The Habit Trip is out today!!! I am teary and goofy and so excited this morning to be able to share this with you.
This book is a product of my love for the strangest of children's books—Shel Silverstein, The Phantom Tollbooth, Roald Dahl, and Oh, The Places You'll Go—woven together with my obsessive fascination with behavioral science. The story has a house in need of care, ships for riding the waves, a Ford Pinto for driving, dogs, dragons, and a jumping spider. But it's full of empty spaces that can only be filled by you.
"How does your body respond to stress, and how do you alleviate it? What are your go-to release valves? Which ones are helpful, and which ones leave you feeling like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, rehashing the same negotiations in your head again and again? How do you break the cycle? And what are you doing this for anyway? You already have the answers. This book will help you find them."
This is my way of wrapping everybody up in a safety net, hoping to get us all through this winter in one piece. Thank you for reading this letter each week and being part of this community over the years. I've written three books now, but this one feels like peace, play, and power all mixed up together in a perfect, peculiar, little brew. It isn't about my wisdom; it's about yours.
"You know who you are. You know where you've been. Not sure where you're headed, but you know where to begin."
The Habit Trip Release Party is happening on Friday, December 4th, at 6 p.m. on the Parnassus Facebook Page (this link will work on-demand any time after the event as well), and I am SO EXCITED to be chatting with Celia Gregory! Celia is Membership & Development Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, Nashville Team Leader with HeadCount (registering voters!), and a DJ at WXNA-FM.
Please join us! We promise make it ridiculous and fun to kick off your December. I wish we could meet in person, but this will have to do. We'll be taking your questions too!
Last thing! Today is #GivingTuesday. There is no shortage of options for where to donate if you are able, but if you need a list of great organizations that are helping with everything from addition to domestic violence, women's health to poverty, racial justice to immigrant services and net neutrality, you can find them HERE.
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