August 26 @ 6:30 pm
Brb: A Memoir About Coming Of Age In The Digital Age: An Evening with Lauren Ellman
Books & Books presents…
An Evening with Lauren Ellman
Thursday, August 26, 6:30 PM ET
WE USED TO SAY BRB WHEN WE WALKED AWAY FROM OUR COMPUTERS. We don’t say that anymore. We live here now.
How has that shift affected our mental health? That’s the question Lauren has been trying to answer for the past decade, exploring the intersection of mental health and social media use. This is her story of coming of age in the digital age, all while her undiagnosed anxiety disorder bubbles under the surface until finally demanding to be treated.
During her recovery process, she continues to hear a faint little voice that grows louder and louder the more she ignores it. That faint little voice reveals itself to be the solution we’re all searching for.
It’s not a pill, a self-help guru or a 10 day retreat to Bali. The solution to FOMO, and the anxiety, depression and general life dissatisfaction it breeds, is to come home to ourselves and reconnect with that little voice of intuition. Re-learning how to trust ourselves, be more mindful of the content we’re consuming and, in general, live life with more intention.
This book will encourage readers to do just that, in order to break the spell of the flashy news headlines and infinite social media scrolls distracting us from our real, embodied lives.
Who were you before the internet told you who to be? Let’s remember, together.
About the Author:
Lauren Ellman is a published author and podcast host from Miami, FL who explores the intersection of mental health and social media use. Her new book, BRB: A Memoir About Coming of Age in the Digital Age, examines her experience as a millennial growing up with the advent of social media and how these technologies have fundamentally impacted our generations mental health and adult lives.