Category Archives: Book Club

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Book Club Discussion: Unprocessed by Megan Kimble

colorful carrots from the farmers' market in issaquah

What’s your definition of processed food? The word itself has developed quite the reputation, and not in a good way either. Even so, the definition is ambiguous at best. At this month’s Living Upp Book Club meeting, we discussed Megan Kimble’s book Unprocessed. But before I dive into the recap of our discussion, let’s take a gander […]

Book Club Discussion: Enthusiasm Makes The Difference by Norman Vincent Peale

This book club clearly attracts some pretty amazing people. Even when vastly different opinions are shared in this group, we manage to maintain a positive spirit and warm acceptance of alternative perspectives as we discussed the book Enthusiasm Makes the Difference* by Norman Vincent Peale. For that, I awoke filled with extreme gratitude this morning. We […]

Book Club Discussion: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

This month, the Living Upp Book Club met to discuss the book Man’s Search for Meaning* by Viktor Frankl. Since it was one of the most intense books we’ve ever discussed in our group, I had no idea what to expect. Suffice it to say that the insights and perspectives that were expressed throughout our discussion […]

Book Club Discussion: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Eating is personal. If you ask 100 people what their healthy eating philosophy is, you’ll likely get 100 different answers. I happen to think that’s a good thing. We know a lot more today about nutrition than we did 100 years ago, but we still don’t know everything. One thing we do know is that many different eating styles […]

Book Club Discussion: Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons

Practicing gratitude isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright daunting at times. Even with the best of intentions, we sometimes fall short of showing our appreciation for life’s beautiful blessings. For our second book review, we dove in head first to the world of gratitude, and over the course of the evening we shared […]