Food for Thought 2021: Restart, Revive, Reconnect

The year 2020 was like no other, and we found ourselves pressing pause, pivoting, disconnecting, and disengaging. We spent time focused inward on our physical and mental health. Moving forward in 2021, we are coming up for air, and figuring out how we press play on our lives. How do we restart ourselves for a successful year? How do we revive our psyche and reclaim happiness? How do we reconnect with friends and loved ones?

This year’s Food for Thought digital series will focus on topics in pursuit of three goals – to restart, revive, and reconnect. Similar to last year, the series will feature influential voices from various fields and the public will be invited to engage in the conversation by submitting a question anonymously in advance of the event. The series will take place digitally on Brookfield Place’s Instagram Live platform, on the third Thursday of each month.

We kick off the series’ return with an effort to restart!


On February 18 at 12:30PM ET we’re thrilled to have Claire Wasserman (@clairegetspaid), author and founder of career development organization Ladies Get Paid (@ladiesgetpaid) join negotiation expert Fotini Iconomopoulos (@fotiniicon) to discuss how you can level up in 2021, in the form of negotiation lobbying for career and financial advancement, self-promotion, and being empowered to achieve one’s goals. SUBMIT A QUESTION for the speakers!


On March 18 at 12:30PM ET the focus turns to time management. Content Creator and Time Management Coach Sade Jones (@sadejones_) will speak with Business Productivity Coach & Strategist Simone Little ( thesimonelittle)to discuss how to use your time more efficiently, prioritize your passions, increase productivity, and build good habits that stick.


For the month of April, the Food for Thought series will tackle the sometimes daunting task of home organization. On April 15 at 12:30PM ET, interior stylist and writer Dominique Gebru (@dommdotcom) will join Cathryn Linn (theorganizingorg),Owner of The Organizing Organization and writer, inspiring viewers to make their living space a haven with helpful and easy tips to de-clutter any room.

Join us via Brookfield Place’s Instagram Live or watch past episodes on IG TV.