HH Healthy Conversation + Social: New Year, New Me?

December 14  |  7:30 – 10 PM  |  Suggested donation: $10
** No one will be turned away in all community classes **

HealHaus welcomes you to attend the ninth installment of our experimental panel series Healthy Conversation followed with a holiday social. Panel starts at 7.30pm, followed by social at 8.30pm. Special holiday drinks will be provided along with GT’s Kombucha, an herbal rolling and tea station by Dropping Seeds, and a chocolate sensory experience with Chef Adrain. Healthy Conversation is not your typical Q + A at the end, but an open dialogue amongst panelists and attendees. We encourage authenticity, curiosity, and transparency to break down stigma and address topics that would normally be considered taboo or even controversial to speak about. This month we dive in to New Year, New Me? moderated by the Co-Founder of HealHaus, Elisa Shankle and panelists Sophia Roe, Chef + Well-Being Advocate, Omar Davis, Meditation Practitioner + Educator, and Dr. Mariel Buque, Psychologist + Activist. Around this time of year the pressure starts to mount to finish the year out strong, and go in to the New Year with plans to be a ‘better version of yourself’? That seems like a good plan in theory, but how many of us are putting unrealistic expectations on ourselves? How do we intentionally cultivate manifestation in a way that serves our goals but also our mental health? This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we will delve in to. Healing happens through community, and we invite you to help us shift the culture. The only prerequisite is to be yourself, respect others, and keep it 100.

Online booking strongly recommended, spots are limited for panel, but anyone can show up for social!

Dr. Mariel Buque is an Afro-Dominican with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her work focuses on the advancement of culturally responsive clinical care and healing wounds of intergenerational trauma. She founded the platform Cultural Therapy, which connects racially & ethnically minoritized folx to culturally affirming mental health care with primarily clinicians of color. She teaches courses and provides clinical care at Columbia University Medical Center in the areas of culturally-responsive delivery of mental health care and the decolonization of eurocentric therapeutic practices. She also focuses on delivering racial healing workshops and conducting mental health and anti-racism workshops across the nation, as she believes in the liberation of our minds and of oppressive systems as necessary qualities of our overall wellness. You may find her work on @marielbuque and @culturaltherapy.

Sophia Roe is a chef, wellness advocate, and food & feelings enthusiast. Her work centers around making the language of wellness more diverse, more inclusive, and more accepting. She speaks openly about her past traumas and suffering and utilizes the power of storytelling to help those around her know that there is no “one way” to go about wellness, and that no matter where you are on your journey, you are never alone.

Sophia recently appeared on the cover of Cherry Bombe magazine, for their issue titled, “Eat the Rainbow.” She was a host at the 2019 James Beard Media Awards, and has thoughtfully collaborated with brands such as Nike, Whole Foods, Uber Eats, Brandless, Shiseido, and Free People. She has been featured in publications for Vogue, Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest, Healthyish, Well + Good, and more.

Sophia has built a strong and loyal fanbase who lean on her daily for actionable advice and encouragement in an effort to live a more balanced and healthy life while stepping into self-empowerment, authenticity and choosing happiness in the shadows of one’s past. She leads transformative workshops and retreats illustrating the power of a safe, open forum for storytelling, community, food, and healing.

Sophia dedicates much of her time supporting and empowering young women with similar circumstances through her involvement with two philanthropic organizations near to her heart, Project Glimmer and Girls Inc.

Sophia resides in Brooklyn, NY and is currently penning her first book.