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Wednesday, April 29th LIVE Virtual Event Via ZOOM: Family Communication Dynamics During Times of Stress | Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

“Wednesday, April 29th 2-3PM MST LIVE Virtual Event Via ZOOM

“Family Communication Dynamics During Times of Stress

“Communication is key for survival in any situation and will be critically important in the family unit in after quarantine as we adjust to a world of uncertainty.  How can families who have been living under extreme stress and uncertainty work together as a team to move forward and thrive?  Let’s discuss how we can we discuss important, but potentially “loaded” topics like money, safety, and appropriately express our needs within the family unit.

“Joyce Marter, LCPC, is a renowned psychotherapist, entrepreneur, national speaker, blogger and media contributor. Since 1998, Marter has been providing therapy for individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues related to mental health, addiction, relationships and personal/ professional development. She is an expert in self-esteem, mindfulness, conflict resolution, career and relationship issues and the psychology of money.

Register at Source: >Mental Wellness of Families of Essential Employees | Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

Unwind With These Free, Museum-Led Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

>Schedule Workshops in your Calendar

“After weeks—or months—of sheltering in place, many stuck inside are feeling decidedly devoid of inner peace. Luckily, thanks to an array of online offerings announced by shuttered cultural institutions, options for unwinding abound. Among the most relaxing experiences available: meditation and mindfulness sessions led by the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C.

“Per the Rubin’s website, the Manhattan museum’s “Daily Offering” video series is inspired by its collection of Himalayan art and artifacts. Featuring ten-minute reflections, guided meditations and musical offerings, the sessions aim to help participants “achieve greater balance at a moment of considerable upheaval.

”The Rubin posts new episodes on its Instagram account and website each day it would ordinarily be open to the public (Thursday through Monday). Sessions feature wellness tips from anthropologist and Tibetan medical doctor Tawni Tidwell, guided meditations led by teachers Sharon Salzberg and Kate Johnson, commentary by philosopher Tenzin Priyadarshi, and performances by musicians from the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective, among others.

“The National Museum of Asian Art, meanwhile, is hosting 30-minute online workshops on meditation and mindfulness, in addition to highlighting a wide array of online tours, podcasts and virtual exhibitions. Held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, the free Zoom classes are “appropriate for all levels of practitioners.”

“Per the museum’s website, sessions strive to help participants “build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. ”If these shorter practices whet your appetite for uninterrupted hours of contemplation, consider visiting virtual versions of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Rooms housed at the Rubin and the National Museum of Asian Art.

“Accompanied by traditional Buddhist chanting, the interactive experiences feature 360-degree views of the sumptuous real-life spaces, as well as annotated artifact histories.

The Rubin’s “Daily Offerings” begin with a curator walking viewers through calming, focused analysis and observation of one of the more than 3,800 objects in the museum’s collection. The offerings then shift into a mindfulness practice led by teachers, artists or musicians.

Read the full story with the links at Source: >Unwind With These Free, Museum-Led Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all | TechCrunch

Join the forum >Still using Zoom? Have you had problems?

>Zoom, the video conferencing app everyone is using, faces questions over privacy

>Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom

>10 Zoom alternatives for more secure, cross-platform video calls

“Now that we’re all stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, video calls have gone from a novelty to a necessity. Zoom, the popular videoconferencing service, seems to be doing better than most and has quickly become one of, if not the most, popular option going.

“But should it be? Zoom’s recent popularity has also shone a spotlight on the company’s security protections and privacy promises. Just today, The Intercept reported that Zoom video calls are not end-to-end encrypted, despite the company’s claims that they are.

“And Motherboard reports that Zoom is leaking the email addresses of “at least a few thousand” people because personal addresses are treated as if they belong to the same company. It’s the latest examples of the company having to spend the last year mopping up after a barrage of headlines examining the company’s practices and misleading marketing. To wit:

Read the list of Zoom complaints at Source: >Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all | TechCrunch