Completed Books

Book One - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday June 6 – Wednesday September 12th*, 2018, we will be studying Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love: A Roadmap to Finding the Right Partner and Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • June 6th, 2018: Read the Introduction and Chapter 1

  • June 13th, 2018: Read Chapter 2 & 3

  • June 20th, 2018: Read Chapter 4, Week One Roadmap

  • June 27th, 2018: Read Chapter 5, Week Two Roadmap

  • July 11th, 2018: Read Chapter 6, Week Three Roadmap

  • July 18th, 2018: Read Chapter 7, Week Four Roadmap

  • July 25th, 2018: Read Chapter 8, Week Five Roadmap

  • Aug 1st, 2018: Read Chapter 9, Week Six Roadmap

  • Aug 15th, 2018: Read Chapters 10 & 11, Weeks Seven & Eight Roadmap

  • Aug 22nd, 2018: Read Chapter 12, Week Nine Roadmap

  • Aug 29th, 2018: Read Chapter 13, Week Ten Roadmap

  • Sep 5th, 2018: Read Chapter 14, Week Eleven Roadmap

  • Sep 12th, 2018: Read Chapter 4, Week Twelve Roadmap

*July 4th is a Wednesday, therefore, that week, we will either meet another evening or postpone until the following week.

Book Two - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday Sep 26 – Wednesday Nov 7th, 2018, we will be studying The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • Sep 26th, 2018: Read Preface, Introduction, and “The Gifts of Imperfection”

  • Oct 3rd, 2018: Read “Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enough” and “The Things That Get in the Way”

  • Oct 10th, 2018: Read Guideposts 1 & 2

  • Oct 17th, 2018: Read Guideposts 3 & 4

  • Oct 24th, 2018: Read Guideposts 5, 6 & 7

  • Oct 31st, 2018: Read Guideposts 8, 9 & 10

Book Three - Completed

Weeks: Thursday Nov 1 – Monday Nov 21st, 2018, we will be studying May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts For Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image below.

  • Complete daily reading and exercises from Nov 1st – Nov 21st, 2018

Book Four - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday Nov 28th, 2018 - Wednesday Feb 6th, 2019, we will be studying Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child by Erika J Chopich and Margaret Paul and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • Nov 28th, 2018: Read the Introduction & Ch. 1, You Have an Inner Child

  • Dec 5th, 2018: Read Ch. 2, You Are an Adult/Parent

  • Dec 12th, 2018: Read Ch. 3, The Ego and the Higher Self

  • Dec 19th, 2018: Read Ch. 4, Codependence: A Major Consequence of Disconnection

  • Dec 26th, 2018: Read Ch. 5, Connection

  • Jan 2nd, 2019: Read Ch. 6, The Results of Connection

  • Jan 9th, 2019: Read Ch. 7, Discovering the Loving Inner Adult

  • Jan 16th, 2019: Read Ch. 8, Processes for Yourself

  • Jan 23rd, 2019: Read Ch. 9, Getting Stuck - Getting Unstuck

  • Jan 30th, 2019: Read Ch. 10, Processing with Help: Mothering

  • Feb 6th, 2019: Read Ch. 11, Ch. 12, & Ch. 13, Twelve-Step Programs, Processes in Therapy, & Making the Commitment

Book Five - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday Mar 6th, 2018 - Wednesday Apr 6th, 2019, we will be studying Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • Mar 6th, 2018: Read Note to the Reader, The Habits Manifesto, and Decide Not To Decide: The Introduction

  • Mar 13th, 2019: Read The Fateful Tendencies We Bring Into The World: The Four Tendencies and Different Solutions For Different People: Distinctions

  • Mar 20th, 2019: Read We Manage What We Monitor: Monitoring and First Things First: Foundation

  • Mar 27th, 2019: Read If It's On The Calendar, It Happens: Scheduling and Someone's Watching: Accountability

  • Apr 3rd, 2019: Read It's Enough To Begin: First Steps, Temporary Becomes Permanent: Clean Slate, and Data Point Of One: Lightning Bolt

  • Apr 10th, 2019: Read Free From French Fries: Abstaining, It's Hard To Make Things Easier: Convenience, and Change My Surroundings, Not Myself: Inconvenience

  • Apr 17th, 2019: Read A Stumble May Prevent A Fall: Safeguards, Nothing Stays in Vegas: Loophole-Spotting, and Wait Fifteen Minutes: Distraction

  • Apr 24th, 2019: Read Read No Finish Line: Reward, Just Because: Treats, and Sitting Is The New Smoking: Pairing

  • May 1st, 2019: Read Choose My Bale Of Hay: Clarity, I'm The Fussy One: Identity, and Not Everyone Is Like Me: Other People

  • May 8th, 2019: Read Conclusion

Book Six - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday May 15th, 2019 - Wednesday Aug 14th, 2019, we will be studying The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success by Mario Martinez, PsyD and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • May 15th, 2019: Read the Introduction & Ch. 1, The MindBody Code

  • May 22nd, 2019: Read Ch. 2, Archetypal Wounds and Their Healing Fields

  • May 29th, 2019: Practice contemplations to integrate and discuss insights

  • Jun 5th, 2019: Read Ch. 3, Does the Immune System Have Morals?

  • Jun 12th, 2019: Read Ch. 4, Guardians of the Heart

  • Jun 19th, 2019: Read Ch. 5, Lessons from Centenarians

  • Jun 26th, 2019: Read Ch. 6, Abundance Phobia and Reclaiming Your Birthright of Wealth, Health, and Love

  • Jul 3rd, 2019: Read Ch. 7, Stigmata

  • Jul 10th, 2019: Read Ch. 8, Forgiveness as Liberation from Self-Entrapment

  • Jul 17th, 2019: Read Ch. 9, Psychospiritual Conflicts and Their Resolutions

  • Jul 24th, 2019: Read Ch. 10, From Wishful Thinking to Sustainable Action

  • Jul 31st, 2019: Read Ch. 11, Portals of Synchronicity

  • Aug 7th, 2019: Read Ch. 12, Creating Subcultures of Wellness

  • Aug 14th, 2019: Read Ch. 13, A Compass for the Private Journey of Self

Book Seven - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday August 21st, 2019 - Wednesday Nov 27th, 2019, we will be studying Madly in Love with Me: The Daring Adventures of Becoming Your Own Best Friend by Christine Arylo and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • Aug 21st, 2019: Read the Introduction & Ch. 1, Why Is It So Hard to Say "I Love You"...to Yourself

  • Aug 28th, 2019: Read Ch. 2, Self-Love Isn't a Dirty Word, and You Can't Catch Narcissism

  • Sep 4th, 2019: Read Ch. 3, What is Self-Love... and How Can You Receive More?

  • Sep 11th, 2019: Read Ch. 4, Self-Awareness & Self-Honesty

  • Sep 18th, 2019: Read Ch. 5, Self-Acceptance

  • Sep 25th, 2019: Read Ch. 6, Self-Care

  • Oct 2nd, 2019: Read Ch. 7, Self-Compassion and Self-Forgiveness

  • Oct 9th, 2019: Read Ch. 8, Self-Trust

  • Oct 16th, 2019: Read Ch. 9, Self-Esteem

  • Oct 23rd, 2019: Read Ch. 10, Self-Empowerment

  • Oct 30th, 2019: Read Ch. 11, Self-Respect & Self-Honor

  • Nov 6th, 2019: Read Ch. 12, Self-Pleasure

  • Nov 13th, 2019: Read Ch. 13, Self-Expression

  • Nov 20th, 2019: Read Ch. 14, Make a Self-Love Promise: Stay Committed to Choosing Love For Yourself

  • Nov 27th, 2019: Read Ch. 15 & Ch. 16, Engage in a Radical Act of Self-Love: Practice Self-Love for Forty Days Straight and Be a Love Ambassador: Use Your Love Power to Generate Love for Yourself and Others

Book Eight - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday January 8th – Wednesday April 8th, 2020, we will be studying Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love: A Roadmap to Finding the Right Partner and Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams and it can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

  • January 8th, 2020: Read the Introduction and Chapter 1

  • January 15th, 2020: Read Chapter 2 & 3

  • January 22nd, 2020: Read Chapter 4, Week One Roadmap

  • January 29th, 2020: Read Chapter 5, Week Two Roadmap

  • February 5th, 2020: Read Chapter 6, Week Three Roadmap

  • February 12th, 2020: Read Chapter 7, Week Four Roadmap

  • February 19th, 2020: No meeting

  • February 26th, 2020: Read Chapter 8, Week Five Roadmap

  • March 5th, 2020: Read Chapter 9, Week Six Roadmap

  • March 11th, 2020: Read Chapter 10, Week Seven Roadmap

  • March 18th, 2020: Read Chapter 11, Week Eight Roadmap

  • March 25th, 2020: Read Chapter 12, Week Nine Roadmap

  • April 1st, 2020: Read Chapter 13, Week Ten Roadmap

  • April 8th, 2020: Read Chapter 14, Week Eleven Roadmap

  • April 15th, 2020: Read Chapter 15, Week Twelve Roadmap

Book Nine - Completed

Weeks: Wednesday April 22nd - Wednesday July 1st, 2020, we will be studying Too Good for Her Own Good: Searching for Self and Intimacy in Important Relationships and the eBook can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

PART ONE: THE PROBLEM WITH GOODNESS

  • April 22nd, 2020: Read Chapter 1, The Woman's Code of Goodness

  • April 29th, 2020: Read Chapter 2, Living the Code: WOMEN'S WAYS OF BEING GOOD

  • May 6th, 2020: Read Chapter 3, Living the Code: WOMEN'S WAYS OF DOING GOOD

  • May 13th, 2020: Read Chapter 4, If I'm So Good, Why Do I Feel So Bad: BASIC FEMALE SHAME

  • May 20th, 2020: Read Chapter 5, The High Cost of Goodness

PART TWO: BREAKING FREE

  • May 27th, 2020: Read Chapter 6, Goodness That Leads to Feeling Good: THE NEW CODE OF BALANCE

  • June 3rd, 2020: Read Chapter 7, Goodness Equals Responsibility: CHANGING THE EQUATION

  • June 10th, 2020: Read Chapter 8, From the Past into the Present: UNRAVELING THE RULES OF GOODNESS

  • June 17th, 2020: Read Chapter 9, Ellen and Brad: SHIFTING THE BALANCE

  • June 24th, 2020: Read Chapter 10, Applying the Principles of Change and Part Three, Chapter 11 - Deeper Dilemmas: WOMEN AND MEN, WOMEN AND WOMEN, WOMEN AND WORK

PART THREE: THE POWER OF CHOICE

  • July 1st, 2020: Read Chapter 12, Good Mothers, Good Daughters and Chapter 13, From Goodness to Wholeness: DEEPER LEVELS OF CHANCE

July 8th, 2020: Taking a Break

Book Ten - Starting July 15th

Weeks: Wednesday July 15th - Wednesday September 23rd, 2020, we will be studying The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself and the eBook can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

Part I: Awakening Consciousness

  • July 15th, 2020: Read Ch. 1, The Voice Inside Your Head and Ch. 2, Your Inner Roommate

  • July 22nd, 2020: Read Ch. 3, Who Are You and Ch. 4, The Lucid Self

Part II: Experiencing Energy

  • July 29th, 2020: Read Ch. 5, Infinite Energy and Ch. 6, The Secrets of the Spiritual Heart

  • August 5th, 2020: Read Ch. 7, Transcending the Tendency to Close

Part III: Freeing Yourself

  • August 12th, 2020: Read Ch. 8, Let Go Now or Fall and Ch. 9, Removing Your Inner Thorn

  • August 19th, 2020: Ch. 10, Stealing Freedom for Your Soul and Ch. 11, Pain, The Price of Freedom

Part IV: Going Beyond

  • August 26th, 2020: Read Ch. 12, Taking Down The Walls and Ch. 13, Far, Far, Beyond

  • September 2nd, 2020: Read Ch. 14, Letting Go of False Solidity

Part V: Living Life

  • September 9th, 2020: Read Ch. 15, The Path of Unconditional and Ch. 16, The Spiritual Path of Nonresistance

  • September 16th, 2020: Read Ch. 17, Contemplating Death and Ch. 18, The Secret of The Middle Way

  • September 23rd, 2020: Read Ch. 19, The Loving Eyes of God

September 30th, 2020: New Book TBD

Book Eleven - Starting Oct 28th, 2020

Weeks: Wednesday October 28th - Wednesday February 24th, 2021, we will be studying Humanual: A Manual for Being Human and the eBook can be purchased here or by clicking the image.

Each of us has an everyday self that we assume our self to be. But what if there is more to us than meets the eye? What if there is an expanded version of our self that includes not only the habitual patterns, the lost parts, and the innate organization but also a connection to the grand, scintillating space of the universe and the possibilities it offers us?

HUMANUAL is a unique and comprehensive approach to self-knowledge and self-improvement, offering a clear, concise, and rather simple set of explanations and exercises to facilitate understanding and unity of body, mind, and spirit. Many of us have lost our connection to each other, the planet, ourselves, and our bodies, causing distress and discomfort. But in actuality, we have a wealth of resources inside of us that we can learn to enliven and use to our advantage to access health and well-being. Anyone can use the exercises in this book for personal exploration and growth. You will learn:

  • How to become aware of habitual thought and movement patterns that prevent you from embodying your full sense of Self in body, mind, and spirit.

  • How to breathe to full capacity, with maximum efficiency and minimal effort, according to our inherent design, which fully oxygenates your system to feel more awake and alive in the present moment.

  • How to cope with and resolve overwhelming experiences, and handle stress that can hinder enjoyment of a rich, positive experience of life.

  • How to awaken your inherent potential by finding the support from the ground that can lead to full stature and expansion, while noting how trauma and overwhelm can interfere with this process.

HUMANUAL will help you learn to use what you already have within you . . . and expand your full potential! Learn to do whatever you do with just a bit more presence in every minute. The book is both instructional and inspirational.

Part I: Expanded Self, Dynamic Unity of Self, Mind, Emotion, Body, and Spirit

  • October 28th, 2020: Read Preface, Introduction and Ch. 1, The Expanded Self Arises from Unity

  • November 4th, 2020: Read Ch. 2, How We Develop as Humans

  • November 11th, 2020: Read Ch. 3, Embodied Patterns and Character

  • November 18th, 2020: Read Ch. 4, Movement and Immobility for Defense and Connection

  • November 25th, 2020: Read Ch. 5, Nervous and Resilience: The Ability to Bounce Back

  • December 2nd, 2020: Read Ch. 6, Trauma and Overwhelm: Finding Ease Underneath Pain

Part II: Expanded Self, Unity in Action

  • December 9th, 2020: Read Ch. 7, The Unity Principle: Psychology, Biology, and Muscles-How They Work as One

  • December 16th, 2020: Read Ch. 8, Spirals: Our Deep Support

  • December 23rd, 2020: Read Ch. 9, Embodied Gravity and Antigravity

  • December 30th, 2020: Read Ch. 10, Form and Function Myth-Breakers

  • January 6th, 2021: Read Ch. 11, Moving into Freedom as You Sit, Stand, and Walk

Part III: Expanded Self, Undeniable Unity

  • January 13th, 2021: Read Ch. 12, Breath: Connecting Inner and Outer

  • January 20th, 2021: Read Ch. 13, Embodied Emotions

  • January 27th, 2021: Read Ch. 14, Presence: Your Multidimensional Aliveness

  • February 3rd, 2021: Read Ch. 15, Spiritual Life: The Way Out of the Body is Through the Body and Ch. 16, Meditation, A Quintessential Practice

  • February 10th, 2021: Read Ch. 17, Feeling at Home in Your Expanded Self: Wholeness and Ch. 18, The Unified Field of Universal Love and Final Thoughts: The Quantum Universe

New Book: Discovering the Inner Mother Start Date: March 3, 2021