Your Life: Laughing, learning conquers boredom
Bored people are boring people. If you'd rather find something to do besides sit and complain, check out laughter yoga or adult learning classes.
I first heard about OLLI from Jana Bright, OSU's Oklahoma City site coordinator. The following week I attended an event on Norman's OU campus and met James Pappas, the OU vice president for University Outreach who supervises OLLI on the Norman campus.
At the same event, I sat with two women who have been attending OU's OLLI classes for the past five years — Linda Magnin and 88-year-old Tari Wood.
They've studied everything from Iceland to Beethoven, and since both of them are interested in “anything political” their most recent class has been “The Road to the White House.” Contact both campuses for classes and locations.
Doesn't laughing and learning sound better than bored and boring?
Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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