Reading helps to develop the mind.
Reading a variety of subjects helps to develop a broad perspective of the world around you.
This book club is based on a "take what you need" approach. Each month focuses on a different topic so the entire year offers something for each facet of your life...
helping you become the healthiest, well-rounded version of yourself.
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2020 January: Career + Productivity
From one of the pioneers of the scientific study of happiness, an indispensable guide to living your best life. Work fills our days with anxiety and pressure; during our free time, we tend to live in boredom, watching TV or absorbed by our phones. People are happiest when challenging themselves with tasks that demand a high degree of skill and commitment, and which are undertaken for their own sake. The lessons in Finding Flow (psychological state that is the power of complete engagement) are life-changing.
2020 April: Leadership + New Beginnings
Rise Sister Rise
For the women who are here at this stage in history to lead the global shift: the return of the mother and the rise of the feminine. Most women have spent much of their working lives "making it" in a man’s world. This is a call to arms for women to rise up, tell their truth, and lead. Full of tools, calls to action, contemplative questions, rituals, and confrontational exercises, this book teaches us that it is safe to let Shakti rise, safe to trust intuition, and safe to take leaps of faith – because in healing ourselves we are healing the world.
2020 July: Home + Family
Raising Good Humans
Here you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids.
As parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking—often by yelling. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well. You’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come.
2020 October: Love + Relationships
Choosing Me Before We
With sass, soul, and empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is for women of all ages. Whether they’re seeking a relationship, evaluating a less-than-fulfilling one, rebounding from a bad breakup, or working through issues with a partner, this book teaches women to stop settling, to get real about the kind of partner they’re looking for, and to start exploring and creating what they truly want in themselves and their relationships.
2020 February: Community + Collaboration
The Art of Gathering
The gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings. Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful experiences, large and small, for work and for play. She looks at a wide array of gatherings and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. This book will forever alter the way you look at your events—and how you host and attend them.
2020 May: Finances
You Are a Badass at Making Money
Launch past your fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Sincero combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results: Uncover what's holding you back from making money; Relate to money in a new way; Tap into your natural ability to grow rich; Shape your reality—stop playing victim to circumstance; Get as wealthy as you wanna be.
2020 August: Adventure + Play
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
At 22, Cheryl faced her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage ending. With nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—alone. Read how one young woman forged ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and finally healed her.
2020 November: Change + Personal Growth
Humble Sexy Power
YOU are humble, sexy, and powerful! Sheila Royce Garcia shows you how to make her power words your own, working to help create your best version of you. Few women recognize the value in treating themselves well. Sheila realized she couldn’t be her special-needs son’s supportive advocate if something didn’t change. Here she shares her transformation to vibrant health and teaches how to enjoy a new mindset, manage time to reach your health goals, and connect more deeply with loved ones.
2020 March: Spirituality + Feeling
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
From Iyanla Vanzant, the star of Oprah Winfrey Network show Iyanla: Fix My Life, "One Day"is full of inspiration and motivation to help you work through problems and improve your emotional and spiritual health. Through exercises and readings, Iyanla provides you with the tools to tap into your strengths and make your dreams come true. This book will open your mind, heart, and soul to the truth of your identity as a creative and powerful being.
2020 June: Clear Communication
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Nepo traces the story of his own hearing loss while unfolding a deeper understanding of how to listen to the world around us and to honor its connections to our internal life and callings. The book is built around three lasting friendships: our friendship with wisdom, with experience, and with each other. Nepo teaches us how to act wholeheartedly, so we can inhabit the gifts we are born with and find the language of our own wisdom.
2020 September: Health + Vitality
The Hormone Cure
Is feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived just a part of being female? Dr. Sara Gottfried refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. Her unique hormone-balancing program has helped thousands of women balance hormones and cure underlying health issues resulting in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits.
2020 December: Freedom
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Despite this wildish nature belonging to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us has muffled the life-giving messages of our souls. Through the stories in this book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, holding her against our psyches as one who is magic and medicine.
2019 January: Career + Productivity
We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, or accomplish, and we hope that we'll be fulfilled when we get there. It's backwards. And it's burning us out. So what if you first got clear on how you actually wanted to feel in your lift, and then created some "Goals with Soul"? The Desire Map brings you a holistic life-planning tool that will revolutionize the way you go after what you want in life.
2019 April: Leadership + New Beginnings
With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
2019 July: Home + Family
Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul
Unstuffed is for anyone who feels stressed out by a life that feels completely overstuffed. It is for the woman who craves not just a step-by-step guide to ridding our lives of STUFF, but a true understanding of why our lives become so stuffed in the first place--and what we can do to stop the madness, once and for all.
2019 October: Love + Relationships
Mating in Captivity
Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships.
2019 February: Community + Giving Back
The Promise of a Pencil
An inspiring story chronicling author Adam Braun’s journey to lead a successful and significant life. Braun was in the midst of a successful Wall Street career when he became inspired to give more. What started with $25, ended with the founding of Pencils of Promise, an organization that has now built more than 200 schools around the world. Every inspiring philanthropist can learn something new through this story.
2019 May: Finances
Love Your Life Not Theirs
In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel Cruze offers seven powerful habits that will help reframe the way you think about your money—and your life. Live the life of your dreams without the debt, stress, and worry wreaking havoc on your joy! Love Your Life, Not Theirs will help you: Quit comparisons, Avoid debt, Spend on a plan, Save for the future, Communicate in healthy ways about money.
2019 August: Adventure + Play
Scrappy Little Nobody
Anna Kendrick recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.” Follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page.
2019 November: Change + Personal Growth
Girl, Wash Your Face
In this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them.
2019 March: Spirituality + Feeling
White Hot Truth
Has your self-help become self-criticism? Fire walks and juice cleanses. Weekend retreats with egomaniac mystics. White Hot Truth is an intimate and (hilariously) relatable account of self-help adventures gone wrong and breakthroughs that made it all right. Danielle LaPorte cheerleads us to tap our own wisdom by having a good laugh, and maybe a good cry, at all the ways we’ve been trying to improve on our self-improvement.
2019 June: Clear Communication
Light is the New Black
Light Is the New Black is a guidebook for women who are here to be bright lights in the world – modern-day lightworkers. In order to thrive in this new age, everything we do must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. Rebecca Campbell shares her own journey, alongside practical tools to help you reconnect with the core of your being, and channeled messages from the Universe. Once you rediscover what you already know at soul level, you can offer the world something that only you can give.
2019 September: Health + Vitality
It Starts With Food
It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever. The Whole30® is a powerful 30-day nutritional reset that has led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food—accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. Hartwig covers the “how” AND the “why,” summarizing the science in a simple, accessible manner.
2019 December: Freedom
Judgment Detox is a clear, proactive, step-by-step program that helps you heal judgment and rediscover your oneness with others.When you follow the 6-step practice, resentments lift and compassion replaces attack. Resistance transforms into freedom, giving you more peace and happiness than you’ve ever known.Your energetic shift clears space for more miracles on a global scale. Not only will you experience massive abundance — you’ll help heal the world, too.