In August, we read/saw "Crazy Rich Asians", and people really enjoyed it! This is 1 book in a series, so there are others to read!
This month, we're reading "Brain on Fire". We'll be meeting at the radio station on Wednesday, September 26th 6p-8p at (1600 Utica Ave S. St. Louis Park 5th floor-it's in the West End area). Dinner will be provided by Green Mill, and we'll have official book club t-shirts from MELSA! This book club is full!
North Memorial Health will also be joining us! They actually helped us pick the book this month. I mentioned this in the Facebook group, but they are sponsoring for the next three months. I'm excited because I like trying new things, and our sponsors make the event so much better. This month, Dr. Gulden will join us to lead us in some breathing exercises.
About the Book: An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
Ashley W. Gulden, PsyD, LP
Dr. Gulden is a licensed psychologist with interests in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders and interpersonal trauma. She is involved in the Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program that emphasizes mind-body interventions in the treatment of mental health concerns at North Memorial Health.
Dr. Gulden is dedicated to helping customers mindfully navigate the complex process of healing and creating meaningful life changes that positively impact overall well-being. Her additional interests include mind-body interventions (biofeedback, meditation, mindfulness), cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology interventions, and group psychotherapy.
Dr. Gulden enjoys running, yoga, gardening, photography and spending time with her family.