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Mindfulness and Buddhism 101

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with Buddhism, calm, enlightenment, meditation, mindfulness, peace, spiritual life and Zen

Mindfulness, meditation and other Eastern philosophical ideals are everywhere these days. It can be overwhelming to find readable basic information on what true mindfulness really means. Where does one begin? Glad you asked! Start here....

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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted 4 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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New Year, Same You: Reading Ideas for Realistic, Achievable Improvement

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, cleaning & caretaking, exercise, habits, health, healthy eating, housekeeping, lifestyles, mindfulness, organizing, psychology, resolutions, self-care, weight-loss and wellness

Forget the New Years Resolutions! No matter what time of year it might be, each day is a new opportunity to make realistic changes in our lives and feel better for it.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with animals, birding, creative ability, earth, Forest Ecology, imagination, insects, Library, Metroparks, nature, nature craft, outdoor recreation, personal narratives, picture books, psychology, science, treehouses, trees and wildlife

What do the Library and Metroparks Toledo have in common? And how can you use both of these great community resources to enrich your life?

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Ready for a change? Replace Bad Habits With New Skills

Posted 4 months ago by Michelle G

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with change, computer technology, games, goals, guitar, instruction, iPad, music, new years resolutions, wine and Yoga

Get a jump start on your resolutions for the new year! Trying to change a not-so-great habit? Replace it with something new, and let your library help!

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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted 4 months ago by Library News

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Computers and Technology, Education, eMedia, Health and Wellness, Library News and Tech Tools | Tagged with 2019, library resources , New Year, New You, New Year's and new years resolutions

Happy New Year from your Library! Make 2019 your best year yet by taking advantage of the many resources, materials and programs we offer. We hope to see you often!

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A Blue Christmas: Dealing with Sadness and Loneliness during the Holidays

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Health and Wellness | Tagged with Anxiety, coping, depression, holidays, interpersonal relations, Loneliness, meditation, mindfullness, psychology, Sadness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, stress and stress management

Holidays can bring a lot of anxiety and even sadness into many people's lives. Here are some resources that can help. Topics include coping strategies, mindfulness, stress management, self-acceptance, meditation and more.

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