The only thing better than a good book…is a great discussion about it.
Enjoy reading life-changing self-development books?
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Join us - BY PHONE, on the 2nd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH - for a monthly discussion of the most pivotal self-development books on the market.
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2010 FHI BookClub Reading List
(Join us only when we’re discussing your favorite book - or chime in each month.)
January 12 - Choice Theory [Hear a 5 min clip of the book discussion here...And another 7 min clip here.]
William Glasser’s Choice Theory is a great book for anyone wanting better relationships with spouses or children.
February 9 - Five Love Languages
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gary Chapman’s book teaches readers to express love in ways best understood by the receiver.
March 9 - Enneagram Made Easy
Gain clarity about your, and your partner’s, personality type. Understand what makes your partner tick - and what ticks them off.
April 13 - Saying What’s Real
Dr. Susan Campbell’s book, Saying What’s Real, teaches how to be lovingly honest in a way that deepens intimacy.
May 11 - Enneagram of Parenting
Gain a clearer understanding of your kids’ personality types. Explore ways to use the best of your style to bring out the best in your kids.
June 8 - Loving What Is
Byron Katie’s process - “The Work” - eliminates stress by helping you to accept and work with “What is,” rather than fighting against it.
July 13 - The Narcissistic Family ***NEW PICK*** (Replaces “Love Languages of Children”)
Written for therapists, but an easy, enjoyable, illuminating read for anyone. Drs. Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert Pressman illustrate how your family of origin may have neglected to give you the tools for building healthy relationships, and give specific exercises to help you re-learn vital skills - like affirming your feelings and setting good boundaries.
August 10 - Dance of Anger
Harriet Lerner’s, The Dance of Anger, celebrates anger as a signal that something in your relationship needs to change. She teaches constructive, rather than destructive, ways to address anger.
September 14 - Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers
Michael Riera addresses a lot of the most common issues faced by parents of teens: dating, driving, disobedience. He gives practical strategies for teaching teens to become responsible and independent.
October 12 - Desperate Marriages
In Desperate Marriages, Gary Chapman provides a handbook for managing specific dynamics in any troubled marriage.
November 9 - Becoming the Mom I Wish I’d Had
Written by me, Venus Taylor, Becoming the Mom I Wish I’d Had is two books in one. The first half is a handbook for those wanting to heal their wounded inner child and avoid repeating the mistakes of previous generations. The second half is a parenting toolkit presenting 9 Tools for HEART-Based Parenting - parenting infused with the principles of Honesty, Empathy, Appreciation, Respect, and Time.
December 14 - The Couple’s Journey
According to this book by Susan Campbell, there are 5 stages that nearly every couple goes through. Which stage is your relationship in? How can you avoid the pitfalls of each stage? How can you ensure that your relationship continues to develop, healthily, over time?
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