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April 27, 2017

St. Mary’s explores “How to be Miserable” with Dr. Randy Paterson

Kitchener - St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 feature speaker for their second annual “St. Mary’s, She Shares” luncheon event. On Thursday April 27 Psychologist and author Dr. Randy Paterson, will discuss the focus of his latest book titled, How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies you Already Use.

This highly engaging book uses medically grounded advice and a healthy dose of ‘reverse psychology’, to demonstrate that to be happier, and ultimately healthier, you may simply need to stop sabotaging yourself.

“People make themselves miserable in part through the quest for the unattainable - and constant happiness is one example of this. The rejection of life's difficult side, and the reality of uncomfortable emotions, leads to needless self-criticism and self-pathologization. Psychology has inadvertently colluded with this by promising, at times, to make people feel constantly happy, to conquer all of their stress and anxiety, and make us leap out of our beds with excitement every morning at the thought of running off to work. It's all a bit crazy-making.”

In keeping with St. Mary’s commitment and reputation for reaching beyond the walls of the hospital, “St. Mary’s She Shares” speaker series is an ongoing healthy living dialogue with the women of our community.

This engaging talk by Dr. Paterson’s will follow a luncheon and end with a book signing opportunity.

The “St. Mary’s She Shares” luncheon will be held April 27, 2017 from 12 – 2pm at Bingemans Ballroom.

Tickets are $75 per person, purchased through www.supportstmarys.ca/sheshares

For more information, contact Amy Dean adean@supportstmarys.ca or 519-749-6539



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