Friday, September 18, 2009

The Next Chapter Book Club: The Joy Diet

The Next Chapter Book Club starts up today with its latest pick, The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Martha Beck. We will spend the next several weeks reading the book together and then blogging about it.

The book itself has ten "menu items" of behaviors that make up the joy diet: nothing, truth, desire, creativity, risk, treats, play, laughter, connection and feasting. This first week we will read and think about the "nothing" portion of the book. I am very much looking forward to find ways to incorporate more "nothing time" into my overpacked schedule. Finding moments to breathe and appreciate life are more and more rare these days. I am also looking forward to sharing my experience with a group of like-minded women. My experience with these type of books is that having people to share you thoughts and reactions with can make all the difference in the world. I also have an unnatural obsession with positive psychology, particularly around happiness and gratitude, so this fits in perfectly with that.

I am so looking forward to having a book to jumpstart my thinking and my journal writing. While doing a google search, I came across these companion worksheets that I might use as well.

Here's to a great few weeks!

13 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Looking forward to spending the next 10 weeks with you as we discover our joy! And thanks for sharing the link to the worksheets...that looks great!

Melita said...

i too am delighted to be sharing the next several weeks with you and getting your thoughts on the joy diet. i hope that it helps shape and mold us into being the best that we possible can. hugs my friend!!

kaileenelise said...

yippieee! this looks great. i might check out those companion sheets, too. thank you for sharing.

Snap said...

Thank you for sharing the companion work sheets! Looking forward to sharing the journey with fellow "dieters"!

Britt Bravo said...

Thanks for the worksheets!

Lisa said...

Hiya from a fellow Joy Dieter... I look forward to getting to know you on this journey!

Karen D said...

Looking forward to "dieting" with my fellow Joy Dieters.

The Other Laura said...

Looking forward to this joy-filled journey!

purplepaperplanes said...

The companion sheets look like so much fun!!

Jamie Ridler said...

I'm so glad this book is feeling like just the right fit. Yay!

Thank you for pointing out Martha's Joy Journal. I'll be sure to share that with the group next week.

Here's to a great beginning!

Grammy said...

Just stopped by to say Hi! I look forward to our new adventure into Joy. Have a great week.

becky n said...

Was glad to take a look at the companion sheets.

How wonderful to be sharing this journey with you. I love having so many different perspectives to add to the adventure.

valariebudayr said...

Hi. I'm so glad you are the "Joy Diet" journey too. Take Care.