Book club

Do you like to read? I love to read nonfiction books about the inner workings of the body and mind and how they impact everything we think, feel, and do. How does the brain work? Where do emotions come from? What does it mean to “be in the flow”? How do you stay inspired? Over the years, I’ve accumulated some wonderful books that explore these questions in an insightful, cheerful, and pragmatic way. I find that reading books like these helps you better understand your feelings, urges, choices, and behaviors, and they inspire you to change these if they do not serve you well. I also find I integrate the ideas and lessons from such books much better if I discuss them with like-minded folks who are also interested in their personal transformation. This is why I am starting the Happy U book club and hope you will join in!

Here we will read books about rewiring your brain, inspiring creativity, improving productivity, reestablishing lost connections, and so on—all for the purpose of sparking joy and manifesting it in different areas of your life.

Here’show it works. At the beginning of each month, I will suggest a new book for you to read and give you my reasons for choosing it. If the book sparks your interest, read it and pop in to the book discussion page to share your opinion and highlight the points you found most valuable. And rather than keeping it as simply an intellectual exercise, we will make it more practical. Together we will distill the most relevant ideas from the book and discuss how we can apply them to our daily lives to make ourselves more aware, happy, and balanced. To get started please subscribe to the weekly newsletter below. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the next book!

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1 Jan 2019

Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About

by Steve Ross This month we will be reading Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About by Steve Ross. Steve is a musician and yoga teacher who travelled extensively around the world and studied yoga with traditional Vedantic masters. He was surprised to find that the way yoga is taught in the West is very different from what he had encountered in India. According to Steve, yoga is not about being serious, miserable, right or uptight and it is not a “militant painfest”. It’s about joy and happiness, but somehow we can lose track of that. So...
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