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Liberation Through Improvisation and Imperfection:
Stephen Nachmanovitch on PYP 444

Can we use the principles and practices of improvisation to make healthy choices? In this episode, improvisation teacher Stephen Nachmanovitch shares what a 639-year-long musical performance can teach us about being present while thinking of the future, and how steering a car can guide us to self-correct our mistakes in real time.

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Supporting Spirituality Through Technology: Danielle Roberts on PYP 435

Danielle Roberts is a visual artist, technologist, and meditator. She’s the creator of MeditationLab, whose mission is to support spirituality through technology, and AwarenessLab, which develops tools for awareness from a technological, artistic, and experiential perspective.

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Orienting Ourselves to Natural Time with Brian Tourville: PYP 354

Is time linear, or cyclical? According to analog watches, time goes around in circles. According to calendars and planners and most of Western culture, time moves ever forward. And few of us take seriously the cycles of nature when we contemplate time and how we move through it. Read More

The heART of Medicine with Jody Esselstyn, RN: PYP 335

Jody Esselstyn is a registered nurse, and docent at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. An unusual combo, perhaps, but Jody combines her two interests – medicine and art – in some innovative and lifesaving ways. She leads programs that help medicine students make better diagnoses, display more empathy at the… Read More