Jann Arden to Speak About Personal Journey through Midlife

Published: July 2, 2019

On July 12, 2019Jann Arden will be in Vancouver to speak at MOKITA, an event that aims to inspire and foster open discussion around the subject of women’s midlife health.

Jann Arden is the quintessential role model for women right now,” said event organizer, Shirley Weir. “Whether you are navigating your own physical or mental health, caring for aging parents or even considering a relationship or career change, Jann’s deeply personal stories are sure to make you feel less alone and capable of getting through anything.”

Weir is the founder of Menopause Chicks, an online community that provides midlife peer support and health education. She is also the author of an Amazon bestselling book, MOKITA: How to navigate perimenopause with confidence & ease. Mokita , a word from Papua New Guinea, means “the truth we all know, but rarely talk about.”

“Midlife has an incredible way of forcing women to focus on what’s important,” said Weir. “For some women, that might come in small tweaks, and for others, it leads to a complete reinvention.”

No one knows reinvention better than Jann Arden, who speaks candidly about her personal experiences. Like all women, she juggles these real-life experiences with her career as a singer, songwriter, podcaster, tv host, author and most recently, comedic actress in an award-winning sitcom—a line she added to her resume at age 57.

Eight women’s health experts will join the MOKITA stage to crack open conversations on sleep, stress, sex and brain health:

  • Dr. Lori Brotto, Psychologist & Author, Better Sex Through Mindfulness
  • Dr. Sue Buchan, Family Physician
  • Andrea Dobbs, Women’s Health Advocate & Cannabis Advocate
  • Bob Mehr, Integrative Pharmacist
  • Dr. Bal Pawa, Integrative Physician
  • Lynn Posluns, Founder, Women’s Brain Health Initiative
  • Kim Vopni, Vagina Coach
  • Lorna Vanderhaeghe, Natural Health Expert

MOKITA: Conversations for a Healthy Midlife is at the Vancouver Playhouse on Friday, July 12 at 7 pm. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to create a bursary-type fund for women who want to be proactive with their health but are challenged by resources. Tickets are available at MokitaWoman.com.