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December 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast with Hope: Readings on Well-Being
Join the Books & Books team and Hope Torrents at 8 am in Coral Gables for an hour of Book Discussions + Breakfast!
Hope will be discussing Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger’s
The Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death (Simon & Schuster, $28).
In The Beginner’s Guide to the End authors offer readers a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life with the hopes of helping readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable.
The book shares everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will.
It also offers help for survivors and discusses how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, how to clean out their living space, and how to write a great eulogy.
Members take 20% off their purchase!
Breakfast and discussion will begin at 8am sharp and will wrap up by 9am so that attendees have time to get to the office or wherever they’re headed.
Tickets are $5 and include a hot breakfast generously sponsored by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Who is Hope?
Hope Torrents is the Museum Educator and Director of the Fine Art of Healthcare program at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami where she’s worked since 1999. In 2010 her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over a six-year period Jordi was in and out of the hospital 45-50 times.
Hope’s own work with The Lowe Art Museum’s Fine Art of Healthcare is one step in preparing future healthcare providers to be better observers and communicators. The goal is for them to have a more holistic view of their patients and families. Hope’s interest in creating a book club on health and well-being was in part propelled by her conviction that, with the right training, those in the medical system can improve – especially in the fields of compassion, visual acuity, de-biasing, and collaboration.
What is Hope’s Book Club?
Hope has been facilitating discussions for the last 20 years. Now, she joins us to kick off a series of monthly discussions about her passion: health and well-being. After years of research and attending workshops at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Florida, Hope aims to tap into the interest that many of us have about our own health and well-being, and share her knowledge with our community.