BOCA RATON, Fla. (December 29, 2017) — Through an engaging, interactive program series blend of art, music, comedy, literature, theater, mind/body/soul balance and spiritual enlightenment, TAKE 5 For You™ this January delivers 11 empowering opportunities to help energize those in the community to individually hit their personal reboot button for more self-discovery, fulfillment and enjoyment in 2018. Whether one is seeking reflection, renewal and reconnection or a bit of entertainment, laughter and fun with family and friends…it’s time to TAKE 5 For You™.

Created and produced by Boca Raton’s Promise (, the series is presented in collaboration with a growing list of agencies, organizations and personal coaches, including:


  • Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
  • Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
  • Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, A Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
  • Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
  • Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place
  • Neurocore Brain Performance Centers
  •  IAEDP South Florida (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals)
  • Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™, Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros
  • Sacred Treehouse, Patty Shutt, Psy. D.
  • Mat Matterz, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried
  • EmpowHERful Voice, Suzy Garber


While a comprehensive calendar of open-to-the-public TAKE 5 for You signature events, community conversations and workshops is featured on along with more programming and registration details, here are some key highlights:




    Featuring Author Lisa Hillman

Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Sponsors include
Boca Raton’s Promise.


During this open-to-the-public forum, Author Lisa Hillman discusses her book
“Secret No More as she shares her story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance as one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love.


Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m.

Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Admission: Open-to-the-public, FREE. MUST pre-reserve your seat in advance online at


    Presented by Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life and Boca Raton Regional Hospital


Glennon Doyle – #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior”, an Oprah’s Book Club Pick – along with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ founders Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros will present an empowering and insightful conversation, followed by a Q&A, on living this year to the fullest.


Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.
Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center,
3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Admission: Open-to-the-public.  Registration is required; seating is limited. $35 (general admission), $100 (priority seating). Purchase tickets online at or call 561-955-7227.


Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise’s Art Committee and Gallery 22


Participants will enjoy a night of personal expression, creativity and camaraderie as they grab a paintbrush and join in creating a community “conversation on canvas” that will become a touring exhibition throughout the community. No art experience necessary.


Wednesday, January 17, Two sessions: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place, 282 Via Naranja, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Boca Raton

Admission: $5 per person donation, includes light refreshments. Limited to 25 people per session. Free parking; paid valet parking is available. Purchase tickets online at


  • FATTITUDE: A Body Positive Documentary Screening and

Q&A with Filmmaker Lindsey Averill

Presented by the South Florida chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) in collaboration with Boca Raton’s Promise.


Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. It is the brainchild of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman with the goal to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists – including the likes of Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winnie Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen and others.

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dawson Theater at Boca Raton Regional Hospital

800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Admission: FREE, Seating is limited. Must pre-register at



Presented by Neurocore Brain Performance Centers

( and Boca Raton’s Promise


For those struggling with memory loss, lack of focus, loss of sleep, Neurocore may be a resource.  During this lunch session, attendees will learn about how Neurocore’s med-free approach uses science and technology to boost overall brain performance and may reduce symptoms associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression and more!


Thursday, January 18, 12 Noon

Mariposa, Neiman Marcus at Town Center of Boca Raton

5860 Glades Rd, Level Two, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Admission: Session size is limited for best interaction. FREE but pre-registration is required.  Contact Jon Kaye at [email protected] or call 561-392-5166.


    Presented by Sacred Treehouse and Boca Raton’s Promise


We can rewire the brain to include positive emotions that not only soften the disappointments and pain we encounter in life, but ultimately lead us to greater joy and fulfillment. Join Patty Shutt, Psy.D. as she guides you on a journey toward developing your own self-compassion practice.

Saturday, January 20-11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Junior League of Boca Raton Vegso Resource Center, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Admission:  FREE, online pre-registration is required at


    Uncovering and Discovering What Truly is Important for You, On and Off the Mat

Presented by Mat Matterz and Boca Raton’s Promise


This intro to meditation and yoga is led Mary Ann Morgan-Fried, a certified E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Teacher, Lolë Wellness Professional and inspirational speaker who is passionate about sharing the healing, grace and love that can be achieved through meditation, yoga and the power of the breath.


Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Admission: $5 donation in advance, $10 at door; purchase tickets online at


    Create the Life You WISH Existed and Design the Life You KNOW You Deserve!

Presented by Certified Life and Transition Coach Suzy Garber of EmpowHERful Voice

( and Boca Raton’s Promise.


During this highly motivational and hands-on 90-minute workshop, participants will have an opportunity to create a clear vision for EVERYTHING they desire in their life! They will create and leave with their very own vision board that will remind and guide them on their personal journey. Participants must bring a printed “happy” photo of them to the workshop.


Saturday, January 20, 2:15 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton: Vegso Resource Center, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Admission: Session size is limited for best interaction. $5 donation in advance, $10 at door; Purchase tickets online at


    Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise, Sponsored by Kaye Communications


A fun and casual throwback nod to the popular, intimate live music venues of the ‘60s and ‘70s where peace-inspired guitar playing and sing-a-long “folk and friend” favorites made everyone feel united and hopeful … imparting a sense of shared humanity. Much more than a performance night, screens will feature lyrics…for a collective nostalgic “singfest” of memorable songs by Peter, Paul & Mary; James Taylor; John Denver; Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell to Simon & Garfunkel; Carol King and John Lennon. Emcee is Cindy Nimhauser; Master Song Leader is Patti Linsky along with other local “live” talent.


Saturday, January 20, 7 p.m.
The Atrium at Cendyn
, 980 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Admission: $40 per person, includes live entertainment, coffees, teas, dessert bar and one glass of Prosecco. Cash “wine bar” available. Plenty of free parking. Purchase tickets online at



  • Altar EGO: A One-Woman Powerhouse Show

Presented by Boca Raton’s Promise in collaboration with the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC


Altar EGO is a one-woman powerhouse show brimming with signature wit, humor and zest for life that features original songs and clever new lyrics to standards, tongue-in-cheek humor and audaciously delicious verve as Cantor Patti Linsky shares her story of how she went through a near-death experience and came out on the other side transformed. Altar EGO inspires as Linsky traces her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation through her 21-year poignant journey that included a car accident in 1996 that began a painkiller road, followed by an addiction/ breakdown in rehab 2007, and later abdominal surgery in 2009 which almost took her life. Linsky shares her remarkable story through Altar EGO so that others may begin to walk a path to their own authenticity, devoid of shame and humiliation.


Sunday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Admission: $40 reserved seating with continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.;
$30 general admission. Plenty of free parking. Purchase tickets online at


    Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and Boca Raton’s Promise


This enlightening 90-minute Mental Health Awareness session is an introduction to the most common mental illnesses a person may have. This presentation will teach signs and symptoms to be aware of, how to speak to a person suffering, and ways to connect them to help in their community.

Sunday, January 21, 12 Noon

Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Admission: FREE, includes light refreshments. For optimal interaction, the session is limited to 30 participants; MUST reserve your seat in advance by calling Jaclyn Tureff at
(561) 852-3151 or email [email protected].


ABOUT TAKE 5 For You Presenter: Boca Raton’s Promise

Boca Raton’s Promise is a non-profit organization based in Boca Raton that drives BOCA BRAVE grassroots community mental health awareness and education initiatives to spark critical conversations at home, school, work and play. Key objectives are to help reduce the stigma that prevents children and families in crisis to seek help and gain access to much needed mental health services and treatment, raise sensitivity and acceptance for those in such need, support youth-focused educational programming, provide training for and certification on first-responder mental health first aid, educate community on the available resources and raise funds to maximize opportunities to ignite and sustain the vital messaging.


For more information on TAKE 5 for You programming and sponsorship opportunities,
contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications, [email protected], (561) 756-3099.