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Book Launch A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times)

Presented by the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Thursday, March 17
7:30–9:00 pm

Maria Sirois, psychologist, inspirational speaker, and author, discusses of her new book A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Moments)—part of the 2016 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.

None of us is spared suffering, but if we keep our hearts soft and our minds open, we come to find that happiness, serenity, and meaning are each possible even as we experience great loss or shocking pain. Journey with resilience expert, Maria Sirois, as she discusses the return to happiness and the importance of that return for our own well-being and for our world. Through this launch of her new book, Maria offers a powerful intersection of the science of Positive Psychology and the wisdom necessary to thrive when facing life’s harshest moments. Learn the template for rising through pain into a steady and resilient heart, one that enables us to use our strains to illuminate something larger, something that enables us to find a way to love our lives.

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Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and seminar leader who teaches with wisdom, authenticity, and humor at the intersection of resilience and flourishing.

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