Some people find going to school a drag. I find it exciting. The thought of learning something new stimulates my serotonin and gives me the high of champagne. So I always look forward to enrolling in a new course. Early this month, I went to
to fulfill a long time student's dream: to study in Harvard. It may not have been a College course to earn
a degree, but enrolling in this course, The Revolutionary Practice of Body Mind
Medicine was enough to fulfill my yearning to step into the halls of an Ivy
League school, Harvard no less. Boston
My class was at the
at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center . Harvard Medical School
The experience was deja vu of student days gone by. The feeling of having to wake up at daily to get ready for an class was both exhilarating and challenging.
There was an Octoberfest Sunday activity going on during my first Sunday in
. My friend
Cathy Turvill, (owner of Nurture Spa, holistic and wellness practitioner and
who took the course with me) and I did not miss a beat and enjoyed the
Octoberfest which was held at the famous Boston Harvard Square. Then we explored the touristic
Quincy Market and enjoyed the many food booths that were inside the huge food
All told, my Harvard course was an experience of a lifetime and I look forward to taking another course next year.
Red was their motif. One of the bands that livened up the Oktoberfest celebration
Diversity was definitely noticed during the celebration.
Different cultures, multi ethnicity manifested itself everywhere
Everyone around Cathy Turvill is on a picnic mode. Food booths served different cuisines.
At Quincy Market, a stall that sold colorful and artistically designed wind spinners caught my attention
On our first day of school, Cathy and I strike a pose by the school's entrance
Dr. Herbert Benson is the head of the Body Mind Medicine Course course.Cathy and I, with a classmate Tim, pose with him
Letty, one of my classmates who has a Counseling practice in
and I went on a walking tour of New York at
Harvard University Harvard Square.
The myth goes that you get the wisdom of the school's founder, John
Harvard, if you touch his shoe.
It was so heartwarming to see groups of talented students trying to make a living by singing in buses and subway stations
Ms. Peg Baim was one of my favorite professors.