Conscious Reading Club
A Book Club That Moves Minds
Love To Read? Want to commune with others who love to read too? The Conscious Reading Club has merged with the BODY + BRAIN Virtual Book Club.
The BODY + BRAIN Book Club reads and discusses 3-4 books a year. We gather online in the Conscious Movements Online Studio to share our insights and discoveries, receive some thought prompts for the week, and so much more. Plus, we gather virtually via Zoom for a live discussion.
The book topics generally relate to:
• Feldenkrais & Somatic Movement
• Chronic Pain
• Mindset, Beliefs & Emotional Well-Being
• The Impact of Trauma
• The Microbiome
• Food As Medicine
... and more
Sounds good, right?
Join the BODY + BRAIN Book Club by clicking the button below. I'll send you an email with instructions on how to join the virtual group. But if virtual gathering spaces aren't you thing, then I'll make sure to keep you in the loop on the books of choice and our local meeting times..
Want to connect with other like-minded locals?
Consider inviting your friends to join the BODY + BRAIN Book Club and then create a local gathering in your area. For those who live in or near Troy, NY, I also host local gatherings for conscious readers in or near Troy, NY. Yay to the local love! The local Troy meet-ups are offered in two distinct formats depending on the time of year. Just keep on scrolling and you'll see the gathering goodness described below. This lovely process will help us to connect globally and locally.... the best of both worlds.
The Spring/Summer Read
May - June
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions — one that could revolutionize our understanding of the human mind.
Why do emotions feel automatic and uncontrollable? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain.
*Please note that the Amazon link is an affiliate link and I will earn a small percentage (a few pennies) if you choose to use the link.
MEET + MUSE: drink & think
Enjoy a mug of tea or a cup of java as you bond over books. Sometimes it’s nice to take a cozy seat and share our thoughts with one another.
Come and enjoy a warm cuppa with the purpose of sharing conversations and connecting with like-minded individuals. We’ll muse on the current book, but people are free to wander off point and share how the current read impacted their thinking and their life.
Joining in the reading fun can do more than simply engage your mind. Being an active member also helps to develop a community of folks who share similar interests. Many of the people who join in on the Conscious Reading Club are exploring the Feldenkrais Method and/or Health & Wellness Coaching. They’re looking to improve and grow as humans. Sometimes this means finding more comfort, other times it’s to increase creativity or vitality. What brings people here varies, but the common theme is a love for the human experience.
The meet+muse group meets in Troy, NY. and is a growing group of movers, philosophers, and mindfulness makers who gather to muse about the many wonders of being human. If you’re in Troy, make sure to reserve your spot in the next gathering –I tend to keep the groups very small, so space is limited.
Meets November – March
WALK + TALK: read & move
Walking is critical to thinking, yet we are an increasingly sedentary society. Let’s move, think, wander. There is language and brilliance in movement, in walking, thinking, and exploring.
Come and enjoy a bit of walking and talking with a small group of people with the purpose of exploring different conversations in outdoor spaces. We’ll muse on the current book, but people are free to wander off point and engage in their own imaginations.
There are several reasons why walking is conducive to better thinking — from the positioning of our bodies in space, the fresh air, and, to the elevation of our heart rates . And according to Jabr, “Walking at our own pace creates an unadulterated feedback loop between the rhythm of our bodies and our mental state… When we stroll, the pace of our feet naturally vacillates with our moods and the cadence of our inner speech; at the same time, we can actively change the pace of our thoughts by deliberately walking more briskly or by slowing down.” And sometimes, you just need to walk it out. So let’s gather, engage in a short walk, and ask discuss what moves our minds.
The walk+talk group meets in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. and a growing group of moves, philosophers, and mindfulness makers who gather to muse about the many wonders of being human. If you’re in Troy, make sure to reserve your spot in the next gathering –I tend to keep the groups very small, so space is limited.
Meets April – October