Stuck in a rut? Feel like everyone else is doing better than you? Or are you still struggling with losing those last 10 pounds? Instead of sitting on Facebook all night peeking in on the lives of everyone else who seems better off than you, get some help. And don't let the moniker "spiritual guru" turn you off. Marianne Williamson is a cut above the rest, but you wouldn't know that unless you've read one of her 10 books; been affected by Project Angel Food, her meals-on-wheels program that serves L.A. residents with AIDS; or been following the development of the Peace Alliance, the organization she founded that's geared toward establishing a U.S. Department of Peace. Her ongoing weekly lecture, "A Course in Miracles," addresses healing, feelings of inadequacy, lack of self-love and everything that brings you down in today's world. But she brings you up. She even hits the mark when it comes to the notion that overeating has an emotional component -- something that medical professionals fail to address. Whatever your obstacle is to achieving peace of mind and happiness, instead of wasting time "friending" a bunch of losers, get up and help yourself by attending her lecture. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd.; Mon., June 11, 7:30 p.m.; $15. sabantheatre.org.
Mon., June 11, 7:30 p.m., 2012