Flourishing@OSU Lecture Series


The Flourishing @ OSU lecture series was created to help cultivate a culture of Flourishing in the OSU community. OSU and community partners will provide open lectures that help us understand the concept of Flourishing through the unique lens of their work, and teach us ways that we can Flourish in our own lives. Please join us! All lectures are free and open to the community. If you are unable to attend a lecture, check back here for a video!

Click here for a list of previous and upcoming lectures!

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Flourishing @ OSU Lecture Video Library

Lecture 1 with Parcella Provence, Memorial Union: Joy is not a four letter word

Lecture 2 with Winston McCullough, OSU School of Psychological Science: Paths to happiness     

Lecture 3 with Subbappa Ribeiro, Iyengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley:  Yoga:  The Path to Mental Health and Flourishing

Lecture 4 with Aaron Wolf, OSU Geosciences:  Transformational Listening for Flourishing Relationships

Lecture 5 with Teri Duever, OSU School of Psychological Sciences:  What Makes Life Worthwhile




Learn even more about the concept of Flourishing and Happiness through the following TED Talks:

Logan Laplante, Hackschooling makes me happy (Not enough time? Check out the Flourishing focus: watch 1:42 to 3:53)

Brene Brown:  The Power of Vulnerability (Not enough time? Check out the Flourishing focus: watch 3:09 to 5:33; 6:40 to 10:44)

Fred Luskin, The Science of Happiness (Not enough time? Check out the Happiness focus: watch any or all of these segments 3:40 to 8:00; 11:58 to 17:27; 23:30 to 27:00; 39:20 to 39:40; 39:45 to 40:05; Compassion Meditation exercise:  33:56 to 38:00)