2018 REAL Speaker Series

REAL Mental Health Initiative's Third Annual Speaker Series

REAL conversations about mental health and mental illness, this year focusing on maintaining mental health and wellness throughout your lifespan. 
Reinventing Retirement with Barbara Waxman
Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Here's a little secret: There is no such thing as retirement anymore! Concluding your full-time paid or unpaid career doesn't mean being "put out to pasture." On the contrary, it can be an opportunity to begin a new and exciting chapter of your life. When retirement was created (yes, it was created), people were only expected to live for about 10 more years, and not all of those very robustly. Now, we are living longer, healthier lives and are hungry for meaning, engagement and purpose. Sharing stories, facts, coaching tools and resources, Waxman will inspire you to shed old stories about the retirement years and take on new ways to imagine and craete your future path.
Barbara Waxman's work has been featured in Fortune, Newsday, U.S. News & World Report, AARP The Magazine, and more. 

How to Raise an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Based on her New York Times bestselling book,  How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims will draw on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims will inspire audiences to examine their behaviors and join the growing movement to allow children to develop the resourcefulness, resilience, and inner determination necessary for success.

The Middle Place with Kelly Corrigan
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
At some time in our lives, we will all be impacted by the illness or aging of someone close to us. Through her poignant personal story of caring for her father through three bouts of cancer, her own fight with Stage III breast cancer, and her daughter's meningitis, Corrigan will share about the experience of living in what she has described as the Middle Place, "the sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap." Corrigan will discuss common caregiving issues and provide strategies honed from experience, as well as how to balance your own life while managing the care of another.
Kelly Corrigan is the author of back-to-back New York Times bestselling books, Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place.
For more information on our REAL Mental Health Speaker Series, contact REAL Program Coordinator JoAnne Forman at [email protected]
the real mental health initiative at rodefs holom is supported by the lazlo n. tauber family foundation