Thu, Jul 30|
Zoom Book Club
New Non-fiction Mindful Reading Zoom Book Club
Our new non-fiction Mindful Reading Zoom Book Club led by Roxanne Baker. Meets virtually via Zoom. The month we’re discussing "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World" by Vivek Murthy, M.D.
Time & Location
Jul 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Zoom Book Club
About the Event
Our new non-fiction Mindful Reading Book Club on Zoom, led by Roxanne Baker. Meets virtually via Zoom. This month we’re discussing Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek Murthy, M.D.
Purchase of a ticket is required for participation. The $32 ticket includes the book which you can pick up curbside (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup) or have shipped to you via USMail, tax, and the Zoom meeting.
Complete the ticket purchase and we will get you the book with plenty of time to read it before the book club meeting. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the book club meeting.
Read Roxanne's review of Together here.
During the pandemic lockdown, Roxanne heard author Jack Kornfield poignantly tout Dr. Murthy’s new book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.
Dr. Murthy, Surgeon General under Barack Obama, tackles the evolution of loneliness, cultural considerations and of course, possible alleviation strategies. While we have maintained our safety by having more virtual programming, now more than ever, people who like to congregate are feeling the pangs of wanting connection. Join Roxanne as we learn about the concept of loneliness and hopefully feel more empowered.
About Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World:
The book we need NOW to avoid a social recession, Murthy's prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community.
Humans are social creatures: In this simple and obvious fact lies both the problem and the solution to the current crisis of loneliness. In his groundbreaking book, the 19th surgeon general of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy makes a case for loneliness as a public health concern: a root cause and contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today from alcohol and drug addiction to violence to depression and anxiety. Loneliness, he argues, is affecting not only our health, but also how our children experience school, how we perform in the workplace, and the sense of division and polarization in our society.
But, at the center of our loneliness is our innate desire to connect. We have evolved to participate in community, to forge lasting bonds with others, to help one another, and to share life experiences. We are, simply, better together.
About Roxanne Baker:
Before working at BookStore1, Roxanne was a Counselor and Crisis Intervention Team member in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York and still carries an affinity for health and wellness literature.
Mindful Reading Book Club
This ticket includes the book, "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World," tax, shipping if needed and the Zoom Book Club meeting.