Within the complexities of the human condition, happiness stands out as perhaps the most perplexing. As part of this year’s theme, “Now is the Time,” TEDxSanAntonio speakers Eric Cooper and Sonny Melendrez take on elements of the behavioral science of happiness at the Main Event on November 18, 2017.
Radio personality and inspirational speaker Sonny Melendrez has been a part of the TEDxSan Antonio family for several years, including hosting past events for the chapter. This year, Melendrez makes the jump onto the stage to talk about his nationally acclaimed book The Art of Living with Enthusiasm. With a blend of personal stories and the power of intentional enthusiasm in shaping ones outlook.
Melendrez has been recognized nationally for his accomplishments in many ways, including the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Top 100 Radio Personalities of All-Time. He has been honored by the city for his efforts benefitting disadvantaged youths and families in San Antonio.
Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, sees tens of thousands of volunteers every year lending a helping hand as part of the Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger in South Texas. From Cooper’s perspective, the act of volunteerism in itself boosts happiness by feelings of fulfillment and purpose.
“Volunteerism provides the brain and heart a boost of endorphins and related chemicals that build on each other to give a ‘high’ of incomparable satisfaction. Through stories and research, we will explore the new Prozac: volunteerism.”
Cooper has been in the anti-hunger industry for 25 years, promoting health and nutrition across San Antonio. He continues to advocate for families across the region and recruits volunteers by the dozens to help accomplish the mission of the San Antonio Food Bank every day.
We invite you to join us for both Talks and many more at our Main Event on November 18, 2017 at the Witte Museum. Visit www.TEDXSanAntonio.com to learn more about our events, become a sponsor, or join the team.
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DATE AND TIME
Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST