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

woman holding up a happy sign

At this month’s Living Upp Book Club gathering, we discussed the book Enthusiasm Makes the Difference* by Norman Vincent Peale. We began our discussion by observing that many similar books have been written since Peale’s writing in 1967–The Secret* and The Law of Attraction*, just to name a couple. We thought it was interesting that […]

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

a road that runs between two small hills

This month, the LivingUpp™ 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 made […]

Book Club Discussion: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

variety of colorful, real foods on a wooden table

At this month’s Living Upp Book Club meeting, we discussed Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual*. There’s no doubt about it, eating is personal. If you ask 100 people what their self-imposed food rules are, you’ll likely get 100 different answers. But that’s probably a good thing. How we choose to nourish our […]

Book Club Discussion: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier

cute thank you cards

For the second Living Upp Book Club meeting, we discussed Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and leading gratitude researcher. Over the course of the evening, we shared our personal stories related to the art of practicing gratitude. Thankfully, not […]