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A Notre Dame College alumna and faculty member is conducting a one-day retreat on the scientific evidence and religious teachings that help people of all ages live happier, healthier lives.

Louise Prochaska, Ph.D., a 1964 graduate of Notre Dame and recently retired professor of theology and women’s studies at the College, will present “The Science and Spirituality of Happiness” on Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Notre Dame Administration Building. Prochaska is the author of “Ten Keys to a Happier Life: Unlocking the Riches in Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Ancient Religious Wisdom.” The easy-to-understand, lifelong learning guide grew out of a course Prochaska has offered at Notre Dame.

Prochaska will provide in-depth personal coaching on multiple components during the workshop. The retreat ends with an optional Catholic Mass in historic Christ the King Chapel on the College campus.

The College is offering a special invitation to Notre Dame alumni and graduates of Regina High School to attend the retreat with Prochaska. The Catholic girls school operated by the Sisters of Notre Dame was established in 1953 and closed in 2010. The College purchased the building and has incorporated into their campus.

Registration for the seminar is $50 and includes morning coffee, lunch, and the “The Science and Spirituality of Happiness” workbook.

In her interactive workbook, Prochaska has distilled 20 years of study on brain activity and research of individual and social well-being and connected the science with age-old spiritual insight to create common practices that promote positive feelings. She presents the components with a weekly journal of reflections and activities that lead to regular routines and relieve people from stress and anxiety.

For additional information on the retreat or to register, contact Nick Formica at 216.373.5316 or A detailed agenda and registration also are available online.

To learn more about the “Ten Keys to a Happier Life: Unlocking the Riches in Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Ancient Religious Wisdom” program, to purchase the book or to schedule a free initial coffee conversation, contact Prochaska at or call 216.233.0455.

January 2020

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or