Book Talk: Living Your Best Life
|Description:||About the Talk
Most of us want to live the best life we can: prosperous, healthy, loving, and giving back to our communities. Many hope to learn and grow into this in our university years and after. But we sometimes forget that the life-lessons from our families and communities can help us learn to live our best lives too. In this talk, Marie Claire Lim Moore will talk about this, some of which she covered in her two humorous books: Don't Forget the Soap: And Other Reminders from My Fabulous Filipina Mother and Don't Forget the Parsley: And More from My Positively Filipino Family. She will address:
- How we can learn from our parents' advice and examples, yet make our own choices.
- How to balance being involved in a "passion" (art, community work, etc.) while giving good attention to our "day job" and family responsibilities.
- Finding, keeping and balancing your "self" across multiple identities, communities, and responsibilities.
About the Speaker
Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian-American working mother, author, and speaker. After spending her early childhood in Vancouver, her family moved to New York City, where she attended the United Nations International School. She went on to study at Yale (B.A.) and then went into banking; climbing the corporate ladder at Citi, and traveling around the world. She also holds an EMBA from Fordham University.
She met her husband while working in Sao Paulo, Brazil and they married in Manila shortly before they moved to Singapore, where she managed the Global Client business for Citi in Asia. Marie Claire and her husband and three children now live in Hong Kong, where she works as the Development Director at The Women's Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
(After attending the talk, students may attain 1 hour attendance in the "Activities" module in wellness & personal enrichment of the HLTH1010 Course. Please show your Student ID Cards on arrival and leaving the talk.)
|Presenter:||Marie Claire Lim Moore|
|Venue:||Library Multi-Function Room|