Dec 8th – Build Confidence, Manage Stress and Decrease Worry: An Evening for Women

The Belmont Hills Library Lecture Series Presents:

mindfulBuild Confidence, Manage Stress and Decrease Worry: An Evening for Women
Develop a Resilient Inner Coach™ more Powerful than Your Inner Critic
Your hosts for the evening are Beth Weinstock PhD and Jane Shure PhD, LCSW
Many of us live with the frequent “self-talk” of a harsh Inner Critic that increases our stress, thwarts spontaneity, creates anxiety, dampens self-esteem and threatens to stifle professional development and advancement. For women particularly, this inner critic is one of the most powerful inhibitors of assertiveness and well-being. Even highly successful women often struggle to counteract its impact.

This workshop presents The Resilience Model for creating an Inner Coach™ that counteracts the Inner Critic. It explores the origin and tenacity of the Inner Critic, teaches specific guidelines for modifying “self-talk” from negativity to positivity, and dispels the myth that motivation is dependent on being stern with oneself. Participants will learn how their own powerful Inner Coach™ can build confidence, support assertiveness, fuel resilience and help us to maintain a sense of satisfaction.

Join us on Monday, December 8th, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
to learn:

* How the inner critic developed

* Mindfulness strategies promoting positive self-talk

* User-friendly techniques that shift self-doubt to self-support

* Specific steps to strengthen the voice of your Inner Coach™

You will leave the evening with new tools for riding the wave of life’s ups and downs.
Every woman should attend this lecture. No sign up necessary – just come and learn.

Sept 28th – Annual Harvest Fest

harvestThis Sunday! Don’t miss it! Braxton’s Animal Works 14th Annual Harvest Fest
Sunday, September 28th
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Braxton’s Animal Works, Wayne
FREE Admission and Parking
Braxton’s annual Harvest Fest is a hugely popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. Since 2001 the event has continued to grow in attendance and popularity. Harvest Fest brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of lots of fun!

Sept 21st – Brazilian Day at Penn’s Landing

Brazilian Day Philadelphia will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and share the wonderful culture and traditions of Brazil. Vendors will offer an abundant variety of authentic traditional foods and merchandise, and performers will light up the stage with the contagious rhythms and dances of Brazil. The festival will feature a unique blend of Brazilian Culture and will showcase Samba, Forro, Pagode, Capoeira, Samba-Reggae and more.

brazilian day

Sept 22nd – Poetry and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz


Where: Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room

375 Conshohocken State Rd, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

The Tea Room, along with The Spiral Bookcase, is so pleased to present a poetry reading, discussion, and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe. Come have some tea with us.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is author of the forthcoming nonfiction book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS: A TRUE STORY OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE, which will be released by Penguin’s Gotham Books in Fall 2014. A exhibition based on the book will open at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum the same day. She is also the author of six books of poetry — THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES (2013), EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007), WORKING CLASS REPRESENT (2004), HOT TEEN SLUT (2001) and DEAR FUTURE BOYFRIEND (2000), which are currently available on Write Bloody Publishing — as well as second book of nonfiction: WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins wrote “leaves no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature” Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011) and the Amy Clampitt Residency (2013). She lives in Austin, TX, with her two eccentric rescue dachshunds, Max & Alvy.

For more information — including tour dates, videos of performances and links to her work — please visit her website at


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