Personal Development Book Club - Happy Healthy Women - Mississauga
May 20 2020 19:00
A reading club and monthly meeting where we gather to discuss 1 personal growth book per month. Let's make 2020 an amazing year of growth, community, and laughter.
The Book we will be reading is: THE NINE ROOMS OF HAPPINESSWhat Room Are You In?Ask any woman how she's feeling. Even when things look pretty darn great from the outside, chances are that at least one thing (and it may seem minor to others) is nagging at her, making her feel less than spectacular, bringing her down:I'm too fat. My husband doesn't help enough around the house. My friend is going to be mad if I don't call her back. Why don't my kids try harder at school? My job is less than inspiring. Whatever happened to that old boyfriend, the one who got away?Whether it's the size of our thighs or our bank accounts, there always seems to be something that isn't measuring up to our high standards--and we let the dissatisfaction spill over into other areas of our lives, distracting us from taking pleasure in everything that's going right.In The Nine Rooms of Happiness, Lucy Danziger, editor in chief of Selfmagazine, and women's-health psychiatrist Catherine Birndorf use the metaphor of a house to release us from this phenomenon. In this house, the living room is where we deal with friendships and our social life; the bedroom is where we explore intimacy, romance, relationships, and sex; the bathroom is for issues relating to health and body image; the kitchen is for nourishment and the division of chores; and so on.Our "inner house" can have eight beautifully designed, neat and tidy rooms, and one messy one, and still we focus on the mess.The Nine Rooms of Happiness pinpoints common self-destructive patterns of behavior and offers key processes that will help readers clean up their emotional architecture. After each room is "clean," Danziger and Birndorf show us how we can spend time on ourselves figuring out what is most meaningful to us--finding larger passion and purpose that makes returning to the rest of our house a pleasure, no matter what calamity or mess awaits.The result? After reading this book you'll think differently about the things that are bringing you down and be able to live a happier, more joy filled life, in every room of your emotional house.• Newbies always welcome, even if you haven't read the book yet.• If you have any favourites to share: Suggestions are always welcome!Looking forward to seeing you all!Johanne