“Bittersweet” by Susan Cain | The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2023-04-19-2023-04-19
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD

Trying to push our true feelings out of sight in favour of ‘positive vibes only’ culture will get us nowhere. As whole human beings, we experience a wide variety of emotions, and not only are they valid, they are teachers. Join us in April, when we will discuss “Bittersweet, How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole”, by Susan Cain, mega-bestselling author of “Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”.

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[Note: Message me to attend in person, as space is strictly limited! Otherwise, join us on Zoom 🙂]

This meeting will be facilitated by a full-time Life Coach (yours truly) and former university educator with over a decade of international experience in facilitating discussions across groups from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We value inclusivity 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🖤💛❤️ and insist on respectful discussion. Wanna suss me out ahead of time to see if we’ll ‘gel’? Then feel free to have a snoop here ☺:

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From the book jacket:

In her inspiring new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet describes her powerful quest to understand how love, loss and sorrow make us whole — revealing the power of a bittersweet outlook on life.
Bittersweetness is a tendency towards states of longing, poignancy and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death — bitter and sweet — are forever paired.
In Bittersweet, Susan Cain employs the same mix of research, storytelling and memoir as she did in Quiet, this time to explore how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity and connection.
Can shows movingly how a bittersweet state of mind — though we’ve been blind to its value — is the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and collective pain. It can change the way we live, the way we work and the way we love. If we realize that all humans know — or will know — loss and suffering, we can turn towards one another.
At a time of profound discord and personal anxiety, Bittersweet brings us together in deep and unexpected ways.

At this meetup, we will discuss the author’s insights relating to sorrow and longing and how they may relate to our own lives. As usual, if you don’t get a chance to read the book, you are still encouraged to attend! Message me if you’d like to attend in person, as space is limited. But you can always join us on Zoom as well 😊.

In the meantime: Check out one of Cain’s TED talks here: The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days

Looking forward to seeing everyone !

Time/Date: Wednesday, 19 April – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.
On-street parking*
Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
Tea/coffee facilities
Ground floor entrance
Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424 🙂
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!
*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.

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