The next presentation of the Woodbridge Happiness Club is “Can There Be Happiness And Peace In The Aftermath Of Tragedy?” By Audrey Carson. Can one ever laugh without the pangs of guilt, open your heart to love again and learn to thrive and not merely survive? These are many of the questions we ask ourselves when life as we knew it no longer exists. Audrey’s daughter Elizabeth was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, the family’s veterinarian, when she was just twenty-four. There is absolutely nothing to prepare you for such a tragedy. There came the day when Audrey had to make the choice. Was she going to be engulfed in the treacherous waves of despair and fear, or was she going to go on her own journey to find a level of happiness and life with new meaning and purpose?
Her travels took her behind prison walls asking questions about forgiveness and love. She became empowered and fueled through a new understanding and knowledge with what happens in the absence of love. Audrey found her own way to let go of the gnawing anger and not let it manifest in disease knowing full well it potentially would kill her, too. She was not going to let Elizabeth’s murderer kill her family or herself. They needed to carve out a new life and not be defined by tragedy and surround themselves with others of the same mind set.
Audrey is the facilitator of The Hartford Happiness Club which was launched in May of 2014 and continues to grow locally. Monthly free meetings provide a wonderful place for people to meet, grow and connect.
Date & Time: Thursday, August 23, 2017, from 7:00 – 8:45 P.M.
Place: the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.