Meet the Author: Worth the Risk by Dr. Kris Lee

Celebrate the release of Worth the Risk with a reading by behavioral science clinician, research educator, and author Dr. Kris at Trident!

Worth the Risk

Discover the rewards of strategic risk-taking―an award-winning behavioral scientist shares a practical guide on using small, intentional acts of courage to build resilience, confidence, and connection.

We’re bombarded by messages about how dangerous the world is―from both real and fake news. Yet when we hunker down and try to live in a bubble of safety, we can cut ourselves off from the richness and joy life has to offer. In Worth the Risk, Dr. Kristen Lee shows us that by “microdosing” small acts of bravery and connection, we can regain the self-confidence and resilience we need to live full and meaningful lives. “We are hardwired for risk-taking,” she says. “As we become more comfortable with the uncomfortable, our nervous system changes to support us in experiencing a bold, adventurous, colorful life.”

Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, she/they, known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science clinician, researcher educator, speaker, comedian, and activist from Boston, Massachusetts. As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science and Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. Dr. Kris works with organizations and leaders around the world on how to use the science of behavioral change and human potential to build healthy mental health cultures that help prevent burnout and promote organizational and human sustainability. She is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, best-selling Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking-Learn What it Takes to be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World, and Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World. Dr. Kris is the host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy. She is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and Thrive Global. Dr. Kris’s work has been featured on NPR, Ted, Forbes, Fast Company, and CBS radio. Her TedX talk, The Risk You Must Take, has over 324 K views.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781683648505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - June 14th, 2022

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