WAY TO WELLNESS #27
Need some suggestions for how to engage and use your mind to stimulate your intellectual health and wellness?
1. Look (or ask) around for locally offered adult education classes or wellness programs in your community. Your local school or adult education departments, chamber of commerce, cooperative extension or community colleges might be a great place to begin exploring. Our local recreation departments also offer adult “field trips” and programs that provide learning AND fitness!
2. Search online for learning videos or webinars on any topic of interest to you. You can find online video learning at no or low cost, but be certain that what you are watching or reading comes from a reputable source. Many companies and organizations have a database of videos on their website or a YouTube channel with archives you can view.
Not sure what you might be interested in learning or limited on time? Here are a few reputable sites dedicated to online learning in smaller segments
Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. They offer a wide range of classes in short video segments.
TED Talks (www.ted.com) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). They cover almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. You can plug in a few of your interests and they will curate a list of suggestions for you!