Join me in a mindful photography experiment for stress management
I’m struggling to start this update as we face another stressful historical world event. The Walking Book Club is about helping people find greater well-being, and we seem to have quite a few challenging events in succession. So today, I’d like to invite you to join me in a mindful photography experiment for stress management.
So what is mindful photography, and how can it help you be happier?
(Truth…the topic is part of my graduate school research project in positive psychology.)
Mindful photography is being studied as a way to increase well-being. Since The Walking Book Club is all about making happiness and health easier, I thought it might be fun to bring to our community, especially to help manage stress.
Mindfulness helps re-connect with our body, thoughts, and feelings and leads to improved health & happiness. Mindful photography can help bring awareness to what is important to you and why by capturing it in an image. You may also find yourself appreciating wonder and awe in everyday life. In addition, sharing the photographs with others can enhance the experience.
So let’s give it a try!
The Walking Book Club Schedule & Update
Our group selections pull from Audie nominated audiobooks for our third year in a row! If you haven’t already listened to Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Watson, or The Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, they were some of 2021 Walking Book Club favorites. You can check out the complete list of nominees here and let us know what you’ve selected. Audie Awards are like the Oscars for narration.
We’ll be moving to The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth (or any Hepworth audiobook).
May & June:
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson. Kim and narrator Katie Schorr will be joining us for a Heart and Soul Book Chat on June 20th @ 7 PM EST.
We have also been invited to review The End of Miracles: A Novel by Monica Starkman.
The End of Miracles is a twisting, haunting story about the drastic consequences of a frustrating obsession. A woman with a complex past wants nothing more than to become a mother but struggles with infertility and miscarriage. This emotionally gripping novel is a suspenseful journey across the blurred boundaries between sanity and madness, depression and healing.
Next Heart and Soul Book Chat
Join author Kirstin Chen and narrator, Catherine Ho, on November 17th for a Heart and Soul Book Chat to benefit The Ripple Center.