Author Talks Tuesday on How Our Habits Hold Us Back and What We Can Do About It

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Jacqueline Raposo, author of The Me, Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness will talk about her book and sign copies at  Barrett Bookstore on Tuesday, March 19.

“I’ll share a bit about how finding myself single, sick, broke, and wandering in a personal fog of happy-enough led to the yearlong project I describe in The Me, Without.,” Raposo said on her website.

“Then, how my job as a journalist helped me uncover why simply challenging and removing the habits in my life made such a huge difference in starting and sustaining positive changes in my life to this day.”

If You’re Going …

  • The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Barrett Bookstore, 314 Heights Road, Darien.
  • The evening includes wine, cheese, a talk, Q&A, and book signing.
  • Kindly RSVP to reserve a seat – email: sdbarrettbooks@gmail.com (with thanks to Maryann Lehmann for supporting this event).

— This article includes announcements from Barrett Bookstore and Jacqueline Raposo’s website.

We own twice the amount of stuff we did 50 years ago, purging our spaces only to mindlessly click and fill again. Social media overuse frazzles psychologists and impedes genuine connection.

In a world architected for ‘overwhelm’, it’s no wonder we wander exhausted and unsure. Hearing this struggle in the hundreds of humans she’s interviewed — and recognizing a gnaw within herself — journalist Jacqueline Raposo challenges this lifestyle.

Part memoir, part case study, The Me, Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness offers readers an inspiring example of how to help themselves heal and forge confidently out on a new path.

About Jacqueline Raposo

From her website:

  • As an interviewer and writer, I explore fields crossing food, lifestyle, illness, wellness, travel, entrepreneurship, and the arts.
  • As the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, I discuss how humans can better love one another and themselves.
  • And as co-founder of the campaign #MarchingWithMe, I help connect advocates with disability/chronic illness and protest events nationwide.

More from Jacqueline Raposo’s website:

The Me Without by Jacqueline Raposo book cover

“In her eloquent debut, a memoir and meditation on living with less… Raposo’s engaging report on stripping life down will inspire readers looking for manageable tweaks to hectic living.” — Publisher’s Weekly

How are those New Year’s resolutions going, friends? Shocked that it’s March already and little progress has been made? Wondering why your best intentions fell short? Or feeling good about the changes you’ve made but a worried you won’t be able to sustain them much longer?

Or do you simply feel like there’s more to life than you might be experiencing and you don’t know where to start?

Join me at Barrett Bookstore Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm.

I’ll share a bit about how finding myself single, sick, broke, and wandering in a personal fog of happy-enough led to the yearlong project I describe in The Me, Without.

Then, how my job as a journalist helped me uncover why simply challenging and removing the habits in my life made such a huge difference in starting and sustaining positive changes in my life to this day.

Hosted by Maryann Lehmann, D.D.S. and the Barrett Bookstore, I look forward to sharing some of what I learned from neurologists, psychologists, designers, artists, and movement experts so that you might make space for your own questions, actions, and answers.

Barrett Bookstore moving

This event will be held at Barrett Bookstore\’s longstanding location at the Noroton Heights Shopping Center, but the store will close for a week, starting April 15, and reopen at 6 Corbin Drive, downtown, on April 22.

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