April 6th event: Renewal in the Garden: Claiming your Spiritual Transformation brings together spiritual authors and mental health and faith-based professionals to celebrate the release of “I AM” Renewal from Within the Garden
With increases in the number of people seeking spiritual answers and searching for ways to hold onto hope, author Lucie K Lewis shared her personal journey to mental and spiritual health in her new book “I AM”. On April 6, she joins spiritual authors with mental health and faith-based professionals in the gardens of Forest Park to explore the relationship between mental and spiritual health in sustaining personal empowerment.
Springfield, MA (March 2013) – On April 6, 2013, Springfield born author Dr. Lucie K Lewis will celebrate the release her new book, “I AM” Renewal from Within the Garden through an afternoon of conversation and music. The theme of the event, Renewal in the Garden: Claiming Your Spiritual Transformation, extends the spirit of her book to create an uplifting environment that will foster renewal, restoration and personal empowerment. Dr. Lewis will host authors, mental health professionals and spiritual leaders to talk freely about the connection between mental and spiritual health and the journey to emotional recovery from life’s stresses including the agony of grieve and loss.
Dr. Lewis, who has fought back from depression, overcame many struggling times and pieced her life together using the tenets of God’s Word. She wants to be able to help others to claim that healing by bringing people together to share, to learn and to embrace their own path to inner peace and transformation. “I hope to reach every person, from boomers to young people in all faiths and stages of acceptance, who might need hope, restoration and/or new ways to approach spiritual learning,” adds Lewis.
The afternoon will begin with a tea from 2:00 to 3:30. A panel will lead a conversation about the Corner of Mental and Spiritual Health. Panelists include Dr. Ann Wilder and Sabrina Lewis. Dr. Ann Wilder of Uncommon Counseling, LLC (Unmasking The Inner You) located in Old Saybrook, CT is the author of On The Other Side of Bitter: A Look Into Naomi's Heart, a clinical Christian counselor, and a licensed pastoral counselor. Sabrina Lewis is the Clinical Director of the Springfield office of Academic & Behavioral Clinic, Inc., an educator and experienced behavior management and crisis intervention counselor. Additionally, short tabletop conversations that include managing grieve and the stress of life, building on your faith to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, and protecting your heart from the damage of stress are intended to extend the conversation throughout the afternoon between 4 and 6. Dr. Ann Wilder, Sabrina Lewis and Pastor Charles Kearse are among the table hosts.
The 4 -6 programming will be accented by praise dances and vocal performances. The afternoon also includes an opportunity to meet authors Dr. Lucie Lewis and Dr. Ann Wilder. An author’s book signing fills out the afternoon. Books will be available for sale at that time.
The event will be held at Barney’s Carriage House in Forest Park from 2 to 6. (Use the Route 5 entrance.) Tickets for the tea are $35:00 and will include a complimentary copy of Dr. Lewis’ is “I AM” Renewal from Within the Garden. Tickets must be purchased in advance as no tickets will be available at the door. All events from 4 to 6 are open to the public.
For more information on purchasing tickets for the tea, feel free to contact LaMara Hunter (904) 402-5515, Janine Fondon (413) 221-7931 or Lucie Lewis (413) 530-7447.
ABOUT LUCIE K. LEWIS
Lucie Lewis is an experienced freelance technical and creative writer. Passionate about writing and its value in building understanding, she is a storyteller and an educator at heart. She believes that writing is an incredibly powerful educational tool and that education is a lifelong journey. She is the owner/founder of Creative Futures, LLC providing diverse writing services to her clients. Lucie has been published in the Afro American Point of View Community Newspaper and Executive Forum Magazine. She is currently writing for Western Mass Women’s Magazine and UnityFirst.com.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “I AM” RENEWAL FROM WITHIN THE GARDEN
In her work, I AM: Renewal from Within the Garden, Dr. Lewis offers a unique perspective on the questions everyone asks, but rarely gets answers to. Through her extraordinary exploration, you will find a thought-proving look at some of your long-held questions and a guide to creating the path to renewing your faith and spirit.
Claudia Gere & Co, LLC
Lucie’s very personal journey of seeking strength and understanding through scripture resonated with me and kept me reading late into the night. Her welding of inquiry and struggle paired with the strength and wisdom of God’s Word forge a graceful and powerful bond.