SELF-DEVELOPMENT BOOK CLUB

The Book Club is open to everyone and is designed to help women start and continue down a path of discovery, learning, and growth with other positive women. As a community, we find that continually exposing ourselves to new ideas and perspectives is a necessary component and the secret ingredient to growth and self-development. We encourage you to come with an open mind; read the books that you believe will help you discover, learn, and grow; and share your personal experiences in a safe and supportive space.

The books are selected in a variety of ways and suggestions are always welcome. We have read and discussed concepts and practices around mindset, being our best selves, relationships, happiness, spirituality, our purpose, and achieving our goals.

Whether you’ve read the book each month or not, you are welcome to attend the discussion.

We meet on the 1st Thursday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30pm at Barnes & Noble at One Loudoun in Ashburn. Dates are adjusted based on space availability and when the date falls on a holiday or school break. Two date options provide a greater opportunity for everyone to attend; choose the date that suits you best. The next month’s book is always announced at the end of the 1st book club discussion of the month.

Printed talking points and book highlights are provided for everyone who attends. Sage Sister Members have access to all book club discussion notes in digital format regardless of attendance.

By participating in the Book Club discussion, you agree that…

We have each chosen to take time out of our full schedules to attend…

  • To discover new ideas and have “aha!” moments
  • To grow and contribute to the growth of others
  • To inspire and uplift, and walk away feeling inspired and uplifted

Mindset is everything…

  • A positive and open mindset is a must
  • You are welcome to share your personal experiences, insights, and wisdom
  • Please ask thoughtful questions with a genuine desire to learn/understand

Creating an environment of loving kindness and offering mutual respect is paramount…

  • Give equal time to all attendees who wish to share
  • Give your full attention to whomever is speaking
  • Remember that we are all on our own journeys and have unique beliefs, circumstances, and life experiences. Everyone should feel this group is a safe place.

Books that we have read:

  • Playing Big, Tara Mohr
  • Finding Your Own North Star, Martha Beck
  • A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
  • The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, Joseph Murphy
  • The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor
  • The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
  • The Power of Not Yet, Donna Pisani
  • The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins
  • The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
  • The Path Made Clear, Oprah Winfrey
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Mindset, Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  • Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
  • Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian L. Weiss, MD
  • Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt
  • Ask and It Is Given, Esther & Jerry Hicks
  • The Four Tendencies, Gretchen Rubin
  • The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear
  • Flourish: 7 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life, Jennifer Garman
  • Anti-Racism “Book of Your Choice”

You will find all scheduled book discussions at the below links. Please RSVP on the platform you prefer so I can plan for your attendance.

Have questions? I’d love to chat with you.

janet@janetsage.com