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Sunday 9/25/2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00 Fall 2022 Book Club

Join Colleen for a discussion of

American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal a book by Kerri Kelly, forward by Angel Kyodo Williams.

**An Amazon Editor's Pick in Best Nonfiction**

"An intimate, honest, accountable, and thorough invitation into healing" adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism

"This book is a powerhouse." Ashley Judd

From the publisher: The myth of wellness is a lie. And until we learn to confront and dismantle its toxic systems, we can't ever be well. Better, stronger, healthier, whole--the wellness industry promises us that with enough intention, investment, and positive thinking, we'll unlock our best selves and find meaning and purpose in a chaotic and confusing world. The problem? It's a lie. The industry soars upwards of $650 billion a year, but we're still isolated, insecure, and inequitable. "Wellness" isn't making us well; it's making us worse. It diverts our attention and holds us back from asking the questions that do help us heal: Who gets to be well in America? Who's harmed--and who's left out? And what's the real-life cost of our obsession with self-improvement? To be truly well, we don't need juice fasts or yoga fads. We need to detox from a culture rooted in perfectionism, white supremacy, and individualism--and move toward a model that embodies mutual responsibility and extends beyond self-help to collective care. In American Detox , organizer, yoga activist, wellness disruptor, and CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly sounds the wake-up call. It's time to commit to the radical work of unlearning the toxic messages we've been fed--to resist, disrupt, and dream better futures of what wellness really means.

Colleen Brisport Sequeda

Colleen is a devoted yogi, lawyer and labor and human rights advocate. She believes in the power of yoga to create social change and harmony. Her yoga classes seek to open the hearts, minds and inner intelligence of her students to realize the positive impact and peace that they can have in their own lives and in the world around them. Colleen has practiced Forrest, Kundalini and Hatha yoga for over 10 years. She is constantly enhancing her skills and loves being part of the Lighthouse community.

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