It’s time to become your best self, according to the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation. That’s why the organization is hosting the 18th annual Pathways to Wellness Conference on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The event will kick off with a resource fair filled with local vendors and service providers, canine companions ready to help attendees feel calm and chair massages, which will be offered throughout the day to promote relaxation and physical wellness.
Michael T. Lane, the keynote speaker, will discuss his life’s journey and how he “put the pieces back together,” to fit into the overarching theme of the event. He will be followed by Pete Earley, a Fairfax-based author, and his son, Kevin Earley. Earley is the author of Crazy, a book based on his son’s mental illness diagnosis, and both are now motivational speakers about their experiences with mental illness and how it affects their daily lives.
The afternoon will wrap up with a choice of three workshops: “Making your Vision a Reality” with Cynthia Evans, “Laughing Yoga” with Myra Goodrich and one that has yet to be announced. Attendees can receive a certificate of completion after filling out a survey at the end of the day. // Fairfax County Government Center: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax; $30 online, $40 at door
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