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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.


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
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
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
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher
Description: Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes--everyone has a favorite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of color to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she shows how fruit can play the starring role. Recipes include such dishes as Bulgar Wheat Salad with Cherries and Feta, Mango & Chili Hot Sauce, Fromage Frais Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly and Pistachio and Coconut & Lime Cake, as well as all manner of tarts, pies, creams, dressings and syrups.--From statement provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 641.64 Rig
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
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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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
In Defense Of Food: An Eater's Manifesto [DVD]
Michael Pollan, Kikim Media (Firm), KQED-TV, PBS Distribution (Firm)
612.3 In d
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
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
Scott C Litin, Sanjeev Nanda, Mayo Clinic
613 May 2018
Byou 2: Hip Hop Meets Bollywood [DVD]
Debra Martin Chase, Fatima Robinson, Sabrina Bryan, Rujuta Vaidya, Byou LLC (Firm)
613.715 Byo
Mindfulness Goes Mainstream: Techniques [DVD]
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Chade-Meng Tan, Saki Santorelli, Carl Fulwiler
158.12 Min
Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Emily Nagoski
613.95 Nag
Own It: The Power Of Women At Work
Sallie Krawcheck
303.34 Kra
Craftfulness: Mend Yourself By Making Things
Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin
745.5 Dav
Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 Sensational Sweet & Savory Recipes
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher
641.64 Rig
Do What Feels Good: Recipes, Remedies, And Routines To Treat Your Body Right
Hannah Bronfman, Sandra Bark
613.0424 Bro
The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living
Meik Wiking
158.1 Wik
Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations For Nourishing Beauty, Inside And Out
Jolene Hart
613.2 Har
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Elissa Epel
572.87 Bla
Falling Awake: How To Practice Mindfulness In Everyday Life [Audiobook]
Jon Kabat-Zinn
158.13 Kab
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
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health And Happiness
Qing Li
615.852 Li
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents And Flourishing As We Age
Mary Bray Pipher
305.262 Pip
Fruitful: Four Seasons Of Fresh Fruit Recipes
Brian Nicholson, Sarah Huck
641.64 Nic
Yoga For Your Life: A Practice Manual Of Breath And Movement For Every Body
Margaret D Pierce, Martin G Pierce
613.7046 Pie
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Jenny Lawson
B Law
You Are A Bad Ass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin
I Used To Be A Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide To A Meaningful Life
John Kim
155.332 Kim