Coffee Talk 1-13-14
Hadassah Coffee Talk took place on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the home of Marsha Barsman. Guest speaker Shari Goldsmith, LISW, led a spirited discussion on "The Male Brain vs. The Female Brain: Do we really see the world through different eyes? How can we all get along?”
After socializing over refreshments, the group settled into the living room, where Tobe Snow spoke about upcoming Hadassah events and Hadassah’s ongoing mission. She then introduced guest speaker Shari Goldsmith, a Women’s Success Coach, motivational speaker, and author of 31 Days to Finding Your Inner Sass.
Shari read a series of scientific statements comparing male and female brains and how they function, challenging the group to guess which statements were true or false. Among the surprising revelations was the fact that men’s and women’s brains are wired differently, with men’s wiring running from front to rear, enabling better spatial navigation and problem-solving, while women’s brains functioned more from side to side, allowing for better empathy and emotional intelligence. By the end of the evening, we all agreed that you can’t expect your man to respond to you like your girlfriends, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair, thanked Shari Goldsmith and hostess Marsha Barsman, and presented them each with a red rose and a Hadassah certificate. Coffee Talk is a monthly casual get-together, usually held in a Hadassah member’s home, to discuss topics of interest. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, alternating between evening and morning times.