Do you enjoy a "BOLD" conversation? Or maybe you've been longing to have one for quite some time? Molly Fiore, local author and speaker, invites you to join her in one. She will be at the Eagle Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15.
She invites the public to a free presentation - which is actually a bold conversation - about putting ourselves out on the line. "Many of us have 'stuff' that we probably wouldn't want to put on the table or share with the world. This is called our private life," Fiore said. "What would happen if we took it public? What would we stand to gain by doing so?"
Last year, Fiore published her book "Opting In," a candid memoir about her depression. She tells her story very honestly and shares with the reader how she broke through her dark days of deep despair into one of acceptance and a decision to live life to the fullest.
Part of this acceptance was being able to reach deep within, find, and show her authentic self. She hopes that anyone dealing with similar issues will be helped by her book, as well as her presentations.
"I started to write this book for me, to do something I loved to do. However, it was always my intention to help others who may be feeling as I felt," she said.
She has been writing and public speaking about suicide prevention, and works in the schools to educate young people. Fiore is very involved in Eagle Valley's Suicide Prevention Coalition, SpeakUp ReachOut.
Her library presentation next month is titled "Taking your Private Life Public: A Bold Conversation." In this "conversation," Fiore hopes participants will find profound love for themselves and others, as well as a deep connection in sharing their truth.
"There is courage in being vulnerable and being free of what others think," said Fiore. "I want to share my own experiences in this with others - there is so much freedom in letting go."
Fiore's story is a true inspiration to others. It is a genuine and compassionate account about how she learns to love herself and realize that bravery and honesty make miracles happen.
"In my view there is liberation in truth," said author Stephen McGhee of Fiore's book. "'Opting In' is a book about getting free. This is the most honest book I have ever read. Read it and opt in to personal freedom."
Fiore lives in Eagle and enjoys running, hiking, outdoors and learning.
The public is invited to her free presentation at the library. She will also meet with the Eagle Book Club in June to discuss more about her memoir.
For more information, call me at the library at 328-8800.