‘The Light We Carry” by Michelle Obama | The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2023-03-15-2023-03-15
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD


To call the past couple of years ‘uncertain times’ is certainly not an overstatement, so employing relevant strategies to thrive during these periods is crucial. And what better way to do so than with a rousing group discussion of a book aiming to offer insights into how we can do just that. Our book for March is “The Light We Carry –Overcoming in Uncertain Times”, by the legendary Michelle Obama!

@michelleobama on instagram

[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 ☺:

From the book jacket:

There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?

Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her esperiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles–the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness.

“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

At this meetup, we will discuss the author’s insights relating to how having a deeper knowledge of ourselves helps us forge deeper connections with others as a way to thrive during periods of upheaval. And, 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 😊

Looking forward to seeing everyone !

Time/Date: Wednesday, 15 March – 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.

    Learn more about our book club by watching the video at bit.ly/LeslieVBookClub