Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - Too Busy to Rest


Suzanne Burd
Community Education Coordinator/EM-Tech Program Coordinator
sburd@cgcc.edu, (541) 506-6123

April 13, 2016, 6:30 pm

In America today, ask someone, “How are you?” and “busy” is a common response. Despite all of the digital devices designed to save time, many people still feel there is never enough. In an age when 24/7 connectivity, productivity, and efficiency often take priority, the boundary blurs between work and non-work, prompting the question, What is rest in our fast-paced, ever-connected world?

This is the focus of “Too Busy to Rest: Boundaries and Balance in a Nonstop World,” a free conversation with Lisa Naas Cook on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm at CGCC Hood River campus, 1730 College Way, Hood River, OR. This program is hosted by Columbia Gorge Community College and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Lisa Naas Cook has an MA in applied theology from Marylhurst University and a BS in natural resources from the Ohio State University. Her graduate work focused on the universal wisdom that the Jewish Sabbath offers for personal and planetary well-being in the modern world. Lisa writes and leads programs about sacred rest, intentional technology use, and the Universe Story in Hood River, Oregon.’

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Suzanne Burd.