Yoga + Wellness Book Club

I started my Book Club in 2008 because I love reading inspirational books on all kinds of holistic topics--yoga philosophy, spiritual growth, the natural world--and wanted to discuss them with others. Join me in February, May, August + November in my home or poolside (Zoom option available) for meaningful conversation. Bring a dish to pass for a healthy vegan potluck! FREE to current Private and 'Live+Virtual' students; non-students warmly welcomed, $20. RSVP below for our next Book Club gathering.

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My Current Book Selection

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You

by Jenara Nerenberg

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A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.

Sharing real stories from women with high sensitivity, ADHD, autism, misophonia, dyslexia, SPD and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely-held misconceptions. Nerenberg also offers a path forward, describing practical changes in how we communicate, how we design our surroundings, and how we can better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better world for us all.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 ~ 6-8pm.

RSVP by August 5. (Zoom option upon request.)

Current Private and 'Live+Virtual' students attend FREE: RSVP

Non-students warmly welcomed $20: REGISTER

Some Favorite Book Club Selections...

Do Nothing
Celeste Headlee

The Way of Integrity
Martha Beck

The Untethered Soul
Michael Singer

Caste
Isabel Wilkerson

The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin

The Shift
Wayne Dyer

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach, PhD

Waking Up
John Earle

Under the Sky We Make
Kimberly Nicholas

The Science of Yoga
William J. Broad

Broken Open
Elizabeth Lesser

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown

The Day the World Stops Shopping
J.B. MacKinnon

The Heart of Yoga
TKV Desikachar

10% Happier
Dan Harris

Bittersweet
Susan Cain

The Faith Club
R. Idliby, P. Warner & S. Oliver

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
TKV Desikachar Translation

Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer

What The Eyes Don't See
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

The Wisdom of Yoga
Stephen Cope

Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff, PhD

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Geri Larkin

All About Love
bell hooks

A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle

World Peace Diet
Will Tuttle

The Art of Extreme Self-Care
Cheryl Richardson

At Home In The World
Thich Nhat Hanh

My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor

There is Nothing Wrong with You
Cheri Huber

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Mark Nepo

The Book of Joy
Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

How Yoga Works
Michael Roach & Christie McNally

Lovingkindness
Sharon Salzberg

Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramahansa Yogananda

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty & Change
Pema Chodron