Opera Plaza Vegan Dinner, Wed. Oct. 9 at 6 pm, plus Debate
- This Wed. evening, Oct. 9 at 6 pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, enjoy a fabulous vegan dinner prepared by a certified Nutrition Consultant. Patricia Allen Koot, NE, NC, If you enjoyed the vegan cake Patricia demo'ed at the World Vegetarian Festival, then come this Weds. and have some more. Plus a full-course vegan dinner, totally health-supporting, made without eggs, dairy, honey, oil or added sugars. Watch for the menu on Tuesday.After dinner, stay for an Oxford-style debate on a topic of great importance to those who are interested in wellness. Michael Edelstein, PhD, and Malcolm Greenhill,CFP, MBA, will debate David F. Koot, JD on the following topic: "Free Will vs. Determinism"The notion of free will rests on two assumptions: (1) each us could have behaved differently than we did in the past, and (2) we are the conscious source of most of our thoughts and actions in the present. The determinist view denies both and views our choices as determined by prior causes which are, in turn, determined themselves by prior causes, with an infinite regression of cause and effect, most of which we are unaware.Michael Edelstein is a nationally-renowned clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, Three Minute Therapy. Dr. Edelstein has an in-person and telephone therapy practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Three Minute Therapy, a self-help book for overcoming common emotional and behavioral problems, for which he has been awarded Author of the Year. The book was a Quality Paperback Book Club/Book-of-the-Month Club Selection, a Behavioral Sciences Book Service Book Club Selection, and an Albert Ellis Institute Selection. His latest book, Stage Fright, includes interviews with Robin Williams, Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Maya Angelou, and others, relating their personal experiences and wisdom in coping with performance anxiety.
In his practice, Dr. Edelstein specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and addictions, and is one of the few practitioners of REBT in the Bay Area. He is also the San Francisco SMART Recovery Professional Advisor.
Dr. Edelstein lectures nationally and internationally, appears on radio and television, and is published in psychological journals. He writes the advice column, "Ask Dr.Mike," which has appeared in the Mensa San Francisco Intelligencer and In the Know.
Malcolm Greenhill CFP, MBA, President of Sterling Futures, is a founding member of the San Francisco Institute of Certified Financial Planners (now FPA) and is a past President and past Chairman of that organization. He has taught graduate financial planning courses at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and has been interviewed on ABC Channel 7 News, CBS Marketwatch, USA Today, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, The Journal of Financial Planning, Financial Advisor Magazine, CNNfn, Financial Planning Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner.
He pursued graduate work in economics and politics at Oxford University in England and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, one of Europe’s leading business schools.
Malcolm writes about financial, economic and wealth related issues, in the broadest sense of the word, on his award-winning personal blogging site - malcolmscorner.
David Koot is Executive Director of Wellness Central.
The debate will be videotaped for broadcast.
Location is the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco. Take the elevator to the first floor, then security will key you down to the mezzanine for the event.
A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat dinner plus the debate. The Nutritionist and the Debaters are donating their time. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.
RSVP to (888) 234-1361 or email to: rsvp@...
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