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Rina Raphael & Jason Levin: Wellness Panel

November 10, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wellness Panel:
Rina Raphael (The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop and the False Promise of Self Care) & Jason Levin (Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science to Keeping in Touch)
Thursday, November 10, 10:30am
Tickets: $20

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Be good to yourself and others. Join us for a panel dedicated to helping you navigate the wellness craze – the good, the bad and the ugly – and to providing tips to make maintaining relationships in your life a little less stressful.

Rina Raphael, The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care

Women are pursuing their health like never before. Whether it’s juicing, biohacking, clutching crystals or sipping collagen, today there is something for everyone, as the wellness industry has grown from modest roots into a $4.4 trillion entity and a full-blown movement promising health and vitality in the most fashionable package. But why suddenly are we all feeling so unwell?

The truth is that deep within the underbelly of self-care—hidden beneath layers of clever marketing—wellness beckons with a far stronger, more seductive message than health alone. It promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control.

Vividly told and deeply reported, The Gospel of Wellness reveals how this obsession is a direct result of women feeling dismissed, mistreated, and overburdened. Women are told they can manage the chaos ruling their life by following a laid-out plan: eat right, exercise, meditate, then buy or do all this stuff. And while wellness may have sprung from good intentions, we are now relentlessly flooded with exploitative offerings, questionable ideas, and a mounting pressure to stay devoted to the divine doctrine of wellness. What happens when the cure becomes as bad as the disease?

With a critical eye, humor, and empathy, wellness industry journalist Rina Raphael examines how women have been led down a kale-covered path promising nothing short of salvation. She knows: Raphael was once a disciple herself—trying everything from “clean eating” to electric shock workouts—until her own awakening to the troubling consequences. Balancing the good with the bad, The Gospel of Wellness is a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down the false idols and commandments that have taken hold and, ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement—and for our well-being.

Jason Levin, Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science to Keeping in Touch

Have you ever felt awkward wanting to reach out to a friend or colleague you haven’t spoken to in a while, so you didn’t reach out? Do you feel like your networking skills appear disingenuous but come authentically to everyone else?

Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch is both a social science-based and practical guide to helping you get better at keeping in touch. You will learn about the intersection of connection and reconnection. You’ll hear stories such as:

  • An accomplished attorney who rekindled prior relationships to land her first public sector General Counsel role.
  • An introverted CPA who built authentic relationships, allowing her to develop a real estate practice leading to an executive role within a Fortune 500 financial services company.
  • An investment banker who co-founded a boutique advisory firm, using an authentic relationship-building approach.

Relationships to Infinity belongs on the bookshelf of every executive and aspiring executive who wants to take a fresh approach to networking and build lasting professional relationships.


November 10, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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