A Series of Lunchtime Conversations

11:30 to 1:30, the second & last Friday of every month.

Forget Facebook, this is old fashion facetime with a twist!

A lunchtime dialogue with notable leaders in their field. Less a lecture, more a covey of conversation. Sign up for one or more, keep checking back as we schedule more amazing teachers! Some teachers are teaching more than once on different topics. Sign up below for the date you want to attend.

Here are the conversations:



Bill specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy. He currently works with clients of all ages in an effort to improve communication skills so that they can work towards and create the kinds of relationships that matter to them. We will be focusing on intimate andfamilial relationships, but Bill’s approach to communication applies to a broad spectrum of the relationships we encounter and foster to create a richer home life and a more fulfilling work life. Read more about Bill at




February 22, 2019: LAST WOMAN STANDING, Take Control of Your Estate! with Lorie Homer Kraus, Attorney at Law

Lorie specializes in estate planning and administration. Her focus is to help clients proactively plan for an array of life events and challenges. This conversation will focus on understanding family finances through the lens of estate planning. We will talk about topics like mortgages, insurances, children’s tuition, family trusts, managing assets of aging parents, what you need to know about community and separate property, and retirement assets in order to fully understand and to be fully prepared if and when we are the Last Woman Standing. The idea is to know what we need to know before we need to know it! Read more about Lorie at




March 8, 2019: WHAT WE EAT SHOULDN’T KILL US! with JULIE WARD of Fresh Food Alchemy


Julie Ward of Fresh Food Alchemy will talk to us about plant-based eating and ways in which we can bring the benefits of fresh veggies and herbs into our diet without going full on Vegan! Julie will give us a primer on plant-based eating and leave us with recipes to try at home. We will talk about ways in which healthy eating can promote ease of menopause symptoms and mental wellbeing. More Information to follow, but in the meantime, please check out Julie’s website at Fresh Food Alchemy.


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March 22, 2019: Speaker to be announced



Coffee, Teas & Waters will be served along with a selection of desserts. Please feel free to bring your lunch. There are no heating capabilities, so don’t bring soup!

If you want to pick up lunch, here are a few suggestions that are within walking distance of the studio:

Food They are offering 10%, just mention Fiftiness
The Six
Louises Italian Kitchen 
John O’Groats


Time: 11:30 to 1:30pm

Place: Studio, 10604 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064, ample metered & free street parking. Please read the signs!

Cost $18.00

Please chose date of lunch attending when paying. Thanks!




Contact Erica at if you have any questions, or if you prefer Venmo.