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Practice self-care and unwind with a good book.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend’s wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past. Pultizer Prize for Fiction, 2018.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home.
Spirit Run: a 6,000 mile marathon through North America’s stolen land by Noé Álvarez
Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents’ migration, and―against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit―the dream of a liberated future.
Mindfulness for Students: embracing now, looking to the future by Natasha Kaufman
This book will introduce the many benefits and applications of mindfulness – from mindful breathing, eating, exercising, sleeping, studying and communicating. There will be opportunities within each chapter to have a go at mindful meditations ranging from three to twenty minutes. There is no right or wrong approach, just what works for you. Mindfulness is a way of being, and this book will help you lay the foundations for a mindful future. Choose to be mindful and live your life in the moment, living fully and wholeheartedly, aware of self and others.
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life is a refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving—every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Mindful Thoughts for Students: nurture your mind, flourish in life by Georgina Hooper
Mindful Thoughts for Students is an astute collection of 25 expert insights into how practicing awareness whilst studying can transform learning into a positive experience every day.
FILMS IN KANOPY
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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first steps for a newcomer and a fascinating journey of discovery for those who practice.
BEYOND THE LIBRARY: PODCASTS
The Happiness Lab
Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale — the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history — The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
The Huberman Lab
The Huberman Lab Podcast discusses neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health.
A Slight Change of Plans
Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change.
BEYOND THE LIBRARY: PHONE APPS
Free apps to help you on your wellness journey.
WOOP is a science-based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes, set preferences, and change their habits. The app guides you through the four steps of WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) and allows you to save your WOOPs.
Nike Training Club
Nike Training Club goes way beyond the workout. Strengthen your muscles and your mindset with free guidance from your favorite trainers, athletes and wellness experts.
10 Percent Happier Meditation
Guided meditations, videos, talks, and sleep content will help you build (or boost) your meditation practice, and stick with it.