EngageEventsWellness and the Good Life
Wellness Icon
Past Event

Wellness and the Good Life


This module, Wellness and the Good Life, is presented in conjunction with the SNF Paideia Program and cosponsored by Harrison College House. We hope you’ll join us next week as we start to untangle the question of what it means to be well and how wellness relates to the good life.

The concept of wellness is increasingly ubiquitous in contemporary culture and discourse, but what does it actually mean to be well? Collegium Institute’s first Food for Thought module of 2022, cosponsored by the SNF Paideia Program invites students to take up this very question and explore the meaning of wellness and its relationship to the good life.

We’ll consider the relational nature of wellness, challenging a narrowly individualistic view of wellbeing and seeking to understand how individual flourishing and communal flourishing are related. We will also discuss the role of a contemplative inner life, the virtues as forms of wellbeing, and the role of social activism in the context of overall wellness. We’ll be joined by facilitators from the Collegium team as well as special guests from the SNF Paideia Program to help us think through these timely questions.

Other Events of Interest

A Conversation with Michael Smerconish
Oct 2
Red & Blue Exchange

Polarization and the Media in American Politics: A Conversation with Michael Smerconish

Polarization and the Media in American Politics: A Conversation with Michael Smerconish Michael Smerconish is one of the nation’s most visible media personalities, with a daily radio show on Sirius/XM and a Saturday CNN show. He also provides analysis on CNN for big events, writes columns and books, and more. Maybe most uniquely: Michael is one of the few voices in the media who can’t be pigeonholed ideologically. He’ll be fielding questions on what it’s like to be somewhere in the center in our increasingly ideological media, how the media shapes our politics, what we can do to build a media that better serves the public, and whether prominent figures should be blacklisted from the media if they can’t tell the truth. We’ll also cover the state of politics and whether our two party system is capable of representing Americans like him in 2023. Michael will also field questions from the audience.Learn More
Oct 10

Martyrdom and the Coptic Church

The SNF Paideia designated course Orthodox America (RELS 3100/6100) taught by Professor Reyhan Durmaz invites all Penn community to the… Learn More
Oct 10

Martyrs and Migrants: Coptic Christians and the Transnational Politics of Persecution

Candace Lukasik, Assistant Professor of Religion at Mississippi State University will speak on, "Martyrdom and the Coptic… Learn More