Book Club: Everything Isn’t Terrible

Join us for our March Book Club discussion of “Everything Isn’t Terrible” by Dr.Kathleen Smith.
About this Event
Licensed therapist and mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times.

Everything Isn’t Terrible is an informative and practical guide — featuring a healthy dose of humor — for people who want to become beacons of calmness in their families, at work, and in our anxious world. Everything Isn’t Terrible will inspire you to confront your anxious self, take charge of your anxiety, and increase your own capacity to choose how you respond to it.

Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith’s work with her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn’t Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally…calm…down.

Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life — one that isn’t terrible — is possible, and with this book you’ll learn how to do it.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

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HER Circle members remember to support a small business and snag your book from Read With Me Raleigh and use your HER Circle member discount!

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Book Club: Becoming

Join us for our February Book Club discussion of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.
About this Event
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

Book Club: Whole Brain Child

Join us for our January Book Club discussion of “Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind ”
About this Event
In this pioneering, practical, New York Times Bestseller book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

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This member event is being offered as a donation-based event for Non-members with all contributions going to our Share the Love Fund to offer scholarships for HER Circle memberships to moms in need.

Help us support moms in need with access to a supportive community and trusted experts and resources!

*Please note that HER Health Collective is a for-profit business, so your contribution is not tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the big social mission of our small business!

Book Club: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.”

― Adele Faber, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Grab your copy of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and join us for what is sure to be a great discussion.

Participants are encouraged to grab whichever version of the book is most applicable to their life. We will all be able to contribute to the conversation regardless of which version is read.

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The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) is a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:

· Cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment

· Express your strong feelings without being hurtful

· Engage your child’s willing cooperation

· Set firm limits and maintain goodwill

· Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline

· Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise

· Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be en enlightening discussion. Even if you haven’t had a chance to read the full book, we encourage you to attend! We’d love to hear your insights on the topics discussed.

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This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive access to the event page and zoom link.