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The Art of Time Crafting with Cassie Holmes – SuperSalon

October 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

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Facilitated by Drs. Matt Bateman and Gena Gorlin, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Professor Cassie Holmes will join our community and friends to discuss her new book, HAPPIER HOUR: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most. If using your time more wisely is something you often think about, come join us!

Dr. Cassie Holmes, a researcher and author on time management on happiness, is joining us for a discussion of her new book, Happier Hour. The conversation will be facilitated by Drs. Matt Bateman and Gena Gorlin, a couple who are themselves habitually overwhelmed, personally professionally interested in happiness and the research thereon, and excited to think out loud with Dr. Holmes.

Sometimes, life gets busy. Between kids, careers, relationships, friendships, family and fun, it can be hard to “juggle” our priorities. Occasionally our responsibilities and desires overwhelm us. Maybe we let a ball drop, or worry that we will…

One evening, early in Dr. Holmes’ career, she was on a late-night train home to her 4-month-old and husband, and, in her words, “I was about to give it all up. I felt exhausted and utterly overwhelmed: there was too much to do and not enough time to do it all… let alone to enjoy any of it along the way. But, instead of quitting my job, I rededicated my research agenda to solving this very problem that plagues so many.”

Her research has uncovered actionable insights. Among her findings:

  •  If you have less than two hours of free time (leading to feelings of stress) or more than five hours of free time (leading to a sense of no purpose) you’ll likely feel unsatisfied in your life.
  • Connecting socially, spending time outside, and being mindful about even simple activities have the greatest impact on our happiness
  • Unhappy activities can be made less painful by reframing them (bundling them with something fun or remembering its purpose–why you’re doing it)

Join us for a discussion on how we can manage our time to make our lives more joyous and more productive.

To read before the salon:

We encourage you to read Dr.Holmes’ book, HAPPIER HOUR: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most before the SuperSalon discussion. All ticket purchases will include an eBook copy of the book, redeemable via the Glose digital platform.


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October 14, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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Anna Gát
Gena Gorlin
Matt Bateman