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Bounce: A Festival of Optimism and Resilience

Speaker at the Bounce Festival of Optimism and Resilience in Montclair, NJ.

Book talk: "50 After 50"

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • 7:00 PM  8:30 PM

  • First Congregational Church of Montclair (map)

When Maria Leonard Olsen turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. Each taught her something about herself and about how she wanted to lead the next years of her life to come. 

Readers will hear about Maria’s adventures and the rewards of each. Accomplishing new things, learning new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add the spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just plain boring.

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Earlier Event: May 18
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Later Event: June 21
Flowjam Wellness Festival