Glenbard Parent Series speaker to offer tips to harness intense feelings and let go of perfectionism

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things are Not Okay."

Glenbard graduate Liz Fosslien will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, via Zoom. Go to for further information and the link to this webinar.

Big feelings can overwhelm young people and adults and may leave people feeling alone in their struggle.

Sharing surprising scientific data, personal stories and original illustrations, Fosslien will examine uncomfortable feelings such as burnout, jealousy, despair and anger.

Participants will learn how regret can become a compass for making future decisions and how to identify what lies behind feelings of frustration. She will also discuss detaching self-worth from performance and letting go of perfectionism.

Fosslien is the co-author and illustrator of the national bestseller "Big Feelings" and the Wall Street Journal bestseller "No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work." As the head of content and communications at Humu, she helps teams and leaders develop habits that build resilience, harness emotions and unlock potential.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at

Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs of Division 9, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, Rosecrance Health Network and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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