TOPIC OF DISCUSSION: The Effects of Boredom on the Brain
Ever heard of “Being bored to death?”
There just might be some truth to it as described in this very interesting and revealing film, BOREDOM.
Directed by Albert Nereberg, the film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress. It also can be very harmful. Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or stuck in a large building with a non-challenging job.
The film humorously addresses if we are actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media; or does the media save us from this state of lethargy and disinterest? The film explores how boredom actually produces stress and reveals that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate to a detrimental level.
Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education nationwide and how it can even play a large part in addiction and more obviously, risk-taking. In this entertaining romp, director Albert Nereberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals an American culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it. Thankfully before the film ends; the audience will learn a simple yet effective techniques to eliminate boredom. The participants will learn how to make minor changes in their daily routine, which will improve their performance and quality of life.
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Date ~ February 13, 2018 Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Guest Speaker: Cavin Balaster
Topic of Discussion: How to Feed a Brain
In 2011 Cavin Balaster sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, and did not walk, talk or eat for months while in the Hospital. After about a year he learned some of the nutritional tools that helped him regain some clarity, and he began intensely studying why nutrition made such a difference.
Survivors, family members, friends and professionals will learn about specific brain supporting nutrients, how these nutrients affect us and what we can eat to support our brain function.
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A big “Thank You” to the more than 90 volunteers who turned out for the 2018 Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Mary Lee Foundation’s Southpointe program, which offers every level of care for adults with intellectual disabilities. The volunteers worked to spruce up the grounds, painting, raking leaves and tending to the gardens, also making improvements to the inside of the common areas, assembling furniture, deep cleaning the kitchens and re-organizing the food pantries.
In addition to the improvements made to Southpointe on the square, volunteers traveled to five group homes in Austin managed by the Southpointe program and MLF.