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20180324, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週一 3月 19, 2018 11:23 pm

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Time:第 424 會,2018 年 3 月 24 日(週六)下午2:30~5:30

14:30~15:30 Session One
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10 Things You Should Never, Ever Say Over Text or Email


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Venue:台中市南屯區 大業路182號 Mos Burger二樓
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1. Do you know how many social media that have been used by the public so far? Do you indulge yourself in social media? Which social media do you use the most often? What do you usually do with it?

2. Except for the points in this article, what other contents do you think not suitable to be posted on social media? What is the most ridiculous scenario you have read on social media?

3. “We are constantly bombarded with updates about other people’s lives. From jealousy, to sadness, self-doubt and even anger, often knowing even the most inane information about someone else can make us feel bad about ourselves in comparison.” Do you agree with this? Have you ever been affected by this?

4. Have you ever benefited from these social media (EX. getting closer to your friends/family, getting more business support…)?

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Re: 20180324, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週五 3月 23, 2018 3:04 pm

Dear Taichung Happiers,

We are all in the dance.

We are all in the dance. We go round and round—our relationship expectations are continually met and challenged. Here we are. This quest. These relationships. This life. It’s ours. The floating images of the 5 balls from Award-winning author James Patterson illuminate the value of the most essential yet invisible session of our journey. “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” Relationships. What part of your relationships are you proud of? What part of your relationships is for some potential growth? What kind of culture would you love to develop in your relationships (for example, where would you love to see our relationship with this Club go in the future)? While social media mushrooming all over the “place”, texting and email becoming the most curious ingredient of cooking our relationships, what spices can we add for warm and loving relationships? Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to join our host Vicki in creating our Relationship Recipe.

We connect; therefore, we are. What do you think relationships are made of? How often do you sink into the thoughts on relationships? “When you say I mean the world to you, which part of the world are you talking about?” All right. After drifting through the darkness, great relationships bring us back to harmony and brilliancy. Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger from the Harvard School of Adult Development, the director of a study that has tracked the lives of 724 men, reveals the results of more than 7 decades of studying happiness. Instead of investing our time and energy in fame, wealth, and high achievements, we can benefit far more from these three lessons: social connections make us happier and healthier; what truly matters is not the number of your friends—it’s the quality of your relationships; good relationships protect our physical health as well as our brain health.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI Furthermore, fear of emotional disconnection will make people’s behaviors inconsistent with their values. Building healthy relationships is an obligation, not an option—the spray of social connection and quality relationships will rinse away the remaining confusion from whatever we’ve been going through. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/upshot/how-social-isolation-is-killing-us.html?_r=2 We are all in the dance. Night and day, the music plays on, and we are all part of the show. Let the sun come to shine on our lives; relationship is a magic mirror mimicking the efforts we have and haven’t been making; possibilities are there for us to start becoming better versions of ourselves and healthier relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGolX77peH0

How to communicate from heart? “I regret teaching my Mom how to do punctuation with text-messaging.” Clinic Psychiatrist Susan Pinker points outs establishing our own “villages” of friends and colleagues through real-life connections--NOT virtual ones, can reduce blood pressure, enhance working life, and improve our life longevity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqd1B7g2I3I Yes, in ideal relationships, we need each other’s presence and attention. Yet, in reality, distractions constantly give us a smile that wraps us in an atmosphere of longing and questioning. “I'm not addicted to the social networks. I only use them anytime I've got time for it...break time, brunch time, lunch time, party time, bedtime, anytime and every time.” When is your heart time, then? So, do you prefer texting over face-to-face talking? What the social media is (not) for? https://blog.bufferapp.com/psychology-of-social-media Painter, poet, and philosopher Danny Castillones Sillada sighed out loud with the admonishment. “Ironically, in our obstinate desire to humanize robots and Artificial Intelligence, our individual existence is, in turn, being digitized and robotized by our own technological inventions. Horribilis!” Ahhh…..True handshakes through social media? How? In what way can (can’t) we lay open our hearts through social media for relationships? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLl8TRTqB0 According to some research results, people feel more connected to others simply because of their smartphones. In the era of real time reach, quality time touch is (not) a little luxury? How can our minds swim with balance? We are all in the dance. Night and day, the music plays on, and we are all part of the show. Be in the moment-- give love, instead of "likes". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL7f1lvTTXw

Find and listen to each other’s rhythm. Relationship isn’t easy. Relationship takes work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwJCPm_xICc Nurturing affectionate and attentive relationships remains printed on everyone’s deepest desire. Loving ourselves is a determining factor of relationship-building. We can only accept relationships as deeply as we love ourselves. Except for seeing our weaknesses as well as the strengths, learning how to talk to ourselves, how to forgive and reframe ourselves, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/experimentations/201705/12-keys-great-self-relationship-starting-now let’s ponder and remember the true value we are giving to the world. Supporting a source of profound fulfillment, relationships are the most consequential component of life. Pursuing social connection and quality relationships is a life-long process--it’s challenging and demanding, yet rewarding--ultimately, we know we are loved and trusted (in different kinds of relationships, not only the romantic one). https://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-renner/when-youre-in-a-good-relationship-you-learn-these-10-things_b_5618826.html Above all, American author, entrepreneur, and life coach Anthony Robbins finds nothing but the giving mindset can fully discover some other possibilities that we can do for our relationships. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” Relationship is not just about tangoing the Tango; it's a life-long journey of finding and listening to each others’ rhythm. We are all in the dance. Night and day, the music plays on, and we are all part of the show. Give more, so that when you feel happy and successful, your beloved family and friends will be happier and more successful. Give more, so that more people can fly wider and farther with the collective values. Give more, so that the culture of appreciation and gratitude will be in every relationship.

“The Rain” (by William Henry Davies)

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
'Twill be a lovely sight.

You are the reason. What we are passionate about makes us who we are. Most importantly, you, only you, can allow the smell of happiness to envelop your relationships. Taichung Happiers’ best friend Albert Einstein simply asserted “We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” You are the reason for every relationship you are in. Therefore, we greatly appreciate Happiers for your passionate participation, for really taking time with us, and for all the beautiful memories of sticking together through thick and thin, which have made our gratitude stronger. You are the reason—we believe in you! Join us. Thanks!!!


With Gratitude,
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Re: 20180324, Article, Taichung

文章longbow » 週六 3月 24, 2018 8:04 pm

20180324, Gathering, Taichung
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