Brunch & Learn - Sound Mind, with Erika Neilsen
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Brunch & Learn - Sound Mind, with Erika Neilsen

Join us on Sunday April 7th from 10am-12pm for a really special brunch with Cellist and Author, Erika Neilsen. Erika will share her story with us, treat us to a reading from her brand new book and also play us something on the cello while we enjoy a light vegan brunch. Erika will share what it's like to be a professional musician, artist and now author and how she is living with bipolar disorder. It is a FREE event, but you need to get a ticket and there is a link below to pre-order her book, but she will have them at the event with her as well if you would like to read Sound Mind. 

Here's an excerpt from the publisher about Sound Mind

"Erika Nielsen knew that her real language was music—her truest voice, the cello—by the time she was three years old. She knew she would become a professional musician by the eighth grade. But she could never understand why sometimes she felt as if she was floating on sparkling clouds, enchanted by her own brilliance, while at other times she huddled in a dark, wretched place, sobbing and overcome with her inadequacy. At age 27, she finally found out: she was mentally ill.  In this frank and courageous memoir, Erika confronts the shock of her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and chronicles how, step by step, day by day, she walked herself to a place of stability and health. Containing wellness tips and coping strategies to live creatively, productively, and healthily with a mental illness, Sound Mind is a story of hope, healing, and transformation that reminds us that it is not only possible to function with a mental illness, it is possible to thrive. By promoting education, awareness and de-stigmatization of mental illness, Sound Mind helps write a new narrative around mental health and wellness." You can pre-order her book or you can buy one at the brunch. 

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