The community is welcome to attend a lunch and learn with Dr. Beth Kurland on Wednesday, May 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at Congregation Shir Shalom. Her area of expertise in reducing stress is a welcome topic for everyone. Beth Kurland, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice since 1994, working with people across the lifespan from preschoolers through adults. With a particular passion for and expertise in mindfulness and the mind-body connection, she specializes in using mind-body strategies, and other evidence-based practices, to help people achieve whole person health and wellness.\u00a0\u00a0 Dr. Kurland brings more than 20 years of experience in helping others achieve well-being in their lives, and invites her readers to learn and experience the strategies she has found to be most beneficial for transformation. Her book,\u00a0The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes: An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being, offers readers practical tools for implementing short, daily practices within the course of their day to bring about lasting change. She also writes blogs to inspire well-being and has created a free meditation series of short audios and videos to help people incorporate mindfulness into their days. A stress reducing snack will be served with coffee and tea. Bring lunch. More information at 203-438-6589 or ourshirshalom.org.