This Salon is a must for those who are considering down-sizing or right-sizing their own home or that of aging parents. Suzanne Newman will share her experience and knowledge on this challenging transition. Topics include: the physical and emotional complexities of moving to a new, smaller space; essential elements of organizing and packing; repurposing unwanted family treasures; resale and removal resources; and finding a style that will make you feel good in your new home.
Join us when Debbie McGowan, psychotherapist and marriage counselor, examines the friendship of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Long recognized as the fathers of modern psychology, they were fast friends from 1907 to 1913, and then never spoke again. How do their theories affect our thinking today? Why was there a dramatic break in their relationship? Debbie also will look at their complicated relationships with the many women in their lives. Their stories are shocking, turbulent, inspiring and never dull.
Beth Kelly, PhD, from DePaul University, explores the remarkable life of Abigail Adams, who was the wife of one president, John Adams, and the mother of another, John Quincy Adams. Although denied formal education, she left a rich legacy of letters in which she documented the issues faced by women in the 18th century. She served as her husband’s closest counsellor and staunchest supporter throughout his service as a founding father, as a diplomat in Paris and London, and as the nation’s second president elected in 1796.
This history reveals how wealthy women shaped the women’s movement, funding the fight for the right to vote, higher education for women, women’s labor activism, and birth control. Author Joan Marie Johnson, PhD, of Northwestern University explores the empowering advancement of women’s rights, as well as the tensions caused by inequality in a movement for equality, issues that are relevant to women today.