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One with the Water’s Founder and Head Coach was so inspired by Maggie Newcomb’s book that he wants to share with all members and friends this inspirational story. Mental Health is a very important part of life and over 60% of One with the Water’s clients struggle with fears and anxiety as special needs swimmers.

We cordially invite you to join us on Friday April 1st to hear the story of Maggie Newcomb as she performs stand-up comedy and teaches you about Bipolar I Disorder. Then join us on Saturday April 2nd for a full day workshop on creating a mentally healthy life and family.

Topics to be covered include:
* Understanding mental illness and how to talk about it
* Strategies to build a healthy lifestyle to prevent mental and emotional challenges
* Creating a mindset for rebuilding, recovery and long term stability
* Soul Blazing Communication
* How the Parent Can Be “Psychologically Used” by the Adolescent

Panel Members

MaggieMaggie Newcomb
Keynote Speaker Maggie Newcomb, M.A.Ed., is a speaker, comedian, and writer. After years of performing stand-up comedy, Maggie now uses humor to speak honestly about living with mental illness. She also draws on her years of experience working in adult education to teach people how to accept their own mental illness diagnoses and embrace lives of true stability.


JamesTobinJames Tobin, Ph.D.
A former Division I NCAA competitive swimmer, James Tobin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents, parents and families. He is recognized for his engaging workshops designed to help parents navigate their child’s journey toward emotional and psychological independence. Drawing from 15 years of clinical practice, Dr. Tobin views the inevitable turbulence of adolescence as an opportunity for all family members to achieve self-insight and relational freedom.


lisa_haishaLisa Haisha
As the founder of the Soul Blazing Sanctuary in Sherman Oaks, California, Lisa is recognized as one of Hollywood’s top counselors and humanitarians. Lisa’s Soul Blazing workshops have been attended by Hollywood producers, A-list actors, and individuals seeking transformational change in their personal and professional lives. Lisa has dedicated her life to helping others fulfill theirs by bringing Soul Blazing to audiences around the world.

Comedy Charity Event

Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Suggested Donation: $100

PURCHASE TICKETS Write off your comedy night!
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your donation is tax-deductible.

Comedy Charity Event & Day Workshop

Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Workshop & Lunch – Creating a Mentally Healthy Life & Family
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Suggested Donation: $175

PURCHASE TICKETS Write off your comedy night and workshop!
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your donation is tax-deductible.

About the Book:

Chocolate Pudding in Heaven: The Intriguing Journey of My Bipolar Mind

chocolate_pudding_bookMaggie Newcomb had not just one, but three serious mental breakdowns, and in Chocolate Pudding in Heaven she takes you along on her candid journey from chaos and madness to stability and joy. Diagnosed with bipolar I disorder in her teens, Maggie cleverly reveals the mystery of the human brain as she recounts her last manic episode that began in amazing bliss, and then destroyed the life she had worked so hard to create. After being hospitalized and medicated, she is thrown back into reality, left to pick up the pieces of her broken life. With dignity and foresight Maggie gives you a glimpse into the true story of one person’s struggle with mental illness. Through humor and compassion, this inspiring book shows that although the terrain of mental illness is not easily navigated, it can be crossed, and when you can get past the pain there is a beautiful life waiting…or at least some really good chocolate pudding.

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