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A Life Well Lived

You deserve true happiness and fulfillment. A life well lived, full of happiness and fulfillment, can become a reality for anyone who decides to embark on such a journey. Regardless of your situation, past or present, the ability to positively impact your life, become a better problem solver, form healthy habits, and improve the quality of your overall well being is very possible. The following suggested reads have been compiled to provide you with an extra dose of inspiration, good vibes, and hopefully the motivation and insight you need to live your best life and fulfill your purpose.

Abundant COmmunity

Beyond Edification

Self-Help to Self-Improvement

I get the sense that these are narrowly defined to be mutually exclusive, but I am a lumper, not a splitter. Therefore I am going to tackle these two together, rather than as distinct genres. My background was in philosophy. While stimulating, it always left me wanting something a little more applicable in the day-to-day. I have leaned on this (these) genre(s) for all kinds of things, to cope with stress, to challenge my culturally inherited assumptions, even to try to be more social and communicate more effectively.

The Big Tiny

Go Small, Live Big

A guide to living simply

Recently, I started a journey to find happiness by living a minimalist lifestyle. I realized life should be about moments and not about possessions. During this journey, I have been picking up books for guidance and easy tips. Here are some I would love to share with others!

Meditation for Dummies

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Wed., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used for reducing stress in daily life.

Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle

A Moment of Happiness

Books to help you live a more fulfilled, peaceful life

From time to time, we all need a little bit of motivation, a little bit of spirituality, and a little bit of peace to enjoy, if not every moment, at least most of the moments of our lives. This is not new. Since the dawn of time, we've been searching for ways to achieve inner peace and fulfillment, and "being in the present moment" is a phrase that I'm sure you've heard before. Sages throughout history have considered this moment - the here and the now - as the only moment in which life exists, in which life breathes, in which we are.

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Love, Peace, and Happiness

Books to Assist in the Pursuit of a Life Filled with Love and Purpose

Life can be hard. We all are constantly searching for ways to feel more fulfilled. Ways to give and receive love. Ways to increase the peace we experience. Ways to be happy. These books provide ideas as to how to live an overall better life. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Life Design Working Group

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Life Design Working Group at 7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017. Although all are welcome to attend, it is recommended that you read Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans before the meeting

Funeral Planning Basics

That's All, Folks

Funeral Planning for Humans

You and I are mortal.  We are going to die.  And we already know that.  Planning your funeral in advance can save your family and friends considerable time, money and distress.  Here are some resources to help you and your family prepare.

Leader's Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning

What Is Your Story?

Stories and storytelling for adults

Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller?  Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural.  Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after."  In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all.  Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale. 

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.