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Self-Care and Sisterhood Adventure: a Workshop to Heal and Connect with renowned authors Julie Potiker and Puja Shah

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


About the In-Person Event

Breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out…

Do you often forget to take those deep breaths when life has you on the run, feeling stressed, or just plain zapped of energy? Here is your opportunity to jump-start a little self-care with a mini workshop at the La Jolla/Riford Library with Julie Potiker, mindfulness expert and author of SNAP!: From Chaos to Calm,  and meditation instructor, philanthropist and visionary poet Puja Shah, author of For My Sister!

After a fun and interactive workshop learning the evidence based SNAP method for managing difficult emotions, and gentle mindfulness exercises, books, tea, and delectable treats, you will be ready to claim your renewed and refreshed spirit. Each attendee will receive their very own gratitude journal, as well as a paperback copy of SNAP!: From Chaos to Calm AND a paperback copy of For My Sister. And to add an extra dose of feel-good, we will donate a portion of event proceeds to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community while supporting the practice of self-compassion.

Your Self-Care Workshop Adventure includes a mini mindfulness workshop, gratitude journal, a paperback copy of SNAP!: From Chaos to Calm AND a paperback copy of For My Sister to be delivered and signed at the event, tea, sweet bites, a donation to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, and the opportunity to meet the authors live and in-person.

About the Authors

Julie Potiker, is a mindfulness expert with extensive certifications and teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Her new book is SNAP! From Chaos to Calm. Through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings, Julie helps others bring more peace and wellness into their lives. Julie’s first book, Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos, is now available on audiobook. Learn more at MindfulMethodsForLife.com.

Her work has been featured by The Oprah Magazine, Costco Connection, AARP, AP News, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, and many more.
She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.

“The SNAP method is brilliant. In one simple practice, Julie Potiker integrates brain science, mindfulness, compassion, and other effective tools for lifting your mood, easing anxiety, calming stress, and opening your heart. Full of practical wisdom, she leads readers through funny stories, tender care, and many different applications of the SNAP method. Throughout, she is a super-smart, encouraging, and hopeful friend. A wonderful book!”
– Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness



Puja Shah is a visionary poet who shares her voice through written and spoken word, guided meditations, and teaching. Born in Queens, New York to immigrant parents, she defied teachers who questioned her English skills by winning countless poetry and short story awards in her youth. As an avid reader, she spent her teen years exploring New York City for poetry slams and book readings. The blend of East and West has always fascinated her, so she holds a graduate degree in dental medicine from Tufts University as well as over a dozen trainings in various forms of yoga, meditation, and ancient wisdom.

Her award-winning book, For My Sister, is a journey of light and darkness with Amla and Asya: twin sisters trafficked into India’s notorious Sonagachi district, Asia’s largest red light district. Can the power of poetry, photography, mindfulness, and sisterly love bring them back home and to each other? It has won the American Book Awards for Social Change and International Impact Book Awards for Women’s Fiction.

With over 10 years of nonprofit experience and a long public health career, Puja has aligned with girl trafficking awareness causes for her debut novel.


About the Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

The Center For Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) aims to be the global leader in self-compassion training and offers the highest quality programs to diverse populations, based upon scientific research and established teaching methods. CMSC is committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community supporting the practice of self-compassion where each person matters and everyone belongs.



April 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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