Do you love learning? Do you love to read?
Are you ready to expand you self-awareness and transform your life?
Come join other holistically oriented, like-minded people in a book discussion group. We will focus of books about wellness, spirituality, personal growth, and holistic healing.
Our first book discussion meeting, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, focused on the small but powerful book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. These four agreements are: 1) Be impeccable with your word; 2) Don’t take anything personally; 3) Don’t make assumptions; and 4) Always do your best.
Our second meeting will occur on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, here at Lake Country Wellness & Counseling. We will discuss David Perlmutter, MD's challenging and intriguing book "Grain Brain", which informs us why the typical American diet is not working for us and is, in fact, making us sick.
Please join us at our third book discussion meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm here at Lake Country Wellness & Counseling. We will be discussing Caroline Myss' book "Entering the Castle : An Inner Path to God and Your Soul ". Dr. Wayne Dyer comments, "An offering to your soul that shimmers with insight. Caroline Myss writes and speaks from her heart with great clarity and vision. I enthusiastically endorse her teachings. Pay attention--there is much to learn here."
Please join us at our fourth book discussion meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm here at Lake Country Wellness & Counseling. We will be discussing Joseph Campbell's "The Power of Myth". Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell on subjects "from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit".
Please join us at our fifth book discussion meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm here at Lake Country Wellness & Counseling. We will be discussing Anodea Judith,Ph.D's "Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love". Bruce Lipton writes "Science has revealed that the planet is deep into its sixth mass extinction--this time the direct result of human behavior. This book provides illuminating insight as to how we arrived at this crossroad and how, if we change our perception of life, we can heal the environment and ourselves. Read this book and help save our world."
Please join us at our sixth book club meeting, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where we will be discussing a novel with a spritual message "Ten of Swords" by Lynne Carol Austin. Lynne is a local holicatic practioner, Shaman, and a dear friend.
Please join us at our seventh book discussion meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Patti Lawn's house (it will be a festive gathering). We will be discussing "Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman", by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen. “Artemis is emerging in the popular culture as a new source of strength, power, and integrity. She is the protector of life, the activist who never gives up, the idealistic heroine who cannot be subdued. In this beautiful, inspiring book, Bolen shows how a woman can draw upon her courage and her passion to change the world.” – Isabel Allende, Author of House of the Spirits.
Please join us at our eighth book discussion meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We will be discussing the inspirational memoir, "The Boy who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" by William Kamkwanba and Brayan Mealer.
Please join us at our ninth book discussion meeting on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm here at LCWC. We will be discussing the thought provoking"God's Message to the World: You've got Me All Wrong" by Neale Donald Walsch. This New York Times best selling author of "Conversations with God" writes, "To form the closest bond with God you've ever had, open this book now!"
Please join us at our tenth book discussion meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. We will be discussing "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo, a novel exploring one man's journey of spiritual awakening. In Merullo's masterful hands, Otto, the main character, tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
Please join us at our eleventh book discussion meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. We will be discussing the inspiring novel "The Heart of the Labyrinth" by Nicole Schwab . "The Heart of the Labyrinth is a beautifully evocative spiritual parable, filled with exotic landscapes and transformational soul lessons."
At this first meeting we decided to meet every 6 weeks. At each meeting we will select the book for the next meeting. Please explore the reading selections below. Bring your ideas. Lead a discussion on one of your favorite books.
For attendance at the April meeting, please RSVP at the Meetup site "Optimal Wellness in Lake Country".
Come join us as we break open these enlightening books. No cost, just buy your own copy of the book.
MORE GOOD READS
Health & Wellness Arisal of the Clear- a simple guide to eating according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, by B. Flaws
Becoming Real: Harnessing the Power of Menopause, by Rose Kumar, MD (a local integrative MD)
Between Heaven & Earth, by Beinfiel & Korngold
Chinese Medicine: The Web That Has No Healer, b y Ted Kaptchuk
End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program, by Charles Gant
Grain Brain, by Perlmuth & Loberg
Healing with Whole Foods, by Paul Pitchford
Prescription to Nutritional Healing, by Phyllis Balch
Stop Gaining Weight, by Laura Pawlak
The Core Balance Diet, (For Midlife Women), by Marcelle Pick
The Insomnia Answer, by Glovinsky & Spielman
The Relaxation & Stress Management Workbook, by Davis et. al.
Wheat Belly, by William Davis
Meditation/Mindfulness Breath by Breath, by Larry Rosenberg
Boundless Healing, by Tulku Thondup
Meditation: A Beginners Guide, by Charlotte Parnell
One Minute Mindfulness, by Donald Altman The Heart of the Enlightened (story meditations), by Anthony de Mello, S. J. Personal Growth
A Woman’s Book of Life, by Joan Borysenko Awakening From the Deep Sleep (men), by Robert Pasick
Daring Greatly, by Brenee Brown
Fire in the Belly: On Being Men, by Sam Keen
Healing the Shame that Binds You, by John Bradshaw Bradshaw On: The Family, by John Bradshaw
The Gift of Imperfection, by Brenee Brown
Letting Go of Shame, by Potter-Efroh
Now Discover Your Strengths, By Buckingham & Clifton
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
The Courage to Be Yourself (Women’s guide), by Sue Patton Thoele
The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller
The Five Languages of Love, by Gary Chapman
The Invisible Gorilla, by Chabris & Simon
The Road Less Traveled, by Scott Peck
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, by Charles Duhigg
Transforming Anger: the HeartMath Solution, by Childre & Rozman
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, by Anthony & Swinson
Who Do You Think You Are: The Power of BELIEVING in You, by Nicholas Dillon
Spirituality & Spiritual Growth A Lesson of Love (The Revelations of Julian of Norwich), by Father John Julian
Autobiography of a Yogi, by Yogananda
Conversations with God, by Neale David Walsh
How to Know God, by Depak Chopra
I AM Discourse Vol. 3, by St. Germain Press
In the Arms of the Beloved, by Rumi
Psalms for Praying, By Nan Merrill
Radical Forgiveness, by Colin Tipping
10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace, by Dwayne Dyer
Three Magic Words, by U.S. Andersen
The Art of Spirituality, by James Twyman
The Miracle of Mind Dynamics: a New Way to Triumphant Living, by Joseph Murphy
The Science of the Spoken Word, by Prophet
The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukaw The Spirituality of Imperfection, by Ernest KurtzThe Tao of Pooh, By Benjamin Hoff The Untethered Soul, by Micheal Singer The Wisdom of No Escape, By Pema Chodrin Ye Are Gods, by Annalee Skarin Your Soul’s Compass, Borysenko & Dveirn Your Faith is Your Fortune , by Neville—(any books by Neville)
Anatomy of the Spirit
Entering the Castle
Don Miguel Ruiz :
The Four Agreement
Mastery of Love
The Five Levels of Attachment
The Power of Now
The New Earth
The Isaiah Effect
His Holiness The Dalai Lama: The Art of Happiness The Wisdom of Forgiveness
Journey of the Soul
Destiny of the Soul (both also on CD)
Thich Nhat Hanh:
Peace in Every Step
You are Here
Breathing Under Water, by Father Richard Rohr, 12 Steps as a way for all of us to live our lives. (Also book format)
Cosmic Christ , by Fr. Richard Rohr, (Also book format)
Comfortable With Uncertainty, by Pema Chodrin (Buddhist nun), Soundstrue.com
Getting Unstuck, by Pema Chodron
Excuse Me, Your life is Waiting, by Lynn Grabhorn
Meditations to Change Your Brain, Rick Hanson, PhD psycholoist, Soundstrue.com
Radical Self Acceptance, Tara Brach, PhD psychologist (& practicing Buddhist)
The Neuroscience of Change, Kelly McGonigal, PhD psychologist (& yoga master)