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Daina Ramey Berry, Kali N. Gross
Description: "A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Víctor del Árbol, Lisa Dillman
Description: "Gonzalo Gil is a lawyer stuck in a disaffected life, in a failed career, trying to dodge the constant manipulation of his powerful father. This monotonous existence is shaken up when he learns, after years without news of his estranged sister, Laura, that she has committed suicide in dramatic circumstances. Her death pushes the fragile balance of Gonzalo's life as both a father and husband to the limit"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Arb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
Description: "A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."--Amazon.
Call Number: 306.768 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Ma-Nee Chacaby, Mary Louisa Plummer
Description: A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby's account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby's story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism. As a child, she learned spiritual and cultural traditions from her Cree grandmother and trapping, hunting, and bush survival skills from her Ojibwa stepfather. She also suffered physical and sexual abuse by different adults, and in her teen years became alcoholic herself. At twenty, Chacaby moved to Thunder Bay with her children to escape an abusive marriage. Abuse, compounded by racism, continued, but Chacaby found supports to help herself and others. Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. Ma-Nee Chacaby has emerged from hardship grounded in faith, compassion, humor, and resilience. Her memoir provides insights into the challenges still faced by many Indigenous people.
Call Number: 306.766 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre
Description: "At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."--Amazon.
Call Number: E Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince, Frank Morrison
Description: "At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: JB DeP
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Shonda Buchanan
Description: Beautifully rendered and rippling with family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments, Shonda Buchanan's memoir is a story that explores her family's legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with society's ostracization and the consequences of this dual inheritance. Buchanan was raised as a Black woman, who grew up hearing stories of her multi-racial heritage, while simultaneously suffering from everything she (and the rest of her family) didn't know. Tracing the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, Buchanan tells the story of her Michigan tribe--a comedic yet manically depressed family of fierce women, who were everything from caretakers and cornbread makers to poets and witches, and men who were either ignored, protected, imprisoned, or maimed--and how their lives collided over love, failure, fights, and prayer despite a stacked deck of challenges, including addiction and abuse. Ultimately, Buchanan's nomadic people endured a collective identity crisis after years of constantly straddling two, then three, races. The physical, spiritual, and emotional displacement of American Indians who met and married Mixed or Black slaves and indentured servants at America's early crossroads is where this journey begins. Black Indian digs as far down into this one family's history as it can go--sometimes, with a bit of discomfort. But every family has its own truth, and Buchanan's search for hers will resonate with anyone who has wondered "maybe there's more than what I'm being told."-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane
Description: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
Call Number: YA 920 Bag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Haohui Zhou, Zac Haluza
Description: "The brutal murder of respected police officer Sergeant Zheng Haoming sends shockwaves through Chengdu, a modern metropolis in the heart of China's stunning Sichuan Province. He had been obsessed by an unsolved, eighteen-year-old murder case, until an entity calling themselves Eumenides (after the Greek goddess of vengeance and retribution) releases a terrifying manifesto. Is the manifesto a sick joke, or something more sinister? Soon, the public starts 'nominating' worthy targets for Eumenides to kill, and two days later, Sergeant Zheng is dead. Eumenides' cunning game is only getting started. The police receive a "death notice," a chilling note announcing the killer's next target, the crimes they have committed, and the date of their execution. The note is both a challenge and a taunt to the police. When the first victim dies in public, under their complete protection, the police are left stunned. More death notices are coming. The chase is on."-- Provided by publisher."An elite police squad hunts a manipulative mastermind out to publically execute criminals the law cannot reach"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Daisy Johnson, Esther Wane
Description: The dictionary doesn't contain every word. Gretel, a lexicographer by trade, knows this better than most. She grew up on a houseboat with her mother, wandering the canals of Oxford and speaking a private language of their own invention. Her mother disappeared when Gretel was a teen, abandoning her to foster care, and Gretel has tried to move on, spending her days updating dictionary entries. One phone call from her mother is all it takes for the past to come rushing back. To find her, Gretel will have to recover buried memories of her final, fateful winter on the canals. A runaway boy had found community and shelter with them, and all three were haunted by their past and stalked by an ominous creature lurking in the canal: the bonak. Everything and nothing at once, the bonak was Gretel's name for the thing she feared most. And now that she's searching for her mother, she'll have to face it.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
Description: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal. After almost dying, she's determined to spice up her life and finally fit in with her glamorous family. To that end, she recruits the mysterious, sexy neighbor she's been spying on to help her get a life. But she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her, like what really lies beneath his rough exterior.
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
Description: Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Bryan Stevenson
Description: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Call Number: YA 353.48 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Suzanne (Suzanne Wakeen) Walker, Wendy Xu, Joamette Gil
Description: Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.
Call Number: YA FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Ellen Hart
Description: Receiving an urgent message from hospitalized partner Andy Nolan's nephew, who is killed minutes later, restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless embarks on a solo quest to identify the culprit and the victim's link to other killings.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Iris Gottlieb
Description: An investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Researched and illustrated, this book demystifies a personal--yet universal--facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is a tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Call Number: 305.3 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Zetta Elliott, Geneva B
Description: Told in two voices, Jax and Kavita, Kavita's brother Vik, and new friend Kenny try to return the baby dragon to the realm of magic before anything else goes wrong.
Call Number: J FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Douglas Murray
Description: Douglas Murray interrogates the vicious new culture wars playing out in our media, universities, homes and perhaps the most violent place of all: online. The Madness of Crowds is a demand for a return to free speech in an age of mass hysteria and political correctness. The global conversations around sexuality, race, mental health and gender are heavily policed by the loud and frequently anonymous voices on social media and in the press. Once conceived as forums for open speech, social media and online networks have emboldened the mob and exacerbated groupthink-self-censorship and public shaming have become rife. As a result, we have become paralyzed by the fear of being criticized and have unlearned the ability to speak frankly about some of the most important issues affecting society. Murray walks against the tide of censorship. He asks us to think more openly about what we're afraid to say; to think outside of the mob and the psychology of the crowd.
Call Number: 323.443 Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Evan Winter
Description: The Omehi society has been built around war and only war. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine. Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in an endless war. Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan: get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. But when those closest to him are brutally murdered, his grief swiftly fixates on revenge. Now Tau plans to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Mohsin Hamid
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Katy Rose Pool
Description: "For generations the Seven Prophets guided humanity with their visions, ending wars and uniting nations--until the day they vanished, leaving behind the promise of a looming Age of Darkness and the birth of a Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them--or all of them-could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Poo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Roberta Edwards, John O'Brien
Description: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who became the forty-fourth president of the United States.
Call Number: JB Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Chris Barton, Don Tate
Description: Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.
Call Number: J 609.2 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
Description: "Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a torturous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of 'witch feminism.' Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book greatly enriches our current conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more."--Back cover.
Call Number: 305.42 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: Diverse Reading For All Ages
A Black Women's History Of The United States
Daina Ramey Berry, Kali N. Gross
Just Mercy : A True Story Of The Fight For Justice : Adapted For Young People
Bryan Stevenson
YA 353.48 Ste
A Million Drops
Víctor del Árbol, Lisa Dillman
FIC Arb
Mooncakes
Suzanne (Suzanne Wakeen) Walker, Wendy Xu, Joamette Gil
YA FIC Wal
A Quick & Easy Guide To They/them Pronouns
Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
306.768 Bon
Rest For The Wicked
Ellen Hart
FIC Har
A Two-spirit Journey : The Autobiography Of A Lesbian Ojibwa-cree Elder
Ma-Nee Chacaby, Mary Louisa Plummer
306.766 Cha
Seeing Gender : An Illustrated Guide To Identity And Expression
Iris Gottlieb
305.3 Got
At The Mountain's Base
Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre
E Sor
The Dragon Thief
Zetta Elliott, Geneva B
J FIC Ell
Ballerina Dreams : From Orphan To Dancer
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince, Frank Morrison
JB DeP
The Madness Of Crowds : Gender, Race And Identity
Douglas Murray
323.443 Mur
Black Indian
Shonda Buchanan
B Buc
The Rage Of Dragons
Evan Winter
FIC Win
Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane
YA 920 Bag
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
FIC Ham
Death Notice : A Novel
Haohui Zhou, Zac Haluza
FIC Zho
There Will Come A Darkness : An Age Of Darkness Novel
Katy Rose Pool
YA FIC Poo
Everything Under [Audiobook] : A Novel
Daisy Johnson, Esther Wane
FIC Joh
Who Is Barack Obama?
Roberta Edwards, John O'Brien
JB Oba
Get A Life, Chloe Brown [Audiobook] : A Novel
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
FIC Hib
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream Of Inventions
Chris Barton, Don Tate
J 609.2 Bar
It Feels Good To Be Yourself : A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
E Tho
Witches, Sluts, Feminists : Conjuring The Sex Positive
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
305.42 Sol

Health, Wellness, and You!

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We know that the world is a dumpster fire, but you don't have to be. Check out this list of health and wellness materials to get yourself on the path to good health.

10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story [Large Print]
Dan Harris
LP 158.12 Har
I Used To Be A Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide To A Meaningful Life
John Kim
155.332 Kim
A New Way To Food: 100 Recipes To Encourage A Healthy Relationship With Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, And Celebrate Real Wellness For Life
Maggie Battista, Kristin Teig
641.563 Bat
In Defense Of Food: An Eater's Manifesto [DVD]
Michael Pollan, Kikim Media (Firm), KQED-TV, PBS Distribution (Firm)
612.3 In d
Byou 2: Hip Hop Meets Bollywood [DVD]
Debra Martin Chase, Fatima Robinson, Sabrina Bryan, Rujuta Vaidya, Byou LLC (Firm)
613.715 Byo
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
Scott C Litin, Sanjeev Nanda, Mayo Clinic
613 May 2018
Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Emily Nagoski
613.95 Nag
Mindfulness Goes Mainstream: Techniques [DVD]
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Chade-Meng Tan, Saki Santorelli, Carl Fulwiler
158.12 Min
Craftfulness: Mend Yourself By Making Things
Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin
745.5 Dav
Own It: The Power Of Women At Work
Sallie Krawcheck
303.34 Kra
Do What Feels Good: Recipes, Remedies, And Routines To Treat Your Body Right
Hannah Bronfman, Sandra Bark
613.0424 Bro
Simple Fruit : Seasonal Recipes For Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, And Roasting
Laurie Pfalzer, Charity Burggraaf
641.64 Pfa
Eat For Life : The Breakthrough Nutrient-rich Program For Longevity, Disease Reversal, And Sustained Weight Loss
Joel Fuhrman
613.2 Fuh
The Genius Life [Electronic Resource] : Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, And Become Extraordinary
Max Lugavere, Inc OverDrive
Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations For Nourishing Beauty, Inside And Out
Jolene Hart
613.2 Har
The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living
Meik Wiking
158.1 Wik
Falling Awake: How To Practice Mindfulness In Everyday Life [Audiobook]
Jon Kabat-Zinn
158.13 Kab
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Elissa Epel
572.87 Bla
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health And Happiness
Qing Li
615.852 Li
The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide To The Anatomy, Biology, And Reality Of The Vagina
Ellen Støkken Dahl, Nina Brochmann, Lucy Moffatt
612.628 Dah
Fruitful: Four Seasons Of Fresh Fruit Recipes
Brian Nicholson, Sarah Huck
641.64 Nic
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents And Flourishing As We Age
Mary Bray Pipher
305.262 Pip
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Jenny Lawson
B Law
Yoga For Your Life: A Practice Manual Of Breath And Movement For Every Body
Margaret D Pierce, Martin G Pierce
613.7046 Pie
How To Be Fine : What We Learned From Living By The Rules Of 50 Self-help Books
Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
158.1 Gre
You Are A Bad Ass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin

Dan Harris
Description: "A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 158.12 Har
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Maggie Battista, Kristin Teig
Description: Shares plant-based and refined sugar-free recipes that encourage a healthy relationship with food, and includes stories from the author that chronicle her struggles, victories, and lessons from finally achieving a body-positive approach to food.
Call Number: 641.563 Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Debra Martin Chase, Fatima Robinson, Sabrina Bryan, Rujuta Vaidya, Byou LLC (Firm)
Description: Dancer, singer, and actress Sabrina Bryan from The Cheetah Girls has a very important message for girls - be happy, be healthy - Byou. Byou 2 includes exercise combined with hip hop and Bollywood dance moves.
Call Number: 613.715 Byo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Emily Nagoski
Description: An essential exploration of why and how women's sexuality works based on groundbreaking research and brain science that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
Call Number: 613.95 Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin
Description: Davidson and Tahsin believe that making things is a vital means of self-expression, self-realization, and self-help that sparks the mind, touches the soul, and rejuvenates the spirit. You won't get many crafting ideas from this book, but you will discover that--whether you knit, crochet, sculpt, weave, quilt, tat, draw, or bind books--working toward small, attainable goals gives us a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and control that is proven to positively impact our mental health and happiness. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 745.5 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Hannah Bronfman, Sandra Bark
Call Number: 613.0424 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Joel Fuhrman
Description: Eat for Life showcases Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian Diet in full--the most practical, balanced, and focused way to eat, lose weight, and live longer. Emphasizing high-nutrient, whole plant foods that supply abundant amounts of micronutrients. Most Americans are deficient in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and consume too many macronutrients (calories). Natural, colorful plant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients, including anti-cancer phytochemicals. When consumed in large quantities every day, these plant foods are proven to decrease cravings, reverse the symptoms of nearly every disease, and maintain ideal weight. The Nutrarian Diet helps you shed more pounds, reach lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reverse diabetes better, and reduce hunger and cravings more than any other program available. -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.2 Fuh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Jolene Hart
Description: "365 bite-size daily readings that make it easy to put beauty nutrition know-how to practice in everyday life. Organized by the four seasons, the readings explore every aspect of what it means to eat pretty, offering simplified nutritional science, seasonal recipes, motivating goals and challenges, self-care exercises, and uplifting "mealtime mantras" that prompt self-reflection throughout the day."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.2 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Description: More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up in 2005 with Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into four smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness-explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction. By "coming to our senses"-both literally and metaphorically-we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Call Number: 158.13 Kab
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Qing Li
Description: "The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness. Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 615.852 Li
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Brian Nicholson, Sarah Huck
Description: Fruitful is a trip to the local orchard, overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce, and it's not just desserts. From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more. This cookbook showcases the bounty from New York's favorite orchard, illustrated with full-color photography throughout--but all of the fruit can be found wherever you live.
Call Number: 641.64 Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Jenny Lawson
Description: In Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Description: " humorous and insightful look into what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the By the Book podcast.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158.1 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
John Kim
Description: The Angry Therapist shares his insights with everyone in this powerful guide--covering essential topics, from vulnerability and posturing to workouts and women. After some deep soul searching, John Kim came to a realization that he was a miserable f*ck who might just be to blame for the problems in his life. His blog, The Angry Therapist, is an admission that, while he was a licensed therapist and life coach, he was no better than the people who sought his advice. Through it, Kim evolved from behaving like a boy to living like a man--and showed his clients how to do so as well. Here Kim delivers the dos and don'ts for stepping up and into manhood, which he defines by transparency and strength of character. Kim takes you on a rugged, rough and tumble road trip of self-exploration and discovery, sharing his wisdom and insights. We are not born men. We are born boys. The transition from misery to meaning is an internal process that requires work: reflection, pain, courage, and sometimes, a rebirth. With this book as your guide, you will love hard, walk tall, and find a life filled with purpose and passion.
Call Number: 155.332 Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Michael Pollan, Kikim Media (Firm), KQED-TV, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.
Call Number: 612.3 In d
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Scott C Litin, Sanjeev Nanda, Mayo Clinic
Call Number: 613 May 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Chade-Meng Tan, Saki Santorelli, Carl Fulwiler
Description: The fundamental benefit of mindfulness is that it improves your overall health and well-being. Learn techniques from some of the nation's leading experts, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Chade-Meng Tan, who will teach you how to focus your attention in a brand new way.
Call Number: 158.12 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Sallie Krawcheck
Description: A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have. Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? We aren't quite there yet. The old rules didn't get us as far as we hoped, but we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says Krawcheck. The business world is changing fast--driven largely by technology--and it's changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever.
Call Number: 303.34 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Laurie Pfalzer, Charity Burggraaf
Description: Some fruits are at their best when eaten fresh, while others reveal their truest and most delicious flavor when cooked. Understanding how to enjoy fruit at its peak of flavor--whether it's lightly sautéed, poached, baked, braised, or roasted--is the key, and this cookbook for home cooks shows you how. Simple Fruit inspires home cooks to explore and enhance the flavors of fruit throughout the year. Each recipe applies a cooking technique that wakes the senses with the distinct flavor characteristics of a fruit. Simple Fruit is a fresh way to approach fruit. The recipes in this book are organized seasonally and by type of fruit, with a focus on bringing out the best flavor in fruit.
Call Number: 641.64 Pfa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Max Lugavere, Inc OverDrive
Description: A lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its "factory settings," to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. The human body was honed under unique conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in disrepair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright. Max Lugavere expands his Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains--including our cognitive function and emotional wellness--depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among his groundbreaking findings, you will discover: A trick that gives you the equivalent of a "marathon" workout, in 10 minutes; How to get the benefits of an extra 1-2 extra servings of veggies daily without eating them; The hidden everyday chemicals that could be making you fat and sick; How to boost melatonin levels by up to 60% for deeper sleep without supplements. The book features an achievable prescriptive 21-day plan for Genius Living that includes daily workouts, meal plans, and meal prep tips, and accompanied with helpful suggestions for healthy swaps and snacks.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Meik Wiking
Description: The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness.
Call Number: 158.1 Wik
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Elissa Epel
Description: Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel like 40-year-olds and why some 40-year-olds look and feel like 60-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our DNA She discovered that the length and health of one's telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesized mind-body connection. Dr. Blackburn, along with health psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease-free.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 572.87 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Ellen Støkken Dahl, Nina Brochmann, Lucy Moffatt
Description: The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages. Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health.
Call Number: 612.628 Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Mary Bray Pipher
Description: Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. She explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 305.262 Pip
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Margaret D Pierce, Martin G Pierce
Call Number: 613.7046 Pie
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Jen Sincero
Description: "The self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it"--Back cover.
Call Number: 158.1 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
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