Debra Franke & Sarah Reckman are happy to invite you into our virtual book club where we will explore together what it means to live a wholehearted life. Our book club has gained popularity quickly and we are thrilled, as it means we get to meet all of you readers out there and we can get some wonderful discussions going. So don’t miss out!
First we read together an amazing book The Gifts of Imperfection by a celebrated author, Brené Brown. At the beginning of February we began reading Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking The Stress Cycle which is by Emily and Amelia Nagoski — an excellent book if you are experience stress, overwhelm, burnout and more. We think it’s the perfect time to gather around this title, and find ourselves deep in these pages, while we move towards wellness together.
How We Gather
We host a private Facebook Group, where we will meet, discuss, reflect, and learn together. We also host Zoom discussion meetings every other week and send weekly Book Club emails with fun extras. Perhaps think of it as a virtual living room book discussion, where we can be cozy, and bring our blankets, sweaters, and slippers!
But WHY sign up for this book club, when there are so many book clubs already out there? Great question! Because this is not just about reading and discussing a book–this is about an entire experience. Bringing together our gifts of social work and psychology, along with years of experience in community building, mental wellness, and creative living, we want to go deeper than other book clubs, into a wholehearted place of fuller connection.
You can still sign up!
I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a writer and poet, as well as dreamer, runner, Librarian, and advocate for anyone facing mental illness, trauma, homelessness, and more. I have my MA (CW and Englist Lit) and my BA Honours in Psychology. I have been published in several Canadian literary magazines and I am working on completed two poetry manuscripts. Click here to find out more.