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VIRTUALLY VERDANT: Make the Most of Your Time in 2021

Friday January 22, 2021

This session was led by Laura Becker-Lewke and focused on time management tips for less stress and more joy in 2021. Laura explained that making this happen is about identifying your priorities and setting boundaries.

The BeWell approach Laura teaches at Stanford University’s Healthy Living Program does not focus on how to be more efficient or get more done in less time. Instead, it emphasizes attending to what is most important to you. 

In addition to teaching at Stanford, Laura is the Executive Director of US Operations for Hope Unlimited for Children, a nonprofit devoted to rescuing street children in Brazil. And she has plenty of opportunity to practice what she teaches.

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The BeWell approach does not focus on how to be more efficient or get more done in less time. Instead, it emphasizes attending to what is important to YOU to lessen stress and maximize joy in life. 

 

This workshop will be highly interactive, so please come with your own “time management challenges” and be prepared to share and learn.

 

In addition to serving as Executive Director of US Operations for Hope Unlimited for Children, which is a nonprofit devoted to rescuing street children in Brazil, Laura is also a part-time BeWell coach and instructor at Stanford, and active volunteer, so she has plenty of opportunity to practice what she teaches.

 

The opportunity to become a BeWell coach called to Laura, who juggled a legal career and family, and after thirteen years as an attorney, then juggled raising her children while caring for her mother at home post-stroke for many years. She managed to find rewarding volunteer opportunities all the while, including creation of a mentoring program for the unhoused with a local nonprofit. Laura has been married for over 40 years and has four grown children.

 

Laura provided a Virtually Verdant session on the labyrinth as a mindfulness practice last year.