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Presented by the South Florida chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) in collaboration with Boca Raton’s Promise, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Center for Discovery and Carolina House.

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dawson Theater, Boca Raton Regional Hospital,

800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486


Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. It is the brain-child of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman with the goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice.


Informed by a social justice background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists – including the likes of Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winnie Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen and others.

Admission: FREE, Seating is limited but must pre-register

Presented by Sacred Treehouse and Boca Raton’s Promise

Saturday, January 20-11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton Vegso Resource Center
261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

We can rewire the brain to include positive emotions that not only soften the disappointments and pain we encounter in life, but ultimately lead us to greater joy and fulfillment. Join Patty Shutt, Psy. D. as she guides you on a journey toward developing your own self-compassion practice.

Admission:  FREE, registration is required.

Click Here to Register

This January, It's Time To...

Presented To Kick-Start Personal Balance, Growth and Hope In The New Year

Through a robust blend of art, music, comedy, literature, theater, mind/body/soul balance and enlightenment, TAKE 5 For You™ delivers 11 empowering opportunities to help energize you to hit your “personal reboot” button for more self-discovery, fulfillment and enjoyment in 2018. Whether you are seeking reflection, renewal and reconnection or a bit of entertainment, laughter and fun with family and friends…you will find it when you TAKE 5 For You™.


Created and produced by Boca Raton’s Promise, the series is presented in collaboration with a growing list of agencies, organizations and personal coaches, including:

  • Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

  • Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

  • Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, A Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

  • Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach

  • Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ Barbara Schmidt and Michelle Maros 

  • Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place

  • Neurocore Brain Performance Centers

  • Mat Matterz, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried

  • EmpowHERful Voice, Suzy Garber

  • Sacred Treehouse, Patty Shutt, Psy. D.

  • The Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals(iaedp), The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness, Center For Discovery and Carolina House.

Check out this growing list of open-to-the-public TAKE 5 For You signature events, community conversations and workshops and register as noted below.

Program Guide:

“You’ve Got A Friend” Coffee House

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise, Sponsored by Kaye Communications.

Saturday, January 20, 7 p.m.
The Atrium at Cendyn, 980 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton

The “You’ve Got A Friend” Coffee House is a fun and casual throwback nod to the popular, intimate live music venues of the 60s and 70s where peace-inspired guitar playing and sing-a-long “folk and friend” favorites made everyone feel united and hopeful …imparting a sense of shared humanity. Much more than a performance night, screens will feature lyrics…for a collective nostalgic “singfest” of memorable songs by Peter, Paul & Mary; James Taylor; John Denver; Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell to Simon & Garfunkel; Carol King and John Lennon. Emcee is Cindy Nimhauser; Master Song Leader is Patti Linsky along with other local “live” talent. 


Admission: $40 per person, includes live entertainment, coffees, teas, dessert bar and one glass of Prosecco. Cash “wine bar” available. Plenty of free parking.

Click here to buy tickets.

Altar EGO

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise in collaboration with
Adolph & Rose Levis JCC

Sunday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton


Altar EGO is a one-woman powerhouse show brimming with signature wit, humor and zest for life that features original songs and clever new lyrics to standards, tongue-in-cheek humor and audaciously delicious verve as Cantor Patti Linsky shares her story of how she went through a near-death experience and came out on the other side transformed.

When a customary outpatient medical procedure in 2009 went awry that required a second operation to save her life, Linsky discovered she lost her abdominal strength, a necessary component to support her voice. Linsky’s 24-year career as a Cantor had come to an abrupt end. Two years of rest and recuperation forced Patti to re-evaluate her life - "If I am not a Cantor, then who am I?" The numerous years of self-medicating comfort from her addiction to painkillers and alcohol, guilt, judgment and self-recrimination fell upon her like a ton of bricks.


Altar EGO inspires as Linsky traces her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation through her 21-year, poignant journey that included a car accident in 1996 that began a painkiller road, followed by an addiction/ breakdown in rehab 2007, and later abdominal surgery in 2009 which almost took her life. Linsky’s mission now is to share her remarkable story with others through Altar EGO so that they may begin to walk a path to their own authenticity, devoid of shame and humiliation.


Admission:  $40 reserved seating with continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.;
$30 general admission. Plenty of free parking.
Click here to buy tickets.

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise’s Art Committee and Gallery 22

Wednesday, January 17, Two sessions: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place, 282 Via Naranja, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Participants enjoy a night of personal expression, creativity and camaraderie as they grab a paint brush and join in creating a community “conversation on canvas” that will become a touring exhibition throughout the community. No art experience necessary.

Admission: Public invited. $5 per person in advance, $10 at door, includes light refreshments. Limited to 25 people per session. Free parking; paid valet parking is available.

Meditation For Meaning: Newbies 101
Uncovering and Discovering What Truly is Important for You,

On and Off the Mat

Presented by Mat Matterz ( and

Boca Raton’s Promise

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center Community Room
261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton


This intro to meditation and yoga is led Mary Ann Morgan-Fried, a certified E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Teacher, Lolë Wellness Professional and inspirational speaker who is passionate about sharing the healing, grace and love that can be achieved through meditation, yoga and the power of the breath.

Admission: $5 per person donation in advance, $10 at door. 

Click here to buy tickets.

Personal Visioning 101: Create the Life You WISH Existed and

Design the Life You KNOW You Deserve!
Presented by Certified Life and Transition Coach Suzy Garber of EmpowHERful Voice ( and

Boca Raton’s Promise.
Saturday, January 20, 2:15 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center Community Room
261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton


During this highly motivational and hands-on 90-minute workshop, participants will have an opportunity to create a clear vision for EVERYTHING they desire in their life! Even if they don't know exactly what it is they want, through powerful exercises Garber will help them figure it out. Each participant will leave with their very own visioning board they can use to remind and guide them on their personal journey. All participants are requested to bring a printed “happy” photo of themselves.  Session size is limited for best interaction.

Admission: $5 donation in advance, $10 at door.  Click here to buy tickets.

Mental Health Awareness 101
Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and

Boca Raton’s Promise
Sunday, January 21, 12 Noon

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton


This enlightening 90-minute Mental Health Awareness session is an introduction to the most common mental illnesses a person may have. This presentation will teach you signs and symptoms to be aware of, how to speak to a person suffering, and ways to connect them to help in their community.

Admission:  Free. Light refreshments. For optimal interaction, session is limited to 30 participants; MUST reserve your seat in advance by calling Jaclyn Tureff at (561) 852-3151 or email

​“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child”

Featuring Author Lisa Hillman

Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Sponsors include Boca Raton’s Promise.

Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m.

Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428


During this open-to-the-public forum, Author Lisa Hillman’s book “Secret No More” shares her story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance as one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love. Lisa Hillman and her son Jacob (who lives in Ft. Lauderdale) will talk candidly together for the first time about Jacob’s opioid addiction that started in high school.  Lisa discusses her personal story and her journey with a focus on giving hope to the parents and families struggling with their loved ones suffering from substance abuse addictions. Her message of hope is powerful and having her son willing to speak to a broader audience for the first time about his journey to healing will be impactful. Both Lisa and Jacob will share how parents and families can help their loved ones in these situations. Book sales and book signing to follow speaking. 

Admission: Open-to-the-public, FREE. MUST pre-reserve your seat in advance online at

Presented by Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ & Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Join Glennon Doyle - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior, an Oprah's Book Club Pick - along with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ founders Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros for an empowering and insightful conversation, followed by a Q&A, on living this year to the fullest.

Admission: Open-to-the-public.  Registration is required; seating is limited. $35 (general admission), $100 (priority seating). To purchase tickets, visit or call 561-955-7227.

Presented by Neurocore Brain Performance Centers

( and Boca Raton’s Promise

Thursday, January 18, 12 noon

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Town Center of Boca Raton

5860 Glades Rd, Level Two, Boca Raton, FL 33431


If you’re struggling with memory loss, lack of focus, loss of sleep, Neurocore may be a resource for you.  Learn how their med-free approach uses science and technology to boost overall brain performance and may reduce symptoms associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression and more!   

Admission: Session size is limited for best interaction. FREE, registration is required.  Contact Jon Kaye at Kaye Communications: or call 561-392-5166.


Tues., Jan. 16 - 7:00 PM    
  “Secret No More: A True Story of          Hope for Parents with an                      Addicted Child”
Tues., Jan. 16 - 6:30 PM
  Mindful Boca: An Evening with            Glennon Doyle
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6 PM & 8 PM      Interactive "Conversation on                Canvas" Night
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6:30 PM
  Fattitude: A Body Positive                    Documentary Screening and Q&A        with Filmmaker
Thurs., Jan. 18 - 12 Noon
  (re)Train Your Brain Lunch & Learn
Sat., Jan., 20 - 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself      From The Critical Voice Within
Sat., Jan. 20 - 1:00 PM 
  Meditation For Meaning:Newbies 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 2:15 PM
  Personal Visioning 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 7:00 PM
  "You've Got A Friend" Coffee House
Sun., Jan. 21 - 10:30 AM
  Altar EGO
Sun., Jan. 21 - 12 Noon
  Mental Health Awareness 101

About Boca Raton’s Promise:

A non-profit organization based in Boca Raton that drives BOCA BRAVE grassroots community awareness and education initiatives to “break the silence” on mental illness by starting critical conversations at home, school, work and play. Key objectives are to help reduce the stigma that prevents children and families in crisis to seek help and gain access to much needed mental health services and treatment, raise sensitivity to those in such need, support youth-focused educational programming, provide training for and certification on first-responder mental health first aid, educate community on available resources and raise funds to maximize opportunities to ignite and sustain the vital messaging.

For more information on TAKE 5 For You programming and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications,, (561) 392-5166.

Questions or Comments?  Looking forward to hearing from you!

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