I started my Book Club in 2008 to discuss inspirational books on a wide range of holistic topics including yoga philosophy, spiritual growth, the natural world and more. Our quarterly gatherings are held the 2nd Wednesday of February, May, August + November in my home or poolside. These discussions are made all the more enjoyable by the healthy vegan dishes everyone brings to share for a dinner potluck. FREE to current in-person and virtual students; $20 for all others. Note: proof of COVID vaccination + booster is required to attend all indoor events. RSVP below for our upcoming meeting!
Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again
Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding that constantly switching from device to device and tab to tab was a diminishing and depressing way to live. He tried all sorts of self-help solutions—even abandoning his phone for three months—but nothing seemed to work. So Hari went on an epic journey across the world to interview the leading experts on human attention—and he discovered that everything we think we know about this crisis is wrong.
We think our inability to focus is a personal failure to exert enough willpower over our devices. The truth is even more disturbing: our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces that have left us uniquely vulnerable to corporations determined to raid our attention for profit. Hari found that there are twelve deep causes of this crisis, from the decline of mind-wandering to rising pollution, all of which have robbed some of our attention.
Crucially, Hari learned how we can reclaim our focus—as individuals, and as a society—if we are determined to fight for it. Stolen Focus will transform the debate about attention and finally show us how to get it back.
We will discuss this book on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 6:30-8:30pm.
RSVP by May 9. (Zoom option available upon request.)
Current in-person + virtual students attend for FREE: Click here to RSVP.
All others welcome for $20: Click here to register.
Please supply proof of COVID vaxx + booster with your registration.
The Way of Integrity
The Untethered Soul
The Happiness Project
Tara Brach, PhD
Under the Sky We Make
The Science of Yoga
William J. Broad
The Gifts of Imperfection
The Day the World Stops Shopping
The Heart of Yoga
Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses
The Faith Club
R. Idliby, P. Warner & S. Oliver
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
TKV Desikachar Translation
Robin Wall Kimmerer
What The Eyes Don't See
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
The Wisdom of Yoga
Kristin Neff, PhD
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
All About Love
A New Earth
World Peace Diet
The Art of Extreme Self-Care
At Home In The World
Thich Nhat Hanh
My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor
There is Nothing Wrong with You
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
The Book of Joy
Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
How Yoga Works
Michael Roach & Christie McNally
Autobiography of a Yogi
Living Beautifully With Uncertainty & Change