Local therapist pens guide for effective living

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The celebration of the publication of Heather A. Lagace’s latest book, I Am in My Life for Keeps: A Course in Thriving will be held at F.H. Cossitt Library on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

A licensed professional counselor and an adjunct professor at both the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut, Lagace has written a book that offers practical suggestions for ways to reflect on our lives and inspiring ideas for creating the conditions for making them purposeful and fulfilling.
Her decades of experience in the field of counseling are evident in Lagace’s pragmatic and straightforward approach to the questions of how our own decisions affect the course of our lives. But it is the stories of her own personal experience that bring depth and understanding to the exercises she presents in the book.
Lagace is a gifted and reliable guide, one who knows how to help the reader learn to help themselves. In this book she has managed to share her hard-won wisdom in a way that invites the participation of the readers, and allows them to choose their own best options. She encourages her readers to nurture habits of thinking and behaving that will enable them to thrive: to grow and develop vigorously.
I Am in My Life for Keeps: A Course in Thriving clarifies how you can use your time, money and energy; engage in purposeful action; learn techniques to reduce physical and emotional distress; enjoy the present moment; become more resilient; and build healthier relationships.
Lagace has said that I Am in My Life for Keeps teaches how to be self-observant and self-led so that you can be your own primary caretaker and effectively contribute to others.”
In the introduction she states, “What I share in this guide has taken me a long time to uncover. It has been my arduous and marvelous journey. If you come along, not just out of curiosity, but with determination and commitment, you will find your voice and your calling. Then, the world within your reach will be more whole.”
Registration for this event is recommended. For more information, call Granby Public Library 860-844-5275 or email gplibrary@granby.ct.gov.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. You can find the book as an ebook available on Kindle www.Amazon.com. Find out more about the author through her website: www.heatherlagace.com.