Smart Is Sexy

Aerial Dance has a monthly-ish book club for our members that focuses on Self Development and Growth book. Books are curated by our founder, Paula, then brought to the group. We start books every 4-6 weeks.

Join the ADWi Smart Is Sexy Facebook group for daily posts and conversation. Then join us for the end of the book meeting in person for sushi, wine & discussion.

Upcoming Books & Meeting Dates

All book clubs are held in the bar area of Nakashima’s of Appleton. Come for social time & sushi even if you haven’t read or finished the book.

February 5 at 4:30pm

Our first book of 2023 dives into how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. “The Body Keeps Score” by Dr. van der Kolk is a classic “self help” book for a reason.

March 5 at 4:30PM

Our February book is all about making choices that align with your goals, values and purpose, then letting the rest go. “The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less” by Tanya Dalton gives tips on how to re-prioritize your life so you have time for what truly matters to you.

Lending Library

Aerial Dance Appleton has an extensive lending library available to our members! Simply choose a title, fill out the lending binder, read the book, return the book and complete the binder. Easy! A great free resource for our members. Books cover everything for mental health, personal development, physical health, and so much more. Many of the former Book Club Books can be found on the Lending Library shelf. Check out a book and grow!

Former Books

 Atomic Habits: : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear

Attached: : The New Science of Adult Attachment and how it Can Help You Find–and Keep–love – Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller

Badass Habits: : Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick – Jen Sincero

Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–And Never Say Diet Again – Rebecca Scritchfield

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle – Amelia Nagoski & Emily Nagoski

The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love – Sonya Renee Taylor

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less – Tiffany Dufu

Everything is Figure-out-able – Marie Forleo

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – Gary Chapman

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Don Miguel Ruiz

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life – Denise Duffield-Thomas

Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brené Brown

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life – Janice Kaplan

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

How To Be An Adult in a Relationship – David Richo

I Thought It was Just Me – Brené Brown

In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy – John O’Leary

In Pursuit of Excellence – Terry Orlick

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight

Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works – Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Loving What Is – Byron Katie

Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It – Valerie Young

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself – Kristin Neff

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself – Nedra Glover

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts, Becoming the Person You Want to Be – Mark Reiter & Marshall Goldsmith

UnFu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life – Gary John Bishop

Untamed – Glennon Doyle

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and how to Get Good at it – Kelly McGonigal

With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System – Lanny Bassham

Women who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person – Shonda Rhimes

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero

Your Money Or Your Life – Vicki Robin and Joseph R. Dominguez


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