We’re starting a book club! Please join us! This will be a FREE monthly event for anyone interested in sharing community over books related to yoga, meditation, self-care, philosophy, etc. We will welcome a mix of fiction and non-fiction. This club will be a community-led gathering allowing group members to suggest titles as we go. Please bring snacks & drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks are welcome) to share. First book we’ll be reading is 10% Happier by Dan Harris. This book is available at the library as an audio or physical book.
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works — A True Story
After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.
Eventually Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
Since this will be our first event, we will discuss logistics of the group going forward as well as discussing our thoughts about the book.