Your Place in the Universe

Much of the early years of education can seem like following a script, a well-worn path laid out by others to the acquisition of external measures of success–degrees, jobs, material wealth.

It can be easy to forget to ask the question, “Is this what I want?”

In this inaugural workshop inspired by my forthcoming book, Life on Other Planets: A Memoir (Viking, 2023), I will share my personal nontraditional path to discovering and accepting who I am, what I want, and what I need to thrive in this life. I will read excerpts from my memoir, and lead participants in some of the activities that were helpful to my process. This workshop will include self-reflective exercises from a range of sources and traditions.

Bring a notebook and pen, and wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

Dr. Anowama Shields