How to "Live Deliberately": Transcendentalism

Originally a movement that revolutionized 19th-century American thought, Transcendentalism called for self-reliance, reverence for the natural world, and conscious, meaningful living that focuses on what matters most.

The Transcendentalists recognized the genius and power of each individual and believed that anything is possible when we find the courage to trust ourselves, simplify our lives, and reconnect with nature. "How to Live Deliberately” is a fun, inspiring, modern take on Transcendentalist philosophy, demonstrating how each participant can use these principles to lead a more authentic, empowered, and fulfilling life. The wisdom and inspiration of writers such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman will challenge each of us to embrace life as the ultimate experiment.

Teacher's Bio: A former professor of literature and writing and a published author, I have been honored to win Excellence in Teaching awards at two universities, and my creative and scholarly work has appeared in such publications as Harvard Book Store’s Microchondria, Poetry Quarterly, and three consecutive times in Best Women’s Travel Writing. I am passionate about teaching in a wide range of disciplines from literature to philosophy to history to art history, and I approach all of my classes and tutorials with my trademark enthusiasm and humor. Although I have the expertise and experience that comes with a PhD, I can promise you I am no stuffy academic and will never make anyone sit through boring lectures. I believe people learn best when they are engaged, when they are lit up and having fun, and when they can see how the subject matter enriches their lives, and why it matters. Learn more at
Style of Offering : Lecture and discussion, interactive via Zoom.
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