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Linda’s upcoming speaking engagements & workshops

Two opportunities:

Sunday, January 11 or Sunday, January 18, 2-5 pm

Special discounts for groups of friends!

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Women in Transition ~ Midlife & Beyond

Menopause, empty nest, divorce, career shifts, glimpses of retirement and aging — changes starting at midlife can be confusing and stressful. With skilled guidance and support, you can transform the turmoil of life change into a creative path towards healing, growth and renewal. Start living more fully in the present while planning for a joyous and fulfilling future!

Only 8 spots in each high-value workshop to maximize individual attention and group connection.

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Check back in 2015 for spring dates

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Workshops, classes, group coaching

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Speaking & workshop topics

Consider Linda for inspirational and informative presentations and workshops
on a variety of topics:

Crafting a Handmade Life
Navigating Life Transitions at Midlife and Beyond
Life Transitions as a Creative and Spiritual Path
Life and Legacy Planning
The Healing Power of Story, Listening and Legacy
Your Life as Story
Women’s Healing Stories
Preparing Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters
Ethical Wills in Financial and Estate Planning
Loss, Grief and the Healing Potential of Story
Spiritual Autobiography
Life Stories and Legacies: A Workshop on Living and Giving
Recording Personal and Family Histories
Therapeutic Aspects of Personal History
Revising Lives and Life Stories After Cancer
Parenting Through Illness and Other Challenging Times
Impact of Breast Cancer on Children, Mothers and Family
The Mothers’ Living Stories Project Model of Care
Care for the Caregiver
Giving Presence: The Gifts of Deep Listening
Illness Narratives
Writing for Healing

Praise for Linda’s presentation & workshop
Imagery International 5th Annual Conference, Oct. 6, 2013:

“Skilled, knowledgeable presenter. Exceptionally well-orchestrated.”
“Great presenter. I enjoyed it immensely.”
“Fantastic presentation.”
“Excellent blend of scholarship and experiential — the best I’ve seen.”
“Beyond words.”
“The content was amazing!”
“Linda, you gave an excellent presentation. The imagery was wonderful as part of the healing     integration of life story.”
“I was deeply moved by the experiential piece — very much appreciated.”
“Wonderful experience.”

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Past speaking & teaching engagements

Linda has presented her work extensively through public speaking, teaching and training.
A partial list of organizations, institutions and meetings where Linda has presented her work follows:

The WOW! (Women of Wellness) Talks, Lafayette, CA Chapter
Imagery International 5th Annual Conference
The Transitions Network, SF Bay Area Chapter
Life Planning Network, Northern CA Region
CancerCare, New York City
Columbia University Graduate School of Social Welfare, New York City
Sonoma State University, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Rohnert Park, CA
San Francisco State University, Narrative Gerontology Department
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families, Portland, Oregon
The National Association of Personal Historians Annual Conference
The International Association of Reminiscence and Life Review Annual Conference
International Association of Human Caring Conference, Boulder
The Professional Grief Caregivers Network, San Francisco
The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Gilda’s Club/Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Milwaukee, WI
Alta Bates/Sutter Hospital Grand Rounds, Berkeley
UCSF Institute for Health and Aging Faculty Seminar, San Francisco
Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland
Mission Hospice, San Mateo
Family Enterprise Center, San Francisco State University
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay, Berkeley
Northern California Cancer Center
Women’s Health Center, Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Temple Israel, Alameda
The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, Berkeley
SHARE: The Contra Costa Area Agency on Aging Network
Novacea, Inc., Burlingame, CA

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