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The four agreements: a practical guide to personal freedom

A penny for your thoughts!?

Here's a list of books that challenge us to think twice about our thinking. Distractions and unhealthy messages abound so much so, its easy to engage in self-deprecating thought patterns.These books challenge us to find our grounding and to be present with our thoughts as we engage with life. Adult titles: 

Becoming a Yoga Instructor

Introduction to Yoga

As we welcome the new year and make resolutions, many of us will pursue new forms of exercise and ways to get in touch with our mind and body. A popular way is through yoga. Yoga, a physical and spiritual practice that originated in India, can be practiced at home or with others in group class settings. However, you don't need to buy a membership or any fancy equipment to explore yoga and learn more about the practice. 

Sorry I'm Late I Didn't Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Beyond Susan Cain's "Quiet"

Books for introverts

With the holiday season wrapping up, us introverts sure are glad the parties are about over. Now, it’s finally time to take advantage of the winter weather and snuggle up with a book or ten. In the list below, find stories with which to commiserate, instruction on making the most of your introverted tendencies, and ideas on how to manage in a world built for our extroverted and ambiverted counterparts.

Cluttered Mess to Organized Success

Beyond KonMari

10 Books to Help You Get Organized

If one of your goals for the new year is to get organized and declutter, you might not want to bring another book into the house -- at least, not permanently. The library is a great resource for books on organizing your home, digital files and your life.

Health

Living Well Self Management Workshops

Workshops For Health and Wellness

In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10am every Saturday  from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19.

Cover image for Meditation is Not What You Think by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation Is for Everyone

Meditation and mindfulness for beginners and beyond

You’ve probably heard there are myriad benefits to practicing mindfulness and meditation - everything from reducing anxiety and stress, improving resiliency, and even reducing age and race biases.

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

7 Books to Up Your Bullet Journal Game

Over the last several years, you may have heard about the concept of “bullet journals.” Developed by Ryder Carroll, these books, which are sort of hybrids of a traditional journal and a planner, are one of the best modern ways of organizing your life and thoughts.

Crushing

The Human Spirit

I am drawn to people's personal stories of triumph over adversity. I think often about the imagery and symbolism of the lotus plant. The lotus shoot has to grow through the mud of swamps and other still bodies of water. The unseen shoot struggles upward towards the light and when it pierces the surface, a beautiful flower unfurls. What these stories have in common is they explore the resiliency of human peoples despite the misfortunes that can happen in any person's life.

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Designing Your Life

An introduction to the art of life design

When two visionary Stanford University engineering professors, Bill Barnett and Dave Evans, began teaching a class merging life planning with design principles, the field of life design was born. Even if you've never considered yourself particularly artistic and are absolutely sure you have no design skills whatsoever, you're likely to find life design helpful and fun. 

Cover image for What A Time to Be Alone by Eggerue

Going Solo

The Pleasures of Being Single

It’s spring, and love is in the air, or so the poets (and scientists) say. Look around and everyone seems to be holding hands or walking around with dreamy smiles on their faces. Except you.

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