Andover Public Library
Adults & Teens 12+
Good friends renew, restore, and revitalize the spirit. Christine Mabon will speak about the Five Essential Friendships that enrich our lives. Read more …
The program will
- help us to recognize and embrace the unique gifts each friendship brings to our lives
- encourage us to include a variety of friendships in our circle
- inspire us to reach out to friends in new and creative ways
- invite us to celebrate the connection between food and friendship
About Christine Mabon
Following the sudden death of her husband, Chris was embraced and comforted by a large number of friends, neighbors and members of the community who showed their love and support by bringing food, words of comfort and helpful hands to her and her sons. She believes these relationships enabled her to heal and move forward, as with each gift of support, a new relationship was formed or an existing one deepened. In addition to the food, these relationships brought her insights to characteristics she needed to develop or expand. Because of her experience, she wants to share the vital lesson she learned: Good friends can renew, restore and revitalize your life.
Chris shares her messages of friendship with a wide variety of audiences, including social and professional organizations, libraries, churches and schools.
Chris also publishes a monthly e-newsletter, The Five Essential Friendships which is all about friendship, has written and published the book 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself and is currently working on a manuscript Comfort Food, Amazing Friends and the Stories That Happen Around Food. In this forthcoming work, she discusses the many valuable lessons she learned from those who supported her.
Chris’ story has been featured in many publications, including USA Today. She has also been interviewed by many media outlets.
When she is not writing or speaking Chris enjoys walking, yoga, visiting her sons and of course, time with her friends
Call 440-293-6792 for more information.