Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get Out of Your Own Way to Live a Fuller Life

With the right attitude and some creative thinking, everyone is capable of accomplishing more in both their professional and personal lives—they just have to believe in themselves and push their daily distractions to the side for a bit. On Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 pm, Robin Holleran, a local freelance writer and adventurer who lives in Mendham, will speak at Bernardsville Public Library and tell listeners how to do just that.

Some of Ms. Holleran’s adventures include traveling solo with young children across the country, surviving a plane crash and then flying again, and hiking to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She will have a number of suggestions to help people overcome challenges and typical objections when striving to reach new goals—sometimes with some unexpected results.

An award-winning freelancer with more than 20 years business and publishing experience, Ms. Holleran’s articles appear regularly in online and print magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs and e-books targeted to both consumer and business audiences. In addition, she ghost writes for corporate executives who want to reach and influence their internal employee base or be perceived as thought leaders in their industries. While earning her Public Communications degree at American University in Washington, D.C., Ms. Holleran got a taste for the writing profession as a public relations intern at the National Gallery of Art before becoming an assistant editor of a trade publication that promoted Lamaze childbirth. She later held a number of management positions in the real estate, banking and computer industries before becoming a full-time freelance writer. She received "Honorable Mention" in the 75th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition that attracted over 15,000 entries for a short memoir about surviving a plane crash in December 2005.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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