Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the territories of loss, illness, loneliness and weariness, author and psychologist Maria Sirois brings to light a seemingly paradoxical exploration of the science of positive psychology and the realities of those darker territories. With a fearless gaze, she lights a careful path toward a happiness and a serenity that includes both our flaws and the goodness that shows itself within us and our world daily. Reading from her work and exploring its implications for our lives, no matter how harsh they may be, she offers both a template for resilience and a view toward writing that honors the complexity of the relationship between our worst moments and the wonder embedded within them.
An Evening Lecture
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Members Free/ Nonmembers $20
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Can Happiness & Loss Co-exist? The Importance of Positivity in Dark Times
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This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Maria Sirois is a master teacher, facilitator, and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion, and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and international consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions or changes, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. She is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts.