I am very excited to announce the pre-sale of my first book: Health is Love. I started writing this book as I was healing with the trauma of being treated for a rare form of cervical cancer. My cancer treatment was difficult because it was not as much physical as it was emotional. My cancer was caught on a routine health screening (Pap Smear) and, because of early detection, I did not have to have a large surgery, chemo, or radiation. I am grateful for this but the emotional trauma was enough, I cannot imagine having to experience both at the same time. I did not know what to do or say to help me cope with this trauma for a while so I did not say or do much. I did slow down my busy life and spent a lot of time sitting at home reflecting or running while reflecting. Eventually my reflections turned into writing. I wanted to write about reflecting on one's journey. Who am I? Where am I now? How did I get here? What is important to me? In all of that reflecting it became clear to me that the most important things in my life were all of the things that were based in the healing powers of love. I am a healer of love. I was healed by the love of my husband, family, friends, and myself. I know that love is the key to health and I am grateful to have experienced its healing powers. I am still going through this healing process and I wanted to offer some of my reflections to the world as I know that everyone is healing from something. I invite you to take a journey with me to explore this more through the 14 reflections and meditations offered in this book. I hope that you will join me.
2020 has been designated as the Year of Love as Dr. Shomo will soon be releasing her Health is Love, Health is not a Size book. She has been on a journey to read books about Love and she would like for you to join her. The first book club of the year will feature Let Love Have the Last Word by Common. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the African American Chamber in Cincinnati. Food and wine will be served. We hope to see you there!
Our partnership with the Finding My Sparkle Book Tour is coming to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 6th at. Please join us at The Ohio State University for an evening of discussion for how to find your sparkle! This book was written by Morgan A. Owens to share her struggle to come to terms with her own definition of beauty and her journey to discover her own path to success. She has shared her story with young women in Cincinnati Public Schools for years. Now she is traveling across America to share her story with everyone. We hope to see you there!
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DR SHOMO KNOWS Book Club is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland stops of the Finding My Sparkle Book Tour! This is our first Book Tour Partnership and we would love to have your support. Cincinnati will be kicking off the start of the tour on Thursday 11/14 at 6 pm. Join us as we discuss Finding My Sparkle with author Morgan Owens, owner of the Morgan A. Owens Brand and Curvy Cardio.
We took a summer hiatus for our book club but this fall we are back! The first book that we will feature is Unwavering Perseverance by Mary Wineberg on 9/19 at 6:30 pm at Novel Coworking. It is a story of the Olympic gold medalist's journey from being a ward of the state to becoming a great track star and the ups and downs of traveling this road. Meet the author, Mary Wineberg, at this event!
The featured book for May is Thick by Dr. Tressie McMillian Cottom. This book, composes of 8 of essays, offers commentary on numerous issues that affect black women including beauty, careers, rape culture, maternal health, and politics. Join us for what should be a lively discussion on Tuesday 6/18 at 6:30 pm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tuesday 4/23 we will host our next book club with Mercantile Library as the sponsor and location. Please join us for this special partnership! The featured book for April is Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. In this book, Issa Rae discusses her upbringing, coming of age, and journey to becoming a leading lady. This book is available on Audiobook, narrated by Issa Rae. It is less than 6 hours of listening. We hope to see you soon. Take care.
The much anticipated book club discussion of Michelle Obama's Becoming is here! On Tuesday 2/12 we will be discussing this book and if you have not yet had a chance to read it, try the audiobook as it is read by Michelle Obama. The book is divided into 3 parts and is pure inspiration from start to finish. We hope that you are able to join us for this event. Click the link above for more information.
Excited to announce the first date for the DR SHOMO KNOWS (DSK) Book Club Discussion!
Tuesday 1/15/19 We will discuss Trevor Noah's Born a Crime in Cincinnati
Click above to register. Online Discussion information will be available at a later date.
Next Book: Michelle Obama's Becoming
It is a 400 page book so consider listening to it on Audible or CD from the library. She reads it so it is a great listen. We will be discussing it in February. Stay tuned for the date.
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The Fall 2018 book will be Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I usually read regular paper books but a few people have suggested that I try the audiobook version of this one. Who doesn't love Trevor Noah's voice so I think that I may try an audiobook for a change. We will be discussing the book in January, in Cincinnati and on Facebook Live. Dates TBA.
Why a Book Club
I love a good book. I enjoy reading biographies and books written by journalists on a mission for the right story. Interests in these areas are books written by authors with a diverse perspective or telling the narratives of diverse perspectives. I enjoy reading these types of books because it helps to reinforce the idea that though we are diverse in cultures, languages, physical attributes,etc; we experience so much of the same things in our lives. We also can learn a lot from each other so I enjoy a book with a message as well.