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Welcome to Book Interrupted, a book club for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.
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The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; how they express anger; gratitude; and dancing it out. They finish the episode by sharing their final book reports. Would they recommend this book? Discussion Points: Anger and how we express it/why we scream Emotions as a wakeup call, giving you feedback The importance of stopping and breathing Dancing it out! “Never walk when you can dance.” How to be thankful in a specific manner Final book reports - what do we think of the book? Changing mindset from “I have to” to “I choose to” Change comes through doing The difficulties of using NVC with children Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; tools to communicate and empathize; and the limitations of NVC, including potential ways it can be used in bad faith. After a debate about whether they should empathize with people they think are doing hateful or abusive things, they finish with each naming their primary need/s. Discussion Points: The many ways to communicate, understanding the person, and sharing our needs Using NVC to communicate between parents and children How to not feel responsible for other people’s feelings, but still help people fulfill their needs How people who show love by doing can create a codependency The limitations of NVC: the importance of choosing who you use NVC with, do both people need to know these skills for this to work, and how NVC can be used in bad faith to manipulate others Should you empathize with people you think are doing hateful or abusive things? What are your primary needs? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity By Kim Scott  
The Book Interrupted women share their personal journals while reading: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how they respond to conflict, empathy during the pandemic, how they communicate their different needs, and learning to listen. Discussion Points: What are our needs? How do we respond to anger, conflict and negative feedback? Dealing with changes in our lives and how we share that knowledge with others Learning to listen, empathy and the tools of how to connect How nonviolent communication is effective for use in conflicts and big emotions, but does not work for emergencies and everyday conversations The different ways people deal with problems - trying to figure out individual needs Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. By debating their different communication styles, ranging from keeping it all inside to having no secrets at all, they share what they need to connect. Can they learn how best to speak to each other, despite their differences? Discussion Points: Reevaluating our communication styles Naming our feelings Telling people you appreciate them Name calling and why we lash out in rage Marshall B. Rosenberg and his puppets How to communicate your needs and understand other people’s needs The differences between people who share all and those who don’t Communicating with our body language How to be more blunt Emotional Intelligence and taking time to figure out our feelings Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Armchair Expert Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 5 book choice: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Nonviolent Communication”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of feelings, needs, conflict and personal narrative, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Marshall B. Rosenberg. Discussion Points: Figuring out your feelings and needs How to listen How can people-pleasers balance their own needs with the want for peace? The role personal narrative can play in our reactions to situations The four components of NVC: observations, feelings, needs and requests  How can conflict hinder communication? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Your Parenting Mojo The Enneagram Institute
The six women discuss feedback and the public versus private comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 4, Episodes 1 through 5, on “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo.     Discussion Points:   Why don’t people speak up on social media about White Fragility? Practicing talking about racism, speaking up, being vulnerable, stumbling forward Cancel culture, accountability culture, apologies, and showing how you made amends How to pick your battles/set your own boundaries Things white people say to POC and fetishizing POC Self awareness, change, mindfulness and bringing down our white people blinders     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo @the_brown_squiggy Beastie Boys Story Real Things White People Have Said to Me - Lilly Singh Good Hair  Down the Rabbit Hole
Fan Squiggy and the six women continue the discussion on ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo, concluding with their final book reports. How can they learn to speak up, fight against white solidarity, and just keep stumbling forward? Would they recommend this book to other readers? Discussion Points: Activism and the POCnic in Prince Edward County, Ontario Racist words behind closed doors  White Solidarity/“white silence is violence”/learning to speak up Tone policing and white fragility Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo @the_brown_squiggy Teacher goes on racist rant, not realizing Zoom was on, mother of Black child says Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg 
Fan Squiggy and the six women discuss ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. How do we talk to children about racism? Can we get to equality together? What is the role of the bystander? Why has it taken so long to have many shades of ‘nude’ crayons and undergarments? Plus, seeing Sharon Osborne’s white fragility play out on tv! Discussion Points: Racism in Canada Other books and resources on antiracism White Fragility in action on television Apologizing versus making amends The nice guy/‘friend zone’ The intersectionality of feminism, antiracism, trans and gay rights, fatphobia Speaking up/the role of the bystander Old movies and media influence How to talk to children about racism Different shades of skin colour, crayons, underwear, ‘nude’ Getting it out of the “uncomfortable is rude” realm/ revisiting ‘manners’ Body positivity Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole ‘The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black’ by Desmond Cole in Toronto Life How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  'The Talk': Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne Discuss Racism Oprah with Meghan and Harry Piers Morgan Walks Off Set During Meghan Markle Debate That ’70s Show The Big Bang Theory Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell Bystander effect
The Book Interrupted women and their fan Squiggy share their personal journals while reading: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how the good/bad binary, white women tears, individualism, colonization, rationalization, and their own behaviours contribute towards racism in our society. Discussion Points: Making a safe space to talk about racism - getting through the uncomfortable and awkwardness and opening the conversation Reflecting on our own past and present racist behaviours Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? The good/bad binary White women tears Individualism “People of colour” is an offensive term in some parts of the world  The role of colonization in creating racism White Fragility as a gateway book - start here and learn more after Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad Unlocking Us with Brené Brown - Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
  The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, continue the discussion on their first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Referencing the book and their lives they dive into topics of racism in the education system, politics, and small town Ontario; the controversy of the author being white; the importance of the arts; and how they can keep stumbling forward.     Discussion Points:   Education - how can we make change to include more teachers of colour and more diverse experiences and history? Being the only person of colour in a room Familiarity bias and diversity quotas in hiring Keeping sex education limited, keeps men in power Educational system overhaul Residential schools and using school as a weapon More diverse representation in politics How to educate your children about racism Step forward, don’t step back Let’s make it better for all the children The importance of the arts and how they’ve been affected by the pandemic Learning through films, tv, theatre, books Controversy of the author being a white woman Being a good ancestor Everyone is qualified to talk about antiracism, keep stumbling forward     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo Armchair Expert Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard David Chang Get Out American History X Bird Box Moonlight Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.) Boyz n the Hood p
The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, begin their first conversation on their Series 4 and first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “White Fragility”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of white privilege, history, and how to begin antiracism work, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Robin Diangelo. Discussion Points: White privilege Micro aggressions How to start talking about race and take the first steps in antiracism work How the history that is told to us is through a white perspective  Making noise can make change White centering Racism does exist and we’re all a part of it Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo Armchair Expert Brené Brown podcasts Miriam Makeba Interview 1969 Home appraisals: Hidden camera investigation reveals race could affect value (CBC Marketplace) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
Seeing Red -Episode 6

Seeing Red -Episode 6

2021-05-0350:42

The six women discuss feedback and comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 3, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Discussion Points: What was it like for previous generations of women and their periods? First period experiences - “am I dying?" Menstrual education for children and men Are males curious about periods? Tampons with applicators, versus without applicators, versus reusable applicators Menstrual cups and period underwear - how do they work? Period boxer briefs for trans men and boys Pads worn by women after giving birth Social media posts normalizing periods Internet trolls - should you engage? Tampons as costumes Lack of understanding around menopause  What is perimenopause versus menopause? Update of Brazen Cramp and PMS herbs Performance art inspired by periods and vaginas Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)  Knix Period Underwear Dear Kate Period Underwear Aisle Period Boxer Brief Diva Cup Down the Rabbit Hole The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunther Forever Brazen The Period Expert | Kirsten Karchmer on TikTok Book Interrupted Pinterest Laurie Anderson
In this bonus episode, the Book Interrupted six women ask questions and chat with Kirsten Karchmer, author of “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” Discussion Points: Perimenopause - how can we tell if there is something wrong or are the symptoms linked to perimenopause? Is it like reverse puberty? How important is sleep during this time? PCOS - how is it different for every person? Dietary advice, including how to make congee, drinking bone broth and taking spirulina Hormone replacement therapy and PMDD Can belly fat be linked to perimenopause and menopause? How can we reinforce our satisfaction by saying it out loud? How can you cope mentally with chronic pain or disability? Food sensitivity tests and endometriosis Human rights issue surrounding periods and menstrual equity Menstrual cups Talking to girls about their periods Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group KirstenKarchmer.com Forever Brazen Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza Everlywell period.org The Period Expert | Kirsten Karchmer on TikTok Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume Conceivable.com
Seeing Red -Episode 5

Seeing Red -Episode 5

2021-04-2646:31

The Book Interrupted six women continue discussions inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of painful periods, men living in women’s bodies for a month, sexual and menstrual education, period underwear, perimenopause, and naturopaths versus doctors. They finish the episode by sharing whether they each recommend the book.  Discussion Points: Changing our mindsets that pain with periods is not normal, even if it is common It might be common, but it’s not normal - how can we use this in other parts of our lives? Would there be equality if women were in power? What would happen if men had to live in a women’s body and mind for a month? Should doctors be required to take a mandatory class specific on women’s biology? Why do we segregate sex ed? How do we educate children about menstruation - both girls and boys? Period underwear - do they work and how do we clean them? What are the symptoms of perimenopause? PCOS? Bloodwork ranges - the difference between doctors and naturopaths? Would we recommend this book? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What's up with her? | 22 Minutes The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht Epic theatre and Brecht I Am Not an Easy Man | Netflix The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther Amy Schumer
Seeing Red -Episode 4

Seeing Red -Episode 4

2021-04-1943:41

The Book Interrupted six women discuss their lives, inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of periods, mental health, medical research, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, cutting back caffeine, drinking more water, and the lack of access to period products in some areas of the world.  Discussion Points: Why is medical research and fitness research only done on white males and how does that affect women and people of colour? How to use movement as a form of regulating hormones The importance of drinking water, sleep, eating healthy Seed cycling - did it work? What are the advantages of cutting back caffeine? How does our mental state affect our bodies and the pain we feel? Cry and show your emotion and don’t apologize for it Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and anxiety How can you adjust your life to reflect your cycle? Menstrual health is a matter of human rights There are many people in the world who don’t have access to period products How do we end the stigma associated with menstruation? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group World Pulse Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)  
Seeing Red -Episode 3

Seeing Red -Episode 3

2021-04-1236:44

The Book Interrupted six women share their thoughts while reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer, followed by group discussions on their experiences with perimenopause, urinary incontinence, cysts and menstrual cups. Just because something is common, does not mean that it’s normal.   Discussion Points:   The history of the period What is the ideal period? Seed cycling  How can you use your period as a diagnostic tool? Perimenopause and menopause Just because something is common, does not mean that it’s normal. Does period underwear work? How do hormone fluctuations affect our bodies? Urinary incontinence  How does it feel when a cyst bursts? The benefits of using a menstrual cup     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear! My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunther Diva Cup
Seeing Red -Episode 2

Seeing Red -Episode 2

2021-04-0541:54

The Book Interrupted six women continue their conversation inspired by “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Exploring issues of education, Goddess mythology, and being comfortable talking about menstruation, they chat about their own personal period experiences and how to teach their children about their bodies. Discussion Points: The history of periods and how men treated women during their menstrual cycles What could we do to prepare for our periods? Why are sex education classes separated into gender? Why can’t it be part of a regular curriculum? Menstrual cycles are not shameful, just part of biology Let’s talk about our periods openly Goddess mythology and early civilizations’ understanding of the connection between the lunar cycle and the women’s cycle How has modern religion taken ancient female symbolism and changed it to masculine? How can we teach our children about menstruation? Being comfortable talking about discharge, mucus plug Why do we use words like “the bloody show” to describe natural parts of childbirth? The anatomy of the clitoris Dorsal and ventral anatomy and labeling of the penis How hard it is for parents to watch their children grow up Do you wear special clothes during your period? How eating disorders can affect menstruation in the short and long term Our first period experiences Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear! My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Strange Things by Anne Amos and Illustrated by Lia MacBean The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image by Jules Cashford and Anne Baring The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther
Seeing Red -Episode 1

Seeing Red -Episode 1

2021-03-2940:11

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 3 book choice: “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Seeing Red”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of endometriosis, holistic medicine, period education, birth control pills, doctors, drugs and boobs, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Kirsten Karchmer. “Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal”     Discussion Points:   Endometriosis awareness The importance of drinking more water How can our periods be used as a diagnosis tool? Talking about periods should be normal More education and research is needed about female health, periods and menopause Seed cycling - how does it work and can it help? Holistic and Chinese medicine - how the body is all connected Why do doctors prescribe the birth control pill when they don’t know what’s wrong? How hormones affect our mental health Family doctors and specialists need more information about female health Why are women often not included in drug trials?  Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal How all our periods are different How can women’s cycles sync up? How breast reductions can help quality of life     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear! Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Strange Things by Anne Amos and Illustrated by Lia MacBean Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Femini
Untamed -Episode 6

Untamed -Episode 6

2021-03-2239:16

The six women discuss feedback and comments they’ve received from Book Interrupted Series 2, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle.  Discussion Points: Remarks, feedback and comments from our fans Response to Lise’s video Is Glennon Doyle selfish or is she trying to help? Is Untamed a memoir or self help or is it both? How does popularity/fame/power affect people? Are the lessons in Untamed packaged too neatly? Is there a salesman/guru vibe? What faces do you make under your mask?  Why do women’s and girl’s products need to be pink and delicate with butterflies? Strict definitions of gender roles and how does that affect children? Does DreamWorks represent racial and gender stereotypes? Talking and sharing about overcoming drug abuse and eating disorders Why are women always taught to be in competition with other women? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Win a 3-month membership with libro.fm! Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Untamed by Glennon Doyle Lise Clark Astrology  Strange Things by Anne Amos and Illustrated by Lia MacBean Together Rising Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard - Glennon Doyle This Hour Has 22 Minutes - What's up with her? In Living Colour - Jim Carrey as Fire Marshall Bill (Boat safety)  In Living Colour Intro (with Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, etc) Season 3, Episode 1 Baroness Von Sketch - Women’s Products
Untamed -Episode 5

Untamed -Episode 5

2021-03-1542:51

The women finish their discussions on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, ultimately weighing in on whether they would recommend the book. They delve into topics of religion, spirituality, God, memoir versus self-help, personalities, and the nonprofit Together Rising. Discussion Points: Can we separate religion, God and spirituality? How do these affect our lives? Would we recommend the book? Should Glennon have told us more memoir over the lessons? The children who were taken from their parents at the border Abby’s personality versus Glennon’s The six final book reports Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Win a 3-month membership with libro.fm! Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Untamed by Glennon Doyle Lise Clark Astrology  Together Rising Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard - Glennon Doyle Wolf Pack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach Strange Things by Anne Amos and Illustrated by Lia MacBean
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