Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington Street
7:30pm

Closer Together

with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Hosted by CBC's Hallie Cotnam

Closer Together

with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Hosted by CBC's Hallie Cotnam
5
Sunday
May
7:30pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau - Photo by Maude Chauvin

In her new book, Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other , Sophie Grégoire Trudeau invites readers on a deeply personal journey toward self-knowledge, acceptance, and empowerment, drawing on the expertise of top psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, and thought leaders.

 

As a passionate advocate for mental health, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau believes that in order to know and accept ourselves fully, we need to understand why we think and feel the way we do, and recognize the experiences, attitudes, and patterns that may be holding us back. And yet, all of us are capable of growth and positive change, if we're willing to stay open and curious throughout our lives.

 

In Closer Together, Sophie shares moments from her own journey: from her childhood, through her struggles with an eating disorder in her teens and early adulthood; from a career as a speaker and television host to de facto "first lady" and mother of three. 

 

The book is enriched by exclusive interviews with experts such as Gabor Maté, Liz Plank, Terrence Real, Catherine Price, Harville Hendrix, and Helen LaKelly Hunt—to name just a few—as she delves into the science behind brain health and our unique emotional signatures.

 

Drawing on her own mindfulness and yoga practices, Sophie also offers journalling prompts and other tools that will guide readers as they explore these questions in their own lives. 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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