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    BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
    by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Dr. Brown asserts that we long for “belonging,” and she explains what that means. We all want to belong to something larger than ourselves. It appears to be a primal instinct, one that pushes us to fit in and seek approval. But is that really what is good for us? She makes the case that true belonging only happens “when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world; our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” We are not called to change who we are in order to belong, but to bring our true self to the larger group and thereby enhance it by our diversity and unique contribution.
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    LESSONS FROM LUCY: The Simple Joys of an Old Happy Dog
    by Dave Barry You may think you’ll laugh a lot when you read this book, and you will, because Dave is a much-loved humorist and humor inhabits his work, but this book offers much more than copious chuckles. In his effort to discover what causes outrageous and indefatigable joy in his dog Lucy, he simultaneously observes what causes joy in people. It is that message of cultivating joy, even in difficult times, that he shares with the reader.
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    GMORNING,GNIGHT! LITTLE PEP TALKS FOR ME & YOU
    by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA If you need a little pick-me-up this book is for you. From the originator of the popular Broadway show, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel gives you 3-5 sentence insights to energize your days and calm your nights. With illustrations by Jonny Sun, this book is sure to put a smile on your face and a zip in your step.
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    SAVING FIONA
    by THANE MAYNARD Subtitled The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, the book tells the story of the first premature hippopotamus ever raised by humans. It’s a tale of the dedication and expertise of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo. The book features many photos of Fiona (born 2 months prematurely) and her parents Bibi and Henry. The author is the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Proceeds from his royalties go towards the care and feeding of Fiona and her family at the zoo.
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BRAVING THE WILDERNESS

Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW

Dr. Brown asserts that we long for “belonging,” and she explains what that means. We all want to belong to something larger than ourselves. It appears to be a primal instinct, one that pushes us to fit in and seek approval. But is that really what is good for us? She makes the case that true belonging only happens “when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world; our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” We are not called to change who we are in order to belong, but to bring our true self to the larger group and thereby enhance it by our diversity and unique contribution.

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