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April Breakfast


"Building Your Resilience Toolkit"

Featuring Jennie Shortridge, Author, Co-Founder of Seattle7Writers, Mental Health Advocate, and Musician      

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When: April 14, 2016  -  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Where:  Women's University Club

Resilience is a beautiful word. It evokes trees surviving winter, the first day of sun after a loss, or the flood of exhilaration from the yes after one hundred versions of “no”. But it’s more than just a word; it is a skill we can cultivate in order to achieve self-love, life satisfaction, and that which we define as success through the ups and downs of a well-lived life and career.

Best-selling novelist Jennie Shortridge relied on resilience early in life to navigate the complexities of a childhood choreographed around her mother’s mental illness. She has worked to strengthen and consciously commit to that skill in order to achieve her goals in life, including becoming a professional writer. In her novels, she puts her soul up for evaluation with every word she writes. Her resiliency comes in no small part from the community she has built, which supports and encourages her through the creative process and her journey of discovery.

Join us for breakfast as Jennie talks about the fundamentals of building resilience, why it is so important to emotional and career survival, and how your community can be essential to your own resilience.

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Photos taken by Ingrid Pape-Sheldon
Professional Photographer and Volunteer for WBE

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