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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters – Online
Apr 15
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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters – Online


The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters – ONLINE
Thursday, April 15
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CT
Emily Esfahani-Smith, Journalist and Author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
This event is for those affected by cancer and provided at no cost.

Wellness House is a nonprofit that provides free cancer support. We offer classes in exercise, nutrition, stress management, support groups, family and individual counseling, and special events such as these. We’re here so that you can live life fully with cancer and beyond.
Registration Required
How can we not only weather a crisis, but actually grow from it? For Emily Esfahani Smith, the secret to finding more to life is through the discovery of tragic optimism. This is the idea that in the midst of something as challenging as a cancer diagnosis, we must try to maintain hope and find meaning despite the inescapable pain, loss, and suffering. Adopting the spirit of tragic optimism can allow us to grow through adversity.
In her keynote, Smith presents the latest in psychology and neuroscience (as well as the wisdom of great philosophers) to help us live more satisfying lives. She unpacks what she calls the “four pillars of meaning”—belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence—and how we can build some or all of these pillars in our lives. Together, these pillars help us give back, deepen relationships, set purposeful goals, and make sense of who we are during challenging times. Ultimately, a meaningful life lies in connecting and contributing to ideas beyond yourself—whether it’s your family, your job, or humanity at large. Smith shares tools to build resiliency, gain a broader perspective, and truly deepen our lives.
If you are new to Wellness House, please note that registration takes place through Mind Body.
You can also call 630.323.5150.


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