Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Learning and Education in 2013

Don’t forget to exercise your mind as well as your body.  Below are some ideas for how to learn something new, improve a skill, and store interesting facts for that next awkward dinner party.

Expand Your Mind:

Learn about religion and theology:

Brush up on your language skills:
The Library has two very helpful online language tools.

Or try any of these helpful books.

Develop a new hobby:

Discover a role model:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Health and Wellbeing in 2013

If you made a resolution to improve your life, health, and well-being, here are some great resources to get you started:
Fitness, Health, and Diet:

Happiness and Stress Management:
This Emotional Life (Documentary)
www.volunteermatch.org – Find local volunteer opportunities

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New

Every January, thousands of Americans make promises to themselves that they will change and/or improve various aspects of their lives.  Many subscribe to the notion of “a new year, a new you”.  But why is it that these resolutions almost never last past January 17th?
Does that second donut look too good to pass up?  Or maybe the couch feels much more comfortable than your brand-new running shoes?
Good ol’ will-power could be the biggest challenge, but many don’t plan and educate themselves on how to go about improving and changing their lives.
According to Time.com Lists, the top ten most commonly broken New Year’s Resolutions are:
  1.     Lose Weight and Get Fit
  2.   Quit Smoking
  3.    Learn Something New
  4.    Eat Healthier and Diet
  5.     Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  6.    Spend More Time with Family
  7.    Travel to New Places
  8.    Be Less Stressed
  9.    Volunteer
  10. Drink Less
Stay tuned for online and library resources that can help YOU make goals and stick to them!
Happy New Year!


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