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Join us at our Burr Ridge Location for a Signing of Colette Tracy’s Book ” Both Sides Now ” | August 10th | 5:30 pm CST

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


August 10th | 5:30 pm CST

Both Sides Now | Colette Tracy | Burr Ridge

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge IL 60527



How did I get here? This question is far too common for women aged forty and over. You may be living life according to a script – go to school, get a job, get married, have children, etc. You spend decades working to make the lives of others better until you wake up and realize that your life hasn’t been your own. Who are you? What do you do for your own enjoyment? Colette Tracy’s Both Sides Now: Reflections for Women at Midlife invites women to remember and recognize that they are unique individuals not required to conform to images and ideals created for them through advertisements or their mothers’ generations. In it, Tracy hopes to provide women the words and examples needed for them to make room for their own happiness. Through interviews, articles and popular TV shows, Tracy explores:

  • “Comparisonitis” and the difficulty of accepting one’s own beauty
  • “Superwoman” myth or maxim
  • Beauty in “rebuilding and rebirthing” at 40

Both Sides Now doesn’t deny the pain, loss, and hardships that women can find at midlife and beyond. It celebrates the strength, courage, and wisdom gained from a life lived openly and honestly, and how women can call on these attributes to find joy. Colette Tracy’s Both Sides Now illustrates how you can make the second half of your life more joyous than the first!  


  Colette Tracy has been a business development Leader and College Instructor, respectively, for most of her career, which spans more than three decades. She is Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit named: Education for growth, which works with underserved students and young adults to teach skills such as Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Empathy, Self Compassion, and Soft skills that can be considered the Arts of Living. She possesses a Master in both Organizational Leadership and Psychology  


August 10
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Village Center
770 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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