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BostonTalks: Escape

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sip a cold one as you hear a short talk on mindfulness, stories from a cop turned criminal, and more. The theme is escape. BostonTalks is WGBH’s smarter happy hour featuring short talks, networking and, of course, beer and wine. Image: Pexel.com

Lisa Lewtan is a Health & Lifestyle Coach, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, an award-winning author of "Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!", and a radio show host on Healthy View Radio. After co-founding a successful tech startup, Lisa collapsed from years of stress overload. Using the skills she developed as an entrepreneur, she self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health go on to feel better than ever. With private coaching, online courses, workshops, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful hungry go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food and stress, look good, and feel great. Lisa has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, MindbodyGreen, and Better After 50, and has been a speaker at companies such as Kripalu, Canyon Ranch, and Google. To learn more - visit www.HealthyHappyandHip.com
Boston born Rick Marinick has been a bouncer, martial arts expert, DA’s assistant, as well as a Massachusetts State Trooper. After leaving the state police, under honorable conditions, he drifted then began running with a gang from South Boston. His criminal career culminating in convictions for multiple armored car robberies he was sentenced to 18-20 years in state prison. While incarcerated he took advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the Boston University Prison Education Program, immersing himself in it. While enrolled in the program he realized his dream of becoming a published author. After serving a decade Marinick was released having earned both a Bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Liberal Studies as well as a Master’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in the same discipline but with a focus on creative writing. As a free man Marinick has worked as a bartender, Local 88 Sandhog, and South Boston Teamster. His first hard hitting, critically acclaimed novel, Boyos, was published in 2004. Four years later, in 2008, he followed it with a second novel, In for a Pound. From 2006 to 2012 Marinick worked as an educator within the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Of his work there he says, “I wanted to give back what so many strived to give me when I was ‘down’.” Marinick currently is both an LADC (licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselor) and CADC (certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor). On June 4th, 2018 he begins work, on a weekly part-time basis, as an addiction counselor at the Norfolk County House of Correction. He has recently released his memoir, Resurrection, and is currently deep into writing his third, hard-boiled, Boston-based crime novel. His new podcast Rick Marinick’s Crime: Inside Out airs weekly.
Founder and owner of Trapology in Boston, MA. Trapology is a puzzle escape room for team building and entertainment.