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'Lunch and Learn' series turns lunch break into mental tune-up
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – Instead of eating another sandwich at your desk, take some time to feed your mind. Portland Community College’s "Lunch and Learn" returns this fall to the downtown library with a new slate of inspiring speakers. The non-credit Downtown Lecture Series will meet from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Sept. 30 through Nov. 4 in the U.S. Bank Room at the Multnomah County Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. The series is free. Topics include:" Managing Conflict in Your Life (Sept. 30). Conflict is inevitable. Using key strategies from "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman, speaker Diana Haskins will show how to transform conflict into resolution and strife into peace." Amuse and Conquer (Oct. 7). Explore the elements of humor: style material and surprise. Speaker Roger Turk will show you how making people laugh can foster greater happiness and more productivity." Moving from Stuck to Success (Oct. 14). Revolutionize your life by revolutionizing your thinking. Speaker Karen Foster will reveal the three secrets to overcoming any obstacle and discovering your personal power." Focusing (Oct. 21). Learn to connect with your "felt sense": your body’s sense of a particular problem or situation. Speaker Kerry Moran will share effective techniques for resolving that sense of feeling stuck." The Art of Moving Forward (Oct. 28). Everyone hits a roadblock now and then but not everyone has the tools to move past it. Speaker Erin Lassell will show you how to move past problems that arise at work, at home or in relationships, and learn from your experience." Recognizing Stress and Building Resiliency (Nov. 4). Identify your stressors and how you respond to them. Speaker Michael Morrow will teach strategies for managing your attitudes and behaviors and pave the road to resilience.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-614-7308.