IN PERSON: How many friends do you have? More importantly, what is the quality of those relationships? Health professionals say we live in a time of increasing emotional distance and loneliness. Thankfully, research shows how we can make our most important relationships flourish. We will read and discuss "Plays Well With Others," a humorous, science-based and profound book by national bestselling author Eric Barker. We will question four old maxims: Can you judge a book by its cover? Is a friend in need a friend indeed? Does love conquer all? And is no man (or person) an island? Supplemental videos and articles will be suggested for those who want to learn more. Participants will receive an email with discussion starters for each week. Together, we will learn, laugh and discover new insights into building better relationships in our lives. And in the process, we’ll enjoy each other’s company. | Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 12.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Gates Vrooman, MDiv, DMin, is a retired pastor and an open and progressive thinker who has enjoyed taking and teaching OLLI courses since retiring to the area in 2004. As a volunteer, Gates works with inmates of Orange Correctional Center. He enjoys hiking, memoir writing, and leading small groups.