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August 02, 2021 00:45:23
Sapiens Episode 1

Sapiens Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 6 book choice: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Sapiens”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of cooperation, tacky gifts, book cutting, collectivism in an individualist culture, and raising children not to be a-holes, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Yuval Harari. Discussion Points: The writing style/storytelling Can you walk and read at the same time? Cutting big books in half to make them easier to carry around The tackiest gifts ever Cooperation amongst large groups of people - how the human race is different than other animals Raising children not to be a-holes, teaching them to share Community versus individualism - collectivism in an individualist culture How every action and behaviour has a ripple effect 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 Joe Rogan Experience Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast Litsy Yuval Noah Harari: What explains the rise of humans? | TED Talk White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo ...

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July 26, 2021 00:35:13
Nonviolent Communication Episode 6

Nonviolent Communication Episode 6

The six women discuss feedback they received from Book Interrupted Series 5 on “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg, as well as previous series. Amongst chats about the importance of stories, trying to use nonviolent communication in real life, and the stigma of being a stay-at-home parent, they set a new BI challenge: eat something decadent in public and report back.   Discussion Points: Fan feedback and comments Is eating a big bag of chips in public brazen? Enjoying the journey of life Book Interrupted challenge: eat something decadent in public Societal pre-conditioning - the stigma of stay-at-home parents and the unemployed  The importance of stories Trying to use nonviolent communication in real life 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 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin DiAngelo Desmond Cole Ice Cream At Work | Baroness von Sketch Show Untamed by Glennon Doyle ...

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July 19, 2021 00:46:18
Nonviolent Communication Episode 5

Nonviolent Communication Episode 5

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 ...

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July 12, 2021 00:35:30
Nonviolent Communication Episode 4

Nonviolent Communication Episode 4

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   ...

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July 05, 2021 00:46:47
Nonviolent Communication Episode 3

Nonviolent Communication Episode 3

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 ...

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June 28, 2021 00:39:10
Nonviolent Communication Episode 2

Nonviolent Communication Episode 2

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 ...

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