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Hello my friends!

Thank you for considering the SEEK Book Club.

If you are seeking more meaning, fulfillment, and answers in “this thing called life”, then this club may be for you. SEEK came to me because I felt like I was missing something, a void in my wholeness. Although I carried a daily desire to broaden my understanding of life, I hadn’t done anything about it. I’m hoping I’m not alone in this feeling. So please join me to:

Search, Explore, Enjoy and Know

The club begins in 2018. I don’t know when you are reading this, but I feel certain learning from books, from each other, and from life has no expiration. I hope, like me, you are ready to share your thoughts, get together with people of like mind and path, and, perhaps, make some lasting friendships. For the most part our books will be novels, however an occasional non-fiction may be a part of our adventure.
The spiritual adventures chosen are intended to inspire us to grow through thought-provoking discussions about our challenges, self-awareness, humanity, and connection.

All are welcome to join even if you don’t read or finish the book of the month. Each of us have lived a unique life with unique experiences, so lets SEEK and learn from each other.

Love,

Candace Hoffman-Hussain

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The Power of Ritual by Casper Ter Kuile

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I think this is going to be a fantastic book to discuss before starting the new year. This book is about how to transform ordinary rituals into spiritual or meaningful practices. From Amazon: “Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose—a message we need more than ever for our spiritual and emotional well-being in the age of COVID-19. “After half a decade of research and hundreds of conversations with people around the country, I am convinced we are in the midst of a paradigm shift. That what used to hold us in community no longer works, and that the spiritual offerings of yesteryear no longer help us thrive.”–Casper ter Kuile What do Soul Cycle, gratitude journals, and tech breaks have in common? For ter Kuile they offer rituals that create the foundation for our modern spiritual lives. We are in crisis today. Our modern technological society has left too many of us—no matter our ages—feeling isolated and bereft of purpose. Previous frameworks for building community and finding meaning no longer support us. Yet ter Kuile reveals a hopeful new message: we might not be religious, but that doesn’t mean we are any less spiritual. Instead, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in which we seek belonging and meaning in secular practices. Today, we find connection in: CrossFit and SoulCycle, which offer a sense of belonging rooted in accountability and support much like church groups Harry Potter and other beloved books that offer universal lessons Gratitude journals, which have replaced traditional prayer Tech breaks, which provide mindful moments of calm In The Power of Ritual, ter Kuile invites us to deepen these ordinary practices as intentional rituals that nurture connection and wellbeing. With wisdom and endearing wit, ter Kuile’s call for ritual is ultimately a call to heal our loss of connection to ourselves, to others, and to our spiritual identities. The Power of Ritual reminds us that what we already do every day matters—and has the potential to become a powerful experience of reflection, sanctuary, and meaning.” Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon Reviews

The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)

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A group member book recommendation! This slim book has many famous fans! David Emerald allows the the reader to consider how to become more accountable for their lives, thereby improving communication and relationships overall. From Amazon- “Escape the Grip of Drama and Take Control of Your Life The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is a fable on self-leadership, because how you lead your own life has everything to do with how you lead in other areas. It is a tool for both individuals and organizations who want to create more effective communication and relationships. Learning how to transform everyday drama and opt for more growth-oriented solutions, is the priceless gift it teaches. As you walk with David, the main character, he shares how he is feeling victimized by life. Through serendipity he meets some wise guides, Ted and Sophia, who show David how he can move from feeling like a Victim to being a Creator of his own life. The Power of TED* offers a powerful alternative to the Karpman Drama Triangle with its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer. The Empowerment Dynamic (TED) provides the antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach and a more positive approach to life's challenges. The teaching story provides a guide for learning and growing through the challenges we all face in our lives. Its message resonates with everyone who, at some time in their lives, feel victimized by their situation. Having helped thousands of people and scores of organizations over the past decade, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is being published in this 10th Anniversary Edition to convey a very timely message of hope that all of life, whether at home or work, can be transformed to create satisfying and fulfilling relationships.” Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon

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A Fierce Heart by Spring Washam

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