBC Point Grey
Cost: $75 per person

Click here for more information on this one-day course.


February 15, 2017

1st Meeting of the Bowen Island Philosophy Café (Café-Philo)
Hosted by the Bowen Island Lodge on Bowen Island, BC

I am excited to be hosting Bowen Island's first Philosophy Café / Café-Philo at the beautiful Bowen Island Lodge. Our first conversation will revolve around the following question: In today’s climate, how do we continue cultivating a culture of acceptance, diversity, and equality? We will explore issues surrounding discrimination and bigotry within the context of the current political and social climates in North America and around the world. As Canadians, how can we best maintain and promote a multicultural and egalitarian society? What challenges stand before us? What can we do as individuals? Our goal is to provide a safe space for healthy, respectable conversation and debate in order to raise local consciousness.

Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bowen Island Lodge, Bowen Island, BC
Cost: $5 entrance fee at door (to cover costs). Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. Beer and wine for purchase.

To register, or for more info, email David at davidking2311@gmail.com

"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well; and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a [person]." ~ James H. West