Welcome to the
Boho Berry Book Club
ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
The Boho Berry Book Club is a meeting place to gather and talk about a different personal development book each month — and the ways it can make our lives more awesome off the page.
Personal development topics can feel…well, personal, and we often can’t help but fall into the trap of taking ourselves too seriously. This group places a bright filter over those topics to make it all feel a little lighter.
The Boho Berry Book Club is an opportunity to engage with self-help concepts and integrate them into our lives where it feels right, leave what doesn’t with zero guilt, and know that we have the backup and relief of a club of awesome, imperfect people figuring it out along with us.
View each book, each week, each day as just a new experiment you’re conducting in living a happier life, and enjoy!
HOW IT WORKS:
• A book is selected each month (more on this later) and, much like an in-person book club, a meeting is set toward the end of the month for us to talk about it. However, it will be held in our virtual living room — the Boho Berry Book Club Facebook Group.
• During the month, you’re free to read the book at your own pace. We want the book club to feel like a fun, light and inspiring extra in your life, not like homework.
• Monthly book club meetings will take place on the 25th of each month and consist of questions, quotes, and conversation-starters released in separate posts, where discussion about each prompt can take place in the comments section.
We’ll give away a prize to one of our favorite comments/posts of the month!
• Starting on the 25th of each month you’re also encouraged to write your own posts sharing your thoughts and experiences of reading that month’s book.
• Throughout the month some chat about the book is a given, but to avoid “spoilers” and to support everyone’s individual reading pace, we ask that specific, in-depth talk waits until the end of the month. Think of what you would or would not say to your real-life friends about a book that you were all reading at different speeds! When in doubt, wait to post until the 25th.
• We’ll keep the conversation going before our main chats with weekly prompts to set an intention for your week — relating the book’s material to your mind, bo, y and spirit. We would love for you to share your experiences with that intention throughout the week!
• On the 15th of each month, a poll will go up in the Boho Berry Book Club Facebook Group with possible selections for the next month’s book. You’ll have 3 days to vote for the book that you’d like us to read next, and then the winner will be announced. This gives everyone plenty of time to get the book before the next month starts.
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THIS MONTH’S BOOK:
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
During our monthly book selection poll, the members of the Boho Berry Book Club voted for Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert to be our pick for June!
Not unlike Lunar Abundance, Kara has talked often about her love for this book. She even uses a passage from Big Magic as a piece to write by hand at the beginning and end of her Positive Scribes handwriting course in order to see progress made!
As its bursting, colorful cover art foretold, Big Magic exploded onto the scene when it was released in 2015 and people freaked out about how much they loved it. It’s a book about creativity, what it takes to live a life full of it and how to find happiness by bringing it to everything you do — from artistic endeavors to, just as importantly, the way you live your everyday life.
But it’s also about the hurdles to creativity and how to bound over them (or how to get back up when you didn’t quite clear it and got clobbered). Elizabeth uses examples from her own life and career to show that just like “normals” do, famous authors who’ve been played by Julia Roberts in a major motion picture experience frustration, fallow inspirational periods, and that feeling when it’s just not clicking. The important thing is to appreciate the magic of creative thinking enough to keep trying and trust that even if lightning doesn’t always strike twice, smaller sparks of electricity still light you up.