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Jenifer Joy Madden presents:
“How To Be an Active Living Advocate”

Richmond, VA

Thursday, May 18

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

 

GRETCHEN’S BOOK CLUB

Monday, February 13

7pm

McLean, Virginia

 

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KOB-TV

November 28, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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PRIOR EVENTS:

Friday, November 18

Book signing at the 

Notre Dame Bookstore!

1:30-3:00pm

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Saturday, November 19

Chatting about SLEEP with Kristin Bien  

 

WSBT-TV South Bend, Indiana

7:50am

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Friday, November 11

A visit with the nice folks at

Good Things Utah! 

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KTVX-TV Salt Lake City, Utah

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Saturday, October 29

Talked parenting tricks for better family communication with Marcus Moore of 

WFAA-TV Dallas 

WATCH HERE

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Indie Author Open House

 Saturday, October 8, 12-2pm

Patrick Henry Library

101 Maple Ave, East
Vienna, VA

Celebrate the 1st-ever Indie Author Day!  Meet the best of Vienna, Virginia’s writing talent, including yours truly.  Details here.

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Bike the NoVi Trail Network!

 Sunday, October 9, 2-4pm

Ride begins at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court

Vienna, VA

Take a beautiful ride through the countryside near Tysons and visit two county, two regional, and one national park. Learn the grassroots story behind the NoVi (Northern Vienna) Trail Network from the author and instigator: me!  Details here.

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WJET-TV

October 11

Erie, PA

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Double Header at the Erie County Library!

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#1:   Durable Parenting Skills

Tuesday, October 11, 12-1pm

Millcreek Branch Library
2088 Interchange Rd.
Suite 280
Erie, PA

Be a better parent by seizing the amazing powers you have that your smartphone doesn’t!  Tips and tricks from the author of How To Be a Durable Human Details here.

#2:   Meet the Author of How To Be a Durable Human 

Tuesday, October 11, 7-8pm

Blasco Memorial Library
160 East Front St
Erie PA

 While personal digital technology has revolutionized and advanced our lives as human beings, it has had unexpected effects on our bodies and minds. Learn how to live in harmony with your technology and be durable and “built to last” in body and mind.  Tips and tricks from the author of How To Be a Durable Human. Details here. 

 

PRIOR EVENTS:

Schoolyear Kickoff

Family Mindfulness Walk

Sunday, September 18

Meadowlark Botanical Garden

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

2pm-4pm

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court

Vienna, VA 22182

(Rain date: 2pm Sunday, September 25)

Start the schoolyear off so everyone in the family can stay calm, cool, and collected even with the rush of projects, tests, and early mornings. Delight your senses on this walk and talk guided by mindfulness expert and author Jenifer Joy Madden. Learn how to set family priorities to maintain life balance, build a close connection with nature, and live in harmony with your technology.

$20 per family includes park entrance fee for all family members and a copy of a signed copy of the author’s new book, How To Be a Durable Human: Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design. ($15 per family if member of Meadowlark, $10 per individual). SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48aaa729abfb6-schoolyear

  

 

Friday June 10, 2016

6-8pm

ECO DISCOVERY NIGHT AND ART WALK!

Belvedere Elementary School

Friday June 10, 6-8pm

Falls Church, VA

 

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ECO DISCOVERY NIGHT AND ART WALK!

Belvedere Elementary School

Friday June 10, 6-8pm

Falls Church, VA

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Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

 

We are READY TO ROCKET!
Come to the launch of

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Falls Church, VA

Fully accessible by bus, Metro, bike and car!

GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE!


 

Springhill Senior Living CommunityVisit on the web any time:

 

Family Matters copyright Virginia Colin

Family Matters” on VoiceAmerica Internet Radio

“Taming the Technology Beast: Lessons from The Durable Human Manifesto”

“Family Matters” is hosted by award-winning family mediator and author, Virginia Colin. We talk families, tech, and why little kids need to get to know their own operating systems before they’re introduced to all the others.

Listen to “Family Matters” here

 


 

 

Jenifer Joy Madden at the New Author Book Slam

VIENNA, VIRGINIA

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue, East, Vienna, VA

“Self-publishing Tips and Tricks”

 You can publish a book these days at the touch of a button, but will you do it right? Or, more importantly, will anybody read it? Join me as I share my secrets for producing print, e- and audio books, all hard won through sometimes painful (and expensive) trial and error.  We’ll begin the evening with my tales of birthing The Durable Human Manifesto followed by the relief of being included in Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, a traditionally-published book where somebody else did all the work. This free Local Authors Scene Meetup is hosted by Dr. Lisa Schaefer of CrowdPublish.TV, a marketing site for authors who own their own rights.JJ at LTYM DC 2015

 


 

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Walk of Lights

“What’s Behind the Lights?”

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Ever wonder how Meadowlark transforms into the magical Winter Walk of Lights? Why does seeing them make you feel so good? Get all the answers on this insiders’ walk and talk. Enjoy exclusive access to spectacular views as you muse on the show’s creativity and the special connections humans make with nature during the holiday season. Your guides are Meadowlark Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson and author, Jenifer Joy Madden. $20 cost per person includes a ticket to the lights and a copy of Jenifer’s inspiring book, The Durable Human Manifesto. Bundle up, bring a flashlight and meet in the Visitor Center promptly at 4pm.  Space is limited. To make a reservation, call  Meadowlark at 703-255-3631, extension 0. Walk of Lights Meadowlark by Meadowlark


 

TYSONS, VIRGINIA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

How Durability Kickstarts Creativity and Success

Time to realize all the things you can do that your smartphone can’t!  Join me for this month’s Transition Roundtable, a gathering of job seekers and tweakers. Buck up your confidence with my inside secrets for how to be durable in body, mind and spirit so you have more light bulb moments and a “Hire me!” aura that turns the heads of potential employers. HUB logo


 

ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Monday, October 6, 2014

“What You are Doing to be Durable”

A conversation with the Springhill Senior Living Community.  I share photographic evidence of why choosing to live there has made residents more durable in body, mind and spirit.

I love what Sandy at Springhill wrote about my visit:

Living at Springhill is great because it helps you to be durable. That’s the conclusion of Jenifer Joy Madden, author of The Durable Human Manifesto – a little book of inspiration for making the best of yourself in body and mind. Jeni, who now hails from Washington, D.C. and worked as a script writer for ABC, grew up in Erie (graduated from Notre Dame) and has gotten to know Springhill during her visits with her dad, our own Dr. Chuck Joy.

Her book is meant for all audiences and called today’s audience “BC” or before computers. ““BC” audiences are strong, and have to think for themselves,” said Jeni. But to continue to be durable in this world Jeni reminded Springhill residents that the environment they have chosen to live provides many opportunities to be durable. “For example the regular exercise classes or just even walking down the long hallways! And I know I’ve covered nutritionally when I eat here with dad!” going on to explain how important good nutrition is for a durable body. “I came upon a gentleman here putting together a jigsaw puzzle and he offered to me to come sit down and take your mind off your problems! You are enveloped by caring neighbors and staff – it permeates Springhill!” “And you are surrounded by nature. So much is put in to make you feel good in and out. There is such a thing a ‘nature deficit disorder’ we don’t feel well when we can’t enjoy nature. Again, you’ve made a durable choice to live at Springhill!”

Dr. Chuck Joy provided everyone in the audience with a copy of his daughter’s Manifesto! Springhill Senior Living Community JJ at Spring Oct 2014 JJ presentation at Springhill Oct 2014JJ with Springhill customer Oct 2014


 VIENNA, VIRGINIA

Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:30pm

“Embrace Your Nature” Meadowlark Gardens Twilight Stroll

Author Jenifer Joy Madden teams up with park manager and Smithsonian naturalist Keith Tomlinson to lead a midsummer excursion through northern Virginia’s only botanical garden. Includes a mindfulness activity to “open the sense doors,” a guided tour of the park and its artwork, and a rare sunset ring of the magnificent Korean Bell.

"Under the Sea" by Harry McDaniel displayed in Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA These days, because so many of us spend so much time time associating with our helpful digital devices, we sometimes forget about all the amazing things we can do that our smart phones can’t.

Jenifer Joy Madden’s signature “Walks and Talks” give you a chance to step away from your daily busy-ness and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit amid the sounds, sights and sensations of beautiful natural settings. Jenifer’s easy-to-read Durable Human Manifesto is designed to help people of all ages to be happier, more creative and “built to last.”

As she says, “In a world increasingly filled with tireless gadgets, if we humans are to continue as true, active contributors in society, we must be durable.  We have highly-evolved assets such as our senses and muscles, but the good stuff about us can go unutilized as we contend with everyday pressures and the glut of incoming information.

Taking time out to connect with nature not only gives us a break, it can kick-start creativity and spark new ideas.” The “Embrace Your Nature” tour of Meadowlark includes a stop at the lovely Azalea Gazebo, where visitors can bask in the sounds of life emanating from the forest. On the stroll, Jenifer and Keith will reflect on the skills that earlier humans needed to survive in the forest, why people today also need to be self-reliant, and how to build personal durability.

Jenifer has held other “Walks and Talks” at the Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden and the University of Notre Dame Sculpture Park.

Fourteen years ago,  an attempt to visit Meadowlark with her then 6-year-old son sent Jenifer down the path to civic engagement. When the pair tried to walk to the park from their home nearby, it was impossible because there were no sidewalks. Subsequently, she proposed a network of walking trails that connected residents not only with Meadowlark, but many other local parks and amenities. Local residents welcomed the idea and the system was ultimately funded by Fairfax County. Now, as the Silver Line comes online, the “NoVi Trail Network” also gives residents a safe way to walk to new neighborhood bus stops and to bike to the Tysons Metro stations.

Those interested in attending the Twilight stroll can register by calling the Meadowlark Gardens Visitors Center at 703-255-3631, extension “0”. The $10 cost includes the park entry fee and a signed copy of The Durable Human Manifesto. (Rain date: July 27)

About the Author:   Jenifer Joy Madden is a digital journalist and adjunct professor, inveterate parent of three, and award-winning community leader based in the Washington, D.C. area, where she literally and figuratively builds bridges to greater well-being. Her writing and videography have informed millions on ABC News, PBS, Discovery Health Channel, in The Washington Post and at DurableHuman.com. Jenifer is also an avid cyclist, a Fairfax County (Virginia) transportation commissioner, and was named 2012 “Lady Fairfax” and the 2007 Hunter Mill District “Community Champion” for her work developing “The NoVi (Northern Vienna) Trail Network”: a system of paths that connects residents and visitors by foot and bicycle to one national park, two regional parks, ten county parks and the new Silver Line Metro.


 

PORTLAND, OREGON

June 11, 2014
HOW TO BE DURABLE IN A DIGITAL WORLD:  An Evening of Inspiration and Images 

Here are some photos from the event


NOTRE DAME, INDIANA

 May 31, 2014

EXPERIENCE THE NOTRE DAME SCULPTURE GARDEN

Here are some photos from the event

Jenifer (far right) and friends admire “Tracery” by Deborah Butterfield in the Notre Dame Sculpture Park

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