Our Next ‘Science on Tap’ Could Change Your Life: May 4th

By now you’ve heard all about our amazing science cafe series, Science on Tap-Minocqua, at the Minocqua Brewing Company on the first Wednesday of each month.

UW-Madison microbiologist, Monica Turner answers questions about the "microbes all around us." Photo: A. Hinterthuer
UW-Madison microbiologist, Trina McMahon answers questions about the “microbes all around us.” Photo: A. Hinterthuer

In addition to the big crowds and good beer, the event is a chance to take part in a discussion and ask questions about some awesome, enlightening topics. In just the past few months, we’ve heard about the creation and conservation of our national parks, the wonderful world of Wisconsin fishes and the microbes all around us.
But, next Wednesday, May 4th, we’ll offer something a little different – something that’s not just good for the mind, but the body and soul as well.
Robert McGrath, director of counseling and consultation at University Health Services. ©UW-Madison University Communications Photo by: Bryce Richter
Robert McGrath.
©UW-Madison University Communications
Photo: Bryce Richter

Dr. Robert McGrath, a UW-Madison distinguished psychologist emeritus and former coordinator of UW Mind-Body Wellness Services will give a talk titled “Thriving at any age: guidelines for living a healthy, happy life.”

McGrath will explain an emerging discipline called “positive psychology,” which focuses on how focusing on gratitude and a healthy lifestyle can increase happiness and set us on a path to thrive. Much of the change in one’s happiness is due less to life events, he says, than to “the nature of your primary relationships, your social relationships, your lifestyle and life goals.”

You can join us as we review ten ways to improve your health, happiness and overall well-being. If you’re in or near Minocqua, stop on by the Minocqua Brewing Company for dinner (we can vouch for the wild rice burger!) and then join us for the conversation at 6:30pm. If you’re not in town, you can always watch LIVE online (or at the Minocqua Public Library) and even ask questions from your computer – we promise we’ll pass them along.

And, as always, if you miss the live show, check out our growing video archive – featuring both full-length talks and short 5-10 minute “highlight” videos on the Science on Tap YouTube Channel.
Questions about the event? Call 715-356-9494 or e-mail hinterthuer(at)wisc(dot)edu.