UCSB Arts & Lectures presents health psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal for The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection and Courage, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13.

McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities

She is the author of several books including ‘The Willpower Instinct,” “The Upside of Stress” and “The Joy of Movement,” which shows how and why movement is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety and loneliness.

McGonigal’s 2013 TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend” is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and in 2020, Oprah Magazine named her the first ever O! Visionary, celebrating people whose groundbreaking way of seeing the world means a better future for us all.

McGonigal has consulted for a range of nonprofit organizations and industries to bring evidence-based strategies for well-being into the workplace and fields including health care, education, technology and community outreach. In her free time, she is an advocate for animal rescue and volunteers for Best Friends Animal Society.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A and a movement experience led by McGonigal.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for UCSB students (registration required). For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures, 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

The program is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. House Calls Media Sponsors: Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, Voice Magazine, Noozhawk.