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If you enjoy reading and discussing personal development books, please join us! Each month we'll discuss a different personal development book and how the ideas of the book impacted our lives. We'll read both classic and new authors. We'll meet at a coffeehouse or online.

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February Book: "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise & the Brain"

Our February book is: "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" by John Ratey.

This is a fascinating book that could change your life! I highly recommend this book.

We'll start the Meetup with each person sharing their name and one thing they found helpful or interesting about the book, then have open discussion.

Here is the Amazon description of the book:
"A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD.

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's.

Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), Spark is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run -- -or, for that matter, simply the way you think."

March book: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up"

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Let's declutter & organize for Spring!

Our March book is: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo.

We'll start the book club with each person sharing their name and one thing they found helpful/interesting about the book, and then have open discussion.

Fun Note: If you do try the Marie Kondo method, please bring pictures to share! It would be fun to see people's room transformations.

Here's the Amazon description of the book:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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January Book: "The 5 Second Rule"

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