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Design Your Life for Meaning and Success - Part 3
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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Design Your Life for Meaning and Success - Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Register with this link: https://smh.memberclicks.net/design-your-life-for-meaning-and-success

The Sibley Senior Association and the Bethesda Metro Area Village are excited to offer Chris Palmer’s free three-part workshop on how to improve your life: Design Your Life for Meaning and Success.

The workshop explores the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to live a meaningful, successful, fulfilled, and productive life. We will reflect on our lives, discuss what really matters to us, consider how we find purpose and meaning in our lives, explore life goals, think about our values, produce personal mission statements, examine how to take better care of ourselves and learn effective time management skills.

The goal is to actively design our lives rather than drift forward reacting to what happens to us. This is the time to look at the person we have become and ask if this is really who we want to be. Wouldn’t we like to live in a way that is true to our most honorable, generous, and best selves?

Join us for a three-session workshop with Chris Palmer,  an author, speaker, wildlife filmmaker, and professor. He serves on the board of Montgomery Hospice, is writing a book on death and dying, and is a hospice volunteer. He runs an aging well group for the Bethesda Metro Area Village. During his filmmaking career, Chris swam with dolphins and whales, came face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through Everglade swamps. For over thirty-five years, Chris spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime-time television and the IMAX film industry, earning two Emmys and an Oscar nomination. His IMAX films include Whales, Wolves, Dolphins, Bears, Coral Reef Adventure, and Grand Canyon Adventure. Chris has authored nine books, the latest of which is Finding Meaning and Success: Living a Fulfilled and Productive Life, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2021. All proceeds from Chris’s books go to fund scholarships for students at American University. Chris served on American University’s full-time faculty as distinguished film producer in residence from 2004 until his retirement in 2018. He founded and directed the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at the American University School of Communication. Chris has earned advanced degrees from London and Harvard. He is currently learning to juggle, draw, dance, play tennis, and play the piano. Chris loves to stand on his hands for exercise and keeps a daily gratitude journal.

  • By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
    • 1. Formulate what really matters to you and what values are important to you.
    • 2. Create and develop a personal mission statement that reflects the best possible life you want to lead, a life that is passionate, honorable, focused, purposeful, and meaningful.
    • 3. Include in your personal mission statements changes you plan to make to your life to bring it into closer alignment with your life goals.
    • 4. Apply essential time management skills to your life.

This workshop consists of three weekly sessions on Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Attendance at all three classes is encouraged. This free program is sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association and the Bethesda Metro Area Village. If you are interested in joining, please register at https://smh.memberclicks.net/design-your-life-for-meaning-and-success or email [email protected] or call 202-364-7602 before September 26, 2022.

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