How to Live Better – with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Julie Lythcott-Haims describes herself as ‘believing in humans’ and focuses on removing the obstacles that prevent us from thriving. Having written about the dangers of over-parenting and how it impacts a child’s sense of self, Julie has extended her work into what it means to be an adult and how, by being true to ourselves, we can make more courageous and fulfilling choices.


At this event, Julie will explore the challenges of “adulting” and share her work helping people re-think what it means to be an adult. Instead of a prescribed checklist (finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children), Julie presents adult life as an ongoing, living process inclusive of different lifestyles and journeys. Using practical strategies from a wide variety of individuals and experiences, Julie promises to inspire us and ignite a desire to make changes for a happier life and a more inclusive society.

The event will take place on Zoom at 7pm London time (BST).

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About The Speaker

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a writer, speaker, mentor, and activist. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, has been called a “groundbreakingly frank” guide to adulthood.

Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the boards of Common Sense Media and the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org and Parents magazine. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother.

The event will be hosted by Dr Mark Williamson from Action for Happiness.

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