Workshop and book signing features gentle mindfulness exercises, books, tea, and delectable treats

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 14, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Do you often forget to take those deep breaths when life has you on the run, feeling stressed, or just plain zapped of energy? Here is your opportunity to jump-start a little self-care with a mini workshop.

Julie Potiker (mindfulness expert and author of “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm“) and Puja Shah (meditation instructor, philanthropist, visionary poet, and author of “For My Sister“) will present a Self-Care and Sisterhood Adventure April 1 at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

After a fun and interactive workshop learning the evidence-based SNAP method for managing difficult emotions, and gentle mindfulness exercises, books, tea, and delectable treats, you will be ready to claim your renewed and refreshed spirit. Each attendee will receive their very own gratitude journal, as well as paperback copies of “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm” and “For My Sister” delivered and signed at the event. To add an extra dose of feel-good, a portion of event proceeds will be donated to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community while supporting the practice of self-compassion.

About the authors

Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive certifications and teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Her new book is “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm.” Through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings, Julie helps others bring more peace and wellness into their lives. Julie’s first book, “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos,” is now available on audiobook. Her work has been featured by The Oprah Magazine, Costco Connection, AARP, AP News, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, and many more. She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of “Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness,” says: “The SNAP method is brilliant. In one simple practice, Julie Potiker integrates brain science, mindfulness, compassion, and other effective tools for lifting your mood, easing anxiety, calming stress, and opening your heart. Full of practical wisdom, she leads readers through funny stories, tender care, and many different applications of the SNAP method. Throughout, she is a super-smart, encouraging, and hopeful friend. A wonderful book!” Learn more at

Puja Shah is a visionary poet who shares her voice through written and spoken word, guided meditations, and teaching. Born in Queens, New York to immigrant parents, she defied teachers who questioned her English skills by winning countless poetry and short story awards in her youth. As an avid reader, she spent her teen years exploring New York City for poetry slams and book readings. The blend of East and West has always fascinated her, so she holds a graduate degree in dental medicine from Tufts University as well as over a dozen trainings in various forms of yoga, meditation, and ancient wisdom. Her award-winning book “For My Sister” is a journey of light and darkness with Amla and Asya: twin sisters trafficked into India’s notorious Sonagachi district, Asia’s largest red-light district. Can the power of poetry, photography, mindfulness, and sisterly love bring them back home and to each other? It has won the American Book Award for Social Change and International Impact Book Award for Women’s Fiction. With over 10 years of nonprofit experience and a long public health career, Puja has aligned with girl trafficking awareness causes for her debut novel. Learn more at

About the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) aims to be the global leader in self-compassion training and offers the highest quality programs to diverse populations, based upon scientific research and established teaching methods. CMSC is committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community supporting the practice of self-compassion where each person matters and everyone belongs.

To request an interview with Julie Potiker or a copy of her new book, contact Anita J.K. and Michelle T.N., Wasabi Publicity, Inc. 828.817.4034 [email protected]. For more information visit

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