Tuesday, July 31, 2012

august's online book club choice

image courtesy of wish studio

bonjour and welcome to august!

i am excited to share this month's online book club choice: this i know: notes on unraveling the heart by susannah conway. i've been loving this book and had the pleasure of hearing susannah speak at the world domination summit and again at kelly rae roberts' sweet studio in portland. this book is filled with gems on lessons from loss, along with beautiful eye candy from her photography.


one particular passage that really resonates with me is on the topic of "to pay attention" and is "as we learn to live with the loss, we find new ways to live in the world, and what was once important may look very different to us now. beingso well acquainted with death brings with it a new appreciation for life, and over time we may feel a renewed sense of purpose that has never been there before. it might be your children, your community, a charity, or the work you share with the world, but somewhere within the healing and recovery is a way to imbue our lives with new meaning. it's a hidden gift of bereavement, one we could never have imagined existed at the beginning, but it's there nonetheless. it may take years, but we do come back to the world, i promise we do" (p. 21-22).


more inspiration:
book review by soulo mama
blog post by red line design
blog post by boho girl
a cozy chat with susannah + tara sophia mohr
 tranquility du jour podcast, june 2011
tranquility du jour podcast, august 2012
e-courses by susannah

look for another podcast with susannah on tranquility du jour shortly. i look forward to hearing your takeaways from this book.

p.s. to participate in our online book club, simply click the book image on the far right of the blog to share your thoughts, challenges, and insights regarding our monthly read. bisous. x 



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5 comments:

toliveinspired said...

Great choice! This is an amazing book for sure, so much inspiration and food for thought!

Kelly said...

wow! this book is already on my nightstand right now! i'm about halfway through and a beautifully written book full of wonderful opporunties to dig deeper into your authentic self. LOVE!

Sandra de Zilwa said...

I enjoyed last month's book and I have gotten rid of so much stuff I never even knew I had, but I'm a bit hesitant about this month's book. It is obviously born out of great sadness, so my question is; how "dark" is this book? Please let me know in a comment, you lovely ladies who have read/ are reading this month's book.

Charissa Struble said...

Sandra, I started reading Susannah's book last month and loved it so much that I bought a copy for my grandmother to read (she just lost my grandfather last year). It's not "dark" by any means. It's triumphant and inspiring. Can't wait to read the rest of it and share my thoughts with others via Kimberly's book club!

Rachel said...

When I was 18 my dear friend was killed in a bike accident. Right now I'm approaching the 20th anniversary of his death and have recently moved back to the town it happened in. There never was such an amazing time to read this truly beautiful book. Thank you Kimberly for another great book club choice :)