Bernadette Murphy on Embracing Risk

Join us for a wonderful talk with Bernadette as she dives into the topic of RISK. She’ll share:

  • How and why risk is not a four-letter word to be avoided at all costs, but the path to expansion and wholeness, particularly for women
  • The relationship between your brain and risk 
  • The multiple forms of risk beyond just physical
  • Tips for embracing risk and breaking free from the limits of your comfort zone

Bernadette Murphy writes about literature, women, risking taking and life -- from motorcycles to neuroscience to knitting.  She has published four books, including “Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life” (May 2016, Counterpoint Press), and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. A former weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times, her writing has appeared in Salon, Literary Hub, Climbing Magazine, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, New York Observer, Palm Springs Life, Ms. magazine and elsewhere.  She holds an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles and is the mother of three amazing young adults.