Candle Making - Alumni, Family & Community Event

 Mar 7, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. |  Cincinnati, OH

Researchers and public health officials have recently recognized loneliness to be one of the biggest challenges and detriments to mental health. So much so that the UK recently appointed a minister of loneliness to help combat its effects among its residents.

In this talk, we’ll take a deeper look into loneliness, its causes, what we know about how loneliness affects us, and ways we can all combat its effects to optimize our mental health. Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Galia Collaborative, invite you to join us in beating that winter loneliness with a heartwarming "Do It Yourself" candle making event while listening to Author and National Recovery Advocate, Shannon Kopp, speak about loneliness and connection. 

RSVPs are required to attend. Space is limited. This event is free and open to all, come as you are.

Event Location: 
Manitou Candle Co.
1405 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Shannon Kopp

Shannon Kopp is an Eating Recovery Center National Recovery Advocate and the best-selling author of Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Live, published by HarperCollins.  

After battling depression and a debilitating eating disorder for seven years, Shannon found hope in the unlikeliest of places: at her local animal shelter. Shannon's poignant memoir is a story of hope, resilience, and the spiritual healing animals bring to our lives. She vividly reminds us that animals are more than just friends and companions - they can teach us how to savor the present moment and reclaim our joy.

Shannon holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Pacific University, and has written for CNN, Maria Shriver, The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, BarkPost and more. Her story has been featured in PEOPLE, NPR, CNN Turning Points with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Women's Health, and Psychology Today. She is a member of the HaperCollins Speakers Bureau and regularly speaks on eating disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. Shannon shares an authentic and powerful message of recovery, while also demonstrating how animals can serve as guides to compassion, mindfulness, and courage. Shannon lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, son, and wildly adorable rescue dog, Bella. 
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