Sunday Assembly to explore the power of change this Sunday

By Lisa Seel

Photo by Pavel Chusovitin on Unsplash

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. Go out into life, you will find your chance there, and only there.”

While often misattributed to Henry David Thoreau, this quote actually comes from English historian and novelist, James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), in his 1849 book, The Nemesis of Faith. Regardless of who said it, however, the point is still very clear— becoming the person you want to be requires work, thought, and yes, sometimes even change! This month’s topic is “change.” Whether you struggle with change, embrace change, or need change, we will be talking about it and how change can affect happiness in our lives.

Our speaker this month is Angie Phares, an Integrated Health Coach and Yoga Instructor in Pittsburgh ( Angie will be talking about how changing different aspects of our lives can not only increase our happiness quotient, but can also improve our overall health and well-being. In addition to her talk, Angie will be sharing information from the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. at Berkeley, which “is at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.” To learn more, visit them on the web at

Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh is a secular community that celebrates life! Visit our Events page to see what’s happening in the community.

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