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Nerky Book Club: October 2019

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For October, we read 10% Happier by Dan Harris.

It’s a skeptic’s guide to meditation. Dan Harris, a former news anchor who had a panic attack on-air, outlines his pre-panic attack life full of chasing the next best thing, handling overwhelm and partying hard, and guides us on his discovery of meditation, but in a totally nonchalant cool-guy way. He knows it’s a touchy subject that’s easily dismissed with an eyeroll, eventually he tells someone he does it because...

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Nerky Book Club: October 2019

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Originally Published on 10/2/19

Y’all. This book was SO INFORMATIVE. You can get a copy here if you missed it or didn’t want to read it before I gave my glowing testimony. I know it was a risky book choice for book club, but I’m here for it.

Oh man. Where to start. First, I think it’s obvious that our mood, ability to think and brain clarity are connected to the food we eat. I’ve experienced it for sure – fast food makes me grumpy. Point blank....

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Nerky Book Club: September 2019

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Originally Published on 9/3/19

A late review of Daring Greatly. School started and I lost track of time with reading. Please forgive my lapse in the Nerky Book Club – we’re still going strong and we’re understanding when life happens and our reading list suffers! High fives and comforting nods all around!

Friends, I really, really, really wanted to love this book as much as I loved You Are A Badass, because I loved Brené Brown’s Netflix special and TED...

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Nerky Book Club: August 2019

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Originally Published on 7/29/19

The book of the month this month was Daring Greatly by Brené Brown – and I’m not finished with it yet! I have like 80 pages to go and I don’t want to post a review until I’ve completely finished it, so this isn’t a book review, but I am going to announce the August book.

First – something I wasn’t expecting from Daring Greatly is that it’s very informational, meaning everything is very...

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June Book Review: You Are A Badass

nerky book club Oct 15, 2019

Originally Published on 6/28/19

Friends, I remember why I picked up this book so many moons ago. It was the first self help book I read because the rest of them made me roll my eyes so hard they damn near got stuck. I could relate to this woman who went from broke skeptic to badass millionaire on her own terms. If she could do it, why couldn’t I? The first time I read this book, I was in a job I loved, but was overworked, working long hours and still disappointing people because I was...

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A Book Club, But Like, A Cool One

nerky book club Oct 15, 2019

Originally Published on 5/30/19

Hi, friends! I have a fun announcement today - we’re going to start a new club over here, and everybody is welcome. I’m announcing…*drumroll*… The Nerky Berk Clerb (*fireworks, oohhh aahhh*), or, yanno, The Nerky Book Club to normal people. We’re going to read a book together each month, announced the last week of the month prior – or earlier if you’re on my email list! I tend to read a lot of non-fiction books in the...

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7 Books to Help Navigate Grief

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Originally Published on 1/4/19

When Jason first died, well-meaning people gave me books about grief and religion. I wasn’t interested in them at all. I could barely function as a human, much less wrap my mind around the thought of even trying to understand why Jason was gone, where he went and what that meant for my life and our family. Over time, distraction became my crutch to move forward. About 2-3 months after he died, I started to read some of the books that were given to me, and...

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