Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.
Personal responsibility and self-discipline are the hallmarks of a successful life. The following children’s books highlight strategies and techniques that anyone can adopt to improve their life and attain their full potential.
Merriam-Webster defines resilience as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” This is not an ability we typically associate with young children; instead, we picture the terrible twos, what it’s like
Even in the best of times change is difficult, and libraries must continually change to stay relevant. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library used key points from William Bridges’ Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (4th edition, 2016) as a means by which to lead the library system during a year of massive change in 2018-2019.
If you've been displaced as a result of the pandemic or if you are considering a career change, TLCPL has digital resources that you can access for free from home to help navigate the job-seeking landscape.
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....
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.
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.
Have you ever saved a voicemail for eight years? I have, and I think it's possible that many of us have a saved voicemail or two, it's just not something we talk about. Before my mom passed away, she would call me every morning around 8:15 and we would talk before I left for work. Then, that tradition ended. One of her voicemails lived on...a long time.
No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.