This book got FOUR THUMBS UP!!


*Grading Scale

A - All Good

B - Better than most

C - Could have been better

D - Disappointing

F - Failure on all levels


Ratings for this book


This book also got STRAIGHT As -- a BBCE Podcast FIRST!!! HOLLY IS THE WINNER!



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We continued our discussion of this book with the forth and final part - change.


Holly used this quote from the book to ask us a question that also led to her "winning" at making everyone cry.

"'Why now?,' I asked. This was my secret weapon. The question I always ask my patients on a first visit. I need to know why they are motivated to change. Why today, of all days, do they want to start working with me? Why is today different from yesterday, or last week, or last year? Why is today different from tomorrow? Sometimes our pain pushes us, and sometimes our hope pulls us.”


Other quotes mentioned in this section :

“Our painful experiences aren’t a liability—they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.”


"Maybe to heal isn’t to erase the scar or even to make the scar, to heal is to cherish the wound."


"We have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure" Hebrews 6:19

Ideas for hosting a book club for The Choice: Embrace the Possible


Location - Outside at a park, in a living room or kitchen

Activity -  Dancing lessons, A boob contest (like they had at Auschwitz), Take a walk, Make a Hungarian dinner, Go to the symphony or a ballet

Attire - Your favorite outfit that makes you feel special or reminds you of a specific time in you life (like Edith’s blue dress she wore when they were packing up) 

Favor - A custom sign with one of the quotes from the book on it. “Time doesn't heal. It's what you do with the time. Healing is possible when we choose to take responsibility, when we choose to take risks, and finally, when we choose to release the wound, to let go of the past or the grief.”

Food -

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash  

Challah

Strudel

Palacsinta

Music –  The Blue Danube Waltz ; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture ; Mendelson’s violin concerto played by a 6 year old      

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Favorite quotes from the book


“Time doesn't heal. It's what you do with the time. Healing is possible when we choose to take responsibility, when we choose to take risks, and finally, when we choose to release the wound, to let go of the past or the grief.”


“You can’t heal what you can’t feel.”


“Anger, however all-consuming, is never the most important emotion, it is only the very outer edge, the thinly exposed top layer of a much deeper feeling. And the real feeling that’s disguised by the mask of anger is usually fear. And you can’t feel love and fear at the same time.”


“When we heal, we embrace our real and possible selves.”


“To heal we embrace the dark, we walk through the shadow of the valley on the way to the light.”


“It’s the first time I see that we have a choice: to pay attention to what we’ve lost or to pay attention to what we still have.”


“To forgive is to grieve—for what happened, for what didn’t happen—and to give up the need for a different past.”


“Survivors don't have time to ask, "Why me?" For survivors, the only relevant question is, "What now?”


“I don't want you to hear my story and say, "My own suffering is less significant." I want you to hear my story and say, "If she can do it, then so can I!”


“ But if there is one small piece of hell I miss, it is the part that made me understand that survival is a matter of interdependence, that survival isn’t possible alone.“

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Show Notes


Oprah's Interview with Edith Eger


The Road Back to You


Brene Brown Quote


"Even If" - Mercy Me


Unlocking Us Podcast - Brene´ Brown


The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom


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Updated: Apr 16, 2020

“I did not yet know that nightmares know no geography, that guilt and anxiety wander borderless. I had escaped, but I wasn’t yet free.” Edith Eger





This week we are back to our regular book discussion. Boy, do we have an excellent book we believe everyone should read. Oprah also agrees with us :) Or maybe it's the other way around... This week we will be discussing The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger. Edith is a holocaust survivor who seamlessly weaves the story of her imprisonment and survival throughout her whole life. Edith did not have this book published until she was 90 years old. She gives practical advice about choices each human being has on this planet. We can be captive to our thoughts, anxieties, and circumstances, or we can choose to be free. It isn't that black and white. I am not a writer, so please take my word for it and read her book. Dr. Eger's book is an excellent read and personally challenged the way I view difficult experiences.  


We break this podcast up into three of the four sections just as she does in her book:

 

1. Prison: “All your ecstasy in life is going to come from the inside.” Edith’s ballet teacher told her.

“We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.” Edith's Mother


 2. Escape: “But if there is one small piece of hell I miss, it is the part that made me understand that survival is a matter of interdependence, that survival isn’t possible alone. Edith Eger

3. Freedom: “...By the time I would finish school I'll be fifty? He smiled. "You're going to be fifty anyhow” Bela Eger 


"Time doesn't heal. It's what you do with the time. Healing is possible when we choose to take responsibility when we choose to take risks, and finally when we choose to release the wound, to let go of the past or the grief.” “To be passive is to let others decide for you. " Edith Eger


I really hope you enjoy the podcast this week! ~Holly

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Show Notes


Oprah's Interview with Dr. Eger

Life and Grace Blog

Your Best Beautiful Life Podcast

Dr. Henry Cloud

72 hour kit

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  • The BBCE


Are you pumped??? Well maybe you will be by the end of our second episode in our Social Distancing Series! Today we talk about Physical Health. The host of this show LOVES to work out. Can you hear the sarcasm screaming at you?


Anyhoo in all seriousness we talk about how important it is to keep our physical bodies health in this current time. Running, walking, different apps, recipes and more. This episode hopefully will inspire you to not neglect your physical health while at home.


Here is a throw back picture from when BBCE members Katie, Mandy and Holly ran a half marathon at Disney World

Have a blast keeping that physical body healthy.

Holly

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Show notes and links :)

Tone it up App

Go Noodle 

Yoga with Adrian 

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Recipes:

Brown Derby's Cobb Salad

Zuppa Toscana

Steel Cut Oats

Baja Bowl

Quinoa salad

Instant Pot

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