Beyond Books - September


With Kiersten Gallagher

- Thursday, October 8th, 12:30-1:30pm

In this monthly study group, participants will select the overall themes and books: whether it's a book on living with cancer, a poet's exploration of life, a guide to integrating the arts and healing, or a novel with themes of strength and survival. 

We will share opinions, experiences, and hope in a supportive, facilitated environment that encourages input from all. A single bookmay be explored over several sessions, as we work to apply its wisdom to our own lives. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during our lively conversations.

We will meet on Thursday, September 10th this month.

This month we have chosen to read The End of Fear, by Richard Schaub with Bonney Schaub. Richard and Bonney Schnaub draw upon 30 years of experience as psychotherapists as well as use examples from their patients to explore the origin of fear and why it is so influential.  In the End of Fear they offer a spiritual path to turn toward your basic vulnerability with compassion to realize and achieve your full potential for peace, joy, and love.

Past selections have included:

  • My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen
  • How to be Sick by Toni Bernhard
  • Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo
  • The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
  • Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment by Sandra Steingraber
  • Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari and Eric Kleninberg

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Please RSVP to help us plan.


Kiersten Gallagher

About Kiersten Gallagher

Kiersten Gallagher is an avid reader and has been studying wellness for over three decades. It was five years ago, when Kiersten was introduced to teaching people who are affected by cancer, that she landed within a community that was looking for meaning and hope in an unfair world. Working with an extraordinary group of people has given Kiersten a new perspective, deep gratitude every day, and hope that healing is possible even when the odds feel like they are against you. Kiersten strives to facilitate a comfortable, healing environment that helps participants gain new insight into themselves and the world we live in through reading, reflection, and discussion.