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Well-Read Book Club

Thrive hosts a monthly book club that gives state employees an opportunity to connect with others and learn about well-being topics in a unique way. The books that are selected focus on one or more of the essential elements of well-being: career/purpose, social, financial, physical, community, and emotional.  Book club members must procure a copy of the book on their own (either by purchasing it or checking it out from their library), read the book on their own time and meet for about 45 minutes once a month during lunch to discuss the assigned reading. We have conference-call capabilities to accommodate employees who are not in the Oklahoma City area. Supervisors can earn six supervisory credits for this book club session but may not miss more than one session to receive all six credits.

The books the book club have read are:

  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

  • Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight by Linda Bacon

  • Leading with Emotional Courage by Peter Bregman

The next session starts in August and we will read and discuss The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer, co-authored by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel.

This groundbreaking book explains how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy. It will introduce a new way of thinking about health, aging and longevity.

For more information, view the YouTube trailer.

The deadline to sign up for this session is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Meeting dates (Tuesdays):

  • Aug. 18.

  • Sept. 15.

  • Oct. 20.

  • Nov. 17.


If you are have any questions, contact Chrystal Hedges.