Major life changes don’t just happen overnight. To quote the classic film What About Bob?, you need to take “baby steps” to achieve your goals. And here’s a way to get you going: Author Susan Shapiro (Unhooked: How to Quit Anything) hosts Change Your Life: A New Year’s Resolution Book Panel at the Strand, featuring Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and bestselling author of Love in 90 Days, and others to help you figure out the secrets to getting everything you want this year. If you can’t catch Shapiro today, she’ll be at Housing Works on Wednesday for Speed Shrink for the New Year, where mental-health experts will dish out advice in rapid-fire “speed shrinking” sessions. Hosted by “neurotic” comedians Jason Schneider and Libby Segal, the evening also includes refreshments and treats. Therapy finally made fun!
Tue., Jan. 10, 7 p.m., 2012