Constructive Wallowing, Tina Gilbertson
You know how we are always promoting self-help books that urge you to look on the sunny side of life, to keep your chin up, to never give in to pessimism, etc? Well, it turns out, you can probably do better by serving yourself up a side dish of negative thoughts, too. That way, whatever you choose to do will ultimately be more informed. And once you give your negative feelings a place at the table, you'll also feel a whole lot better. That, in a nutshell, is I think what Tina Gilberson's Constructive Wallowing is about, but you should come hear her (like I'm going to) and then we'll both know.
Transitioning from a high-paced television career in New York City (credits include The X Files), Tina Gilbertson found her calling in helping people through therapy and non-traditional career counseling. Heavily focusing on the untapped strength of emotional sorrow as essential for growth and personal enlightenment -- seemingly a paradox -- Gilbertson uses compassion to teach us about the feelings that society as long told us to deny. Her years of teaching make her a powerful spokesperson that
will enthrall and inspire any audience.