Monday, April 8, 2013

Michael Pollan, Jillian Michaels and the Dalai Lama

Within the time span of one month, I get to see three people that I believe are a huge influence on my ability to "live well" and on others' ability to do the same: Michael Pollan, Jillian Michaels, and His Holiness  the 14th Dalai Lama.

Last week, we booked tickets to see the Dalai Lama in May at an event called "Change Your Mind Change the World" in Madison. Craig has seen him in person before, but this will be my first time. I am really excited to hear the other speakers on the panel too.

Conversations on Science, Happiness, and Well-being: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Opening remarks by David Ward, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Panelists: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Dr. Jonathan Patz, Matthieu Ricard; Moderator: Arianna Huffington.

Michael Pollan's event is at the end of April. I still have not finished The Omnivore's Dilemma and really feel like I need to make that a priority before I see him, but alas, that may not happen with all of the other things I need to get done on the weekends.

My friend Kim and I were hoping to purchase tickets to see Jillian Michaels when she is in Milwaukee on May 5th for her Maximize Your Life tour. Last week, Kim learned that her friend secured three comp tickets, so now I get to see her too! I just started reading her new book and I am loving it so far. I actually prefer her books over seeing her on TV.

I am beyond excited for all three of these events!

If you could see anyone in person whom you admire, who would you want to see?