Corona: Use It, Don't Lose It
By Marblehead Communications
ASK THE EXPERTS series: We all need ideas on how to best navigate this suddenly different world we find ourselves in. That's why we’re reaching out to experts to get their input on some existential questions.
Corona: Use It, Don't Lose It Jun 26, 2020
ASK THE EXPERTS: Form Your Own Opinion, and Speak Up
Princeton, NJ: Princeton law professor Robert P. George talks about dialogue, being self-critical, and why you should have friends with whom you completely disagree.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Oscar-Nominee Talks Creativity & Problem-Solving
Los Angeles, CA: Oscar-nominee® Timothy Reckart, a director at Gaumont Animation, talks about how to get the creative juices flowing, why you shouldn't read the news when creatively problem-solving, and why it's a good idea to talk movies over with friends after you see one.
Timothy Reckart is best known for his animated short film Head Over Heels, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012. He directed Sony Animation's The Star (2017), and is directing a new animated feature produced by Gaumont Animation and Netflix called High in the Clouds, based on Paul McCartney's book and music.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Harvard Psychiatrist Talks Anxiety & Frustration
Boston, MA: Dr. Kevin Majeres, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of OptimalWork.com, explains how to unlock the growth that awaits you in anxiety, distraction, and frustration.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Dream Again
Boston, MA: Dr. Karen Bohlin, head of Montrose School, explains how we can re-imagine our dreams in a time when planning for the future seems useless - and the ideal conditions for doing that dreaming.
Quotes from the episode:
“Remember that there is only one important time and it is now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion." - Leo Tolstoy
"If man has one good memory of his childhood to go by, that may be enough to save him." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"The important question is not, what will I get out of life, but how will I respond to what life is asking of me?" - Viktor Frankl
ASK THE EXPERTS: What about summer? Look for POWERS
Potomac, MD: Alvaro de Vicente, head of The Heights School, reveals his six secrets for making this COVID summer the best summer of your life.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Discovering Yourself
Washington, DC: MIT's Dr. Alice Stanton speaks with Mary T. Ortiz, PhD, Head of Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA. Drawing from her years as a leader in secondary education, Dr. Ortiz shares ideas about how young people, now removed from their usual routines and social circumstances, can become the best version of themselves. She offers suggestions about how they can find new meaning and purpose away from what, up until now, had been their normal life.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Stress and Resilience
Boston, MA: MIT's Dr. Alice Stanton speaks with Jenny Driver, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Driver describes how she is coping with stress and anxiety as she tends to high volumes of COVID-19 patients.
Senior Sacrifices Final Project for Classmates
Reston, VA: Katie, a senior at UCLA in Design Media Arts, heroically gives up her "capstone project" to create the showcase website for her 60 graduating classmates' capstone projects.
15-Year-Old Consoles Isolated Patients
London, UK: Emily is in year 11. She overcame the torpor and tedium of lock-down by starting a letter-writing campaign called: "Letters of Hope for Patients" (@lettersofhopeforpatients on Instagram). She explains how a number of patients, alone and isolated, now receive hopeful notes from her and others using the note-writing system she created.
Virtual Libraries, Spikeball, & Accountability
Thousand Oaks, CA and Irving, TX: Bobby and Patrick are both juniors at the University of Dallas; the former is majoring in English and the latter in Philosophy and Classics. Suddenly finding themselves back with their families, the two friends discuss how they are tackling the challenges of being home-bound and forging ahead with their college academics and social life.
Finding Beauty in Quarantine
She Repurposed Her Lab for PPE
A New Kind of March Madness
Sisters Start Insta Baking Blog (@cook_vid19)
Go On A Virtual Coffee Date
Stay Positive and Motivated
LOS ANGELES, CA: Kate, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, explains how she stays positive and motivated in the unexpected circumstances she now finds herself in, i.e., away from college and back on the West coast with her family.
Deep Reading, Focus, and Friends
BOSTON, MA: Alice, a postdoc at MIT, shares how she is finding silver linings during the unfolding coronavirus crisis.