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As we approach a time of year typically centered around togetherness (even as “together” has taken on new and creative meanings), we are sharing resources to help you create meaningful gatherings. Gathering can have a variety of intentions, expectations, and cultural norms and may involve people from different social or family groups. Whether you will be hosting or attending gatherings in person or virtually for purposes that are social or business-related, we hope these resources help you find and create more meaning in each of those gatherings.  

3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings from TED
Why do some gatherings take off and others don’t? In this video from TED, author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings, and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings. 

Been a While Since You Hosted a Party? 7 Tips to Get You Up to Speed from AARP
This article from AARP outlines tips for party hosts as we reenter an environment of hosting social gatherings. Social muscles may be rusty, but this guide can help. 

Together Apart from Priya Parker
Part guide, part reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit to still meaningfully gather, creatively — even while we have to be apart. This podcast helps us all reimagine our virtual gatherings to honor all the life that keeps happening to us in isolation: birthdays and births, graduations, funerals, and endless, endless Zoom calls. 

The Power of Spaces from NPR TED Radio Hour
How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. 

Brené Brown with Priya Parker on The Art of Gathering from Brené Brown
In this podcast episode, Brené Brown and Priya Parker dig into what it means to come together, why connection requires intention, and the often invisible structures inside our most meaningful gatherings.  

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