Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Newtown Middle School for the next program in the Moving Forward Series, entitled "Finding Your Invincible Summer." Hosted by Elizabeth Lesser and Rev. Ed Bacon, frequent hosts of Oprah's Soul Series, the discussion will focus on:
- The power of community
- The beauty and necessity of grieving and how our culture has placed a layer of shame over people who can't find closure within a short period of time
- Simultaneously grieving and moving on - honoring the heartbreak while seeking the “invincible summer”.
Reverend Ed Bacon is an Episcopal priest and rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. He is the author of 8 Habits of Love – Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind. Reverend Bacon believes that every person can live a full and creative life if they can learn to move through troubling emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness to ﬁnd the beloved within themselves. Reverend Bacon is a
progressive spokesperson on issues of faith and justice.
Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Institute, the US’ largest lifelong learning center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity and social change. For more than 30 years Lesser has worked with leading ﬁgures in the ﬁelds of healing healing self and healing society. She’s the author of the best selling Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. In this book, she ofers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed?
This event is free and open to the public.