• Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.

    Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem. https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong How Portugal Successfully Tackled Its Drug Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQJ7n-JpcCk

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  • Walk & Talk - East Lake Natoma Trail

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    Let's get some exercise and fresh air while we talk! There's a trail right outside LaBou. We will start there. You can stop and turn around at any time. There is the regular talk group at LaBou from 10am-noon, so we can walk and head back for the 10am talk or keep walking, or just leave after the walk. Totally up to you! What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers for various temperatures, bring a hat, sunscreen, water. Meet us at the outside patio area of LaBou. We leave at 9:05 am. Dogs are welcome! Hope to see you!

  • Documentary: Knock Down the House- Watch, eat & good bye party for Keith

    **Update: We're meeting at a member's house in Folsom, address to be sent day before the event to attendees only. We're having a potluck and will watch the Documentary 'Knock Down the House' and also have a going away party for one of our core members Keith, who is moving out of state. Place what you will bring to the potluck in the comments section. Hope to see you! Let's watch this documentary together then discuss: Cortez and three other women who challenged congressional incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections — Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin and Amy Vilela — were among the scores of new candidates who entered politics after the 2016 elections. In their cases, they were recruited and trained by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. The two political organizations were created by former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign who wanted to identify progressive candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and give them tools for building campaigns against powerful establishment candidates. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/24/politics/netflix-documentary-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-campaign/index.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-documentary-knock-down-the-house_n_5cc05baee4b0764d31db2ecb

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  • Headline News

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    Let's discuss the week’s top headlines.

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  • Talk and walk along East Lake Natoma Trail heading South from LaBou

    Let's get some exercise and fresh air while we talk! There's a trail right outside LaBou. We will start there. You can stop and turn around at any time. There is the regular talk group at LaBou from 10am-noon, so we can walk and head back for the 10am talk or keep walking, or just leave after the walk. Totally up to you! What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers for various temperatures, bring a hat, sunscreen, water. Dogs are welcome! Hope to see you!

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  • Operation Care Package- Drop off items for Military and Veterans

    *This is a no-host event, bring items and drop off.* Donate non-perishable items for our active-duty military, veterans and military families. Visit the Roseville Automall on Friday, June 7 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. to drop off your donation. Link with additional information: https://www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country/about-us/news-and-events/events/operation-care-package.html Complete list of what is needed: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/local/california/gold-country-region/care_package_items_needed.pdf (No glass, nothing that can melt or spoil.)

  • Social Media & Teens Today, How it affects our lives

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    Does your teenager or pre-teen just stare at their phone/YouTube for hours? I was at a sports event the other day where a group of dads talked for quite a while about their sons' fixation with YouTube, how the adults didn't get the fascination. While listening I couldn't help but chuckle. I'm not the only one, I thought. There are two TED Talks on this below, from teen perspectives. Let's discuss. We can also discuss how Social Media affects our lives as adults too. People, teenagers especially, need to evaluate the role of technology and social media in their lives. In his talk, Jake describes his experiences with social media as a teen and explores the effect it has had on his generation. Jake is a student at South Pasadena High School. He is passionate about the topic of his talk: the changes that the digital age has brought about on teens like him. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmV-4qx0sIs TED Talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBIHHfzrAXw

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  • Everything you need to know about the Abortion Ban news

    Now that two Trump-appointed justices are on the Supreme Court, social conservatives see potential for a reversal of the court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. The bill signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) prohibits abortion in almost every circumstance and is considered the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Missouri’s Republican-controlled House voted to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, after the state’s Senate passed the measure a day earlier. Below is some information to get you started. Let's discuss. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/05/17/havent-been-following-abortion-ban-news-heres-everything-you-need-know/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2552c42271da

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  • Talk and walk!

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    Let's get some exercise and fresh air while we talk! There's a trail right outside LaBou. We will start there. You can stop and turn around at any time. There is the regular talk group at LaBou from 10am-noon, so we can walk and head back for the 10am talk or keep walking, or just leave after the walk. Totally up to you! What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers for various temperatures, bring a hat, sunscreen, water. Dogs are welcome! Hope to see you!

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  • Front page news

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    There's a lot going on, right from the head lines. Let's discuss!