Category Archives: Book Club

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Book Club Discussion: Unprocessed (Megan Kimble)

What is your definition of processed? The word processed has developed quite the reputation, but its definition is ambiguous at best. In Unprocessed, author Megan Kimble describes her personal experience with defining and establishing her own parameters around her threshold of processing. From learning to bake her own bread to making salt from ocean water, Kimble shares her […]

Book Club Discussion: Enthusiasm Makes The Difference (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

Since Man’s Search for Meaning was one of the most intense, if not emotionally charged, books we have 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 made me feel much more uplifted and encouraged than I […]

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 […]

Book Club Discussion: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

woman wearing a white shirt holding a gift with a red bow

What a great night of discussion to kick off the 2015 Living Upp Book Club! Our Meetup group met for the first time last night to discuss Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. If you couldn’t make it, don’t fret! You can join the […]