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  • ZOOM TED TALKS AND TEA: The power of introverts

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    Meeting ID[masked] Meeting Password[masked] Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/603439901?pwd=LzFuVWdVVmN0dFJUQTRteHFqQU5ZQT09 This event series repeats every other week. We'll screen share the video together and then discuss it. Please email me with any TED Talks you'd like to recommend. Brew your cup of tea and join us. Friends and family welcome! Susan Cain | March 2012 https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world and should be encouraged and celebrated.

  • Online Video meet-up for Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

    • What we'll do Let's meet online using the video meeting platform, Zoom. You can stay home and stay safe while I lead us in a some Mindfulness exercises. When you RSVP, type in your email so that I can invite you into the meeting on Sunday @ 9:30 am. To join, click on the link in the email invitation and I'll meet you then along with all the other participants who RSVP'd. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! • What to bring No materials needed. Beginners are welcome. I will teach about the mind/body connections, lead you in an experience of mindfulness meditation, and then we can have a time of discussion and conversation.

  • ZOOM CA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT WEBINAR with Tom Whaley

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    NOTE: THIS IS A CROSS-POST WITH PERMISSION FROM COMPASSION & CHOICES. Please sign up here but also on C&C's event page. See the link below. Join Compassion & Choices on August 19 to learn about the California End of Life Option Act, which authorized medical aid in dying in California for terminally ill adults. The law went into effect in 2016; however, for many, the law is still complicated to access. This webinar will provide much-needed clarity. We will outline the process a terminally ill person has to go through to access the law and what you can do to help ensure that medical aid in dying is available for you and your loved ones. We will also hear from Tom Whaley, the husband of Christine Whaley, a young woman who used medical aid in dying to peacefully end her suffering. We will talk with Tom about their experience accessing the End of Life Option Act in California. Here are the details: What: California End of Life Option Act Webinar When: August 19, from 3 - 4 p.m. PST Where: Virtually, from wherever you are. RSVP We hope you can join us. Please share this webinar with friends and family, so they can learn about their end-of-life options in California. Sign up to attend here so we can know you are coming as well as on the host's website at Compassion & Choices - https://join.compassionandchoices.org/a/webinar-end-life-options-california/?sourceid=1067465&emci=2b132df9-4bd7-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&emdi=e16a3653-58d7-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&ceid=1423822 If you have any questions, please contact Compassion & Choices California Campaign Manager Leslie Chinchilla at [masked]. Sincerely, Samantha

  • VIRTUALLY DRINKING, SMOKING OR DIET-COKING ATHEIST HAPPY HOUR

    Meeting ID[masked] Meeting Password[masked] Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/603439901?pwd=LzFuVWdVVmN0dFJUQTRteHFqQU5ZQT09 THIS WEEK, DON YOUR BEST, MOST UNUSUAL, FUNNIEST, GOOFIEST, FASHIONISTAS, CRAZY HATS. WE ALL NEED MORE HUMOR IN OUR LIVES! If you use your cellphone for the ZOOM, please keep it stationary so you don't make the others dizzy with your movements. DISCUSSION ONLY TONIGHT Your Topic Choices Mail-in ballots Biden VP Pick Bringing young people into the Humanist community. Making a difference is a good guidepost. Where will you go on your next trip once COVID-19 is busted? Come join your heathen friends or make new ones without social distancing (except we’ll be online in a virtual conference room so physically distant). If you miss seeing your friends or don’t have any like-minded friends yet, this is the meetup for you. THE FIRST HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY OF THE MONTH we're playing some ice-breaker parlor games that will help you get to know your friends better and have a little fun. THE SECOND HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY IS ALL TOPICAL DISCUSSION Bring your cocktail, coke, and peanuts, and let's have a happy hour! Time 6 PM Fridays Please help support our organization by becoming a member and making a $4 monthly donation at https://www.patreon.com/IEAAH. Everything we do costs money!

  • Online Video meet-up for Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

    • What we'll do Let's meet online using the video meeting platform, Zoom. You can stay home and stay safe while I lead us in a some Mindfulness exercises. When you RSVP, type in your email so that I can invite you into the meeting on Sunday @ 9:30 am. To join, click on the link in the email invitation and I'll meet you then along with all the other participants who RSVP'd. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! • What to bring No materials needed. Beginners are welcome. I will teach about the mind/body connections, lead you in an experience of mindfulness meditation, and then we can have a time of discussion and conversation.

  • ZOOM IEAAH/FAR Board and Leaders Meeting

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    ZOOM LINK PROVIDED ONCE YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Please come to a meeting with your organizers and board members as we discuss how we'd like to move our community organization forward. 1. Who do we want to be in our greater community? 2 What are our values? 3. How do we live purposefully to include those values individually and as a group? 4. Making a difference. Where and how do we want to influence our greater communities? 5. How long before mingling in person? Big Spring Get Together Picnic could be planned and then moved if needed. 6. What events should be planned for now as well as post-COVID-19? 7. Outreach: Ask An Atheist booth - New tent needed.

  • ZOOM TED TALKS AND TEA: Atheism 2.0

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    Meeting ID[masked] Meeting Password[masked] Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/603439901?pwd=LzFuVWdVVmN0dFJUQTRteHFqQU5ZQT09 This event series repeats every other week. We'll screen share the video together and then discuss it. Please email me with any TED Talks you'd like to recommend. Brew your cup of tea and join us. Friends and family welcome! Posted Jan 2012 https://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_atheism_2_0 What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual, and transcendence. “I am an atheist, but a gentle one”: Alain de Botton on “religion for atheists” We are far more desperate than secular modernity recognizes. All of us are on the edge of panic and terror pretty much all the time – and religions recognize this. We need to build a similar awareness into secular structures.

  • Pub Night and Pub Quiz

    Aloha Pizza & Pasta

    Pub Quiz is a quiz of (around) 20 general-knowledge questions answered in teams of up to four people. The winning team gets a pitcher of the drink or personal soda/ice tea of their choice; they can choose to get it at the next Pub Quiz too. We'll be getting there at 6, with the quiz starting at about 7:15. We are asking for a $2 donation to pay for the prize and to fund future events. We hope to see you there! If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages at this event, please be sure you have a designated driver. Don't drink and drive!

  • Online Video meet-up for Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

    • What we'll do Let's meet online using the video meeting platform, Zoom. You can stay home and stay safe while I lead us in a some Mindfulness exercises. When you RSVP, type in your email so that I can invite you into the meeting on Sunday @ 9:30 am. To join, click on the link in the email invitation and I'll meet you then along with all the other participants who RSVP'd. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! • What to bring No materials needed. Beginners are welcome. I will teach about the mind/body connections, lead you in an experience of mindfulness meditation, and then we can have a time of discussion and conversation.

  • VIRTUALLY DRINKING, SMOKING OR DIET-COKING ATHEIST HAPPY HOUR

    Meeting ID[masked] Meeting Password[masked] Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/603439901?pwd=LzFuVWdVVmN0dFJUQTRteHFqQU5ZQT09 THIS WEEK, IT'S TALK LIKE A PIRATE NIGHT. WEAR A HEAD SCARF OR AN EYE PATCH OR ANYTHING ELSE PIRATEY. WE ALL NEED MORE HUMOR IN OUR LIVES! Aarrr, my matey! Polly want a cracker? If you use your cellphone for the ZOOM, please keep it stationary so you don't make the others dizzy with your movements. It's Game night. Game TBA. Come join your heathen friends or make new ones without social distancing (except we’ll be online in a virtual conference room so physically distant). If you miss seeing your friends or don’t have any like-minded friends yet, this is the meetup for you. THE FIRST HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY OF THE MONTH we're playing some ice-breaker parlor games that will help you get to know your friends better and have a little fun. THE SECOND HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY IS ALL TOPICAL DISCUSSION Bring your cocktail, coke, and peanuts, and let's have a happy hour! Time 6 PM Fridays Please help support our organization by becoming a member and making a $4 monthly donation at https://www.patreon.com/IEAAH. Everything we do costs money!