Marietta joins other guest speakers participating in the Seventh Annual UVA Women’s Midlife Symposium. How could she resist the proposed topic of her remarks: “Why Philosophy Matters?” She will define philosophy as set forth in her books—philosophy is the art of clear thinking—and explain why good conversation is essential to mental clarity. What we carry around in her heads directs all our actions. How can we get our minds in good shape? What practices can produce mental clarity? Is joy within reach? Did philosophy assist her in emptying the house at 1203? Signed copies of her books will be available for purchase, and Marietta will be available to chat and laugh. For further information, check with UVA’s Women’s Midlife Health Center: https://uvahealth.com/locations/profile/midlife-health and phone #434-243-4720.