UPDATED 1/7/22- ONILNE: Anxiety permeates our culture and consciousness. We feel threats from COVID-19, political polarization, global warming, and attacks on our democracy. Our health and financial situation concern us. We’ve postponed trips. We’re getting older. We feel diminished and stressed. We long to be free and secure, to travel and gather again without masks. To hug, laugh, and sing together. To attend classes, worship services, sporting events, and volunteer activities. Positive psychology, including the new science of awe, provides tools to help us not only survive but thrive in times of stress. Preparation each week for our in-person course will include reading short articles, viewing videos, using questionnaires, and considering discussion questions. You can expect lively, engaging discussion, laughter, and new insights among friends who have similar interests, as well as time for personal reflection to put it all together for yourself. | Lecture + Q&A.