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Book Club: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

June 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the CE Book Club! Learn and Earn 9 CE’s.  Learn and Earn 9 CE credits for nursing & social work.*

How do I join book club? 

1st: Register now!  Once you register, you will receive email confirmation and a study guide will be emailed to you.  Then 

2nd: read the book Furiously Happy:  A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. Book Available: Amazon, Audible, Kindle, Half-Priced Books,Barnes & Noble and Thriftbooks.com.  Complete the study guide to earn 7.5 independent study CE credits.  Bring your completed study guide and 

3rd: join fellow health care providers and participate in a facilitated book club discussion led by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN Clinical Liaison with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, on June 12, 2018 to earn an additional 1.5 CE credit. 

4th: Learn & earn at your own pace, share your interdisciplinary insight and bring real life experience to the disscussion with other interested healthcare providers and earn a total of 9 CE credits for nursing and social workers.  Must complete steps 2 & 3. No partial credit awarded.  Materials provided for all other disciplines to self submit.*

Furiously Happy is a firsthand account of living with mental illness, inflected with the wonderfully strange and frequently inappropriate dark humor you might expect from a woman who opts to put small taxidermied animals on her book covers.

A humorous and candid memoir about her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety, Jenny Lawson discusses how embracing both the flawed and the beautiful parts of life have enabled her to find joy in outrageous ways.

Why the title “Furiously Happy?”

“I came up with the concept of being “furiously happy” years ago after the death of a friend came on the heels of a depression. I was so tired of being sad and feeling hopeless that I went to my next emotion, and that was anger. I was mad that life had thrown so much crap at me all at once, so I decided to be furiously happy. Vehemently joyous. To do everything I could when I was out of a depression to enjoy life, even if it was just from pure spite at the universe. It’s probably not the most healthy way of dealing with depression, but it works for me. It forces me to step out of my comfort zone and take advantage of the times when I’m not in the middle of a depressive episode or anxiety attack.” Jenny

*The Kansas Board of Nursing approves Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care as a provider of continuing nursing education.  This course is approved for 9 contact hour(s) for RN/LPN relicensure by the Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider #LT0118-0916 and the Missouri Department of Professional Registration State Committee for Social Work.

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Date:
June 12, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Foo’s Fabulous Café
9431 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206 United States
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