Chill Out

It’s cold outside. Snow is coming and the wind is blowing. It’s the perfect time to chill out. Here’s some great ideas to start with.

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. Read this book while you sit by the fire under a fuzzy blanket as you drink a big mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows. Available as an eBook on Overdrive and Hoopla. Also available as a downloadable audiobook on Overdrive and Hoopla.

Wintering: The Power of rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. The Wall Street Journal says that Wintering “Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark…May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate-capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes.” Also available as an eBook on Overdrive and a downloadable audiobook on Overdrive.

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brooke McAlary. Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly, of course. Available as an eBook on Hoopla and as a downloadable audiobook on Hoopla.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Available as an eBook on Overdrive as well as a downloadable audiobook on Overdrive.

One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity and New Possibilities in a Stressed Out World by Donald Altman. The title says it all.

Perhaps you are looking for some chill music and meditation to relax by? Hoopla also offers music. Just search the Music category for “Relaxation” to get a long and soothing list. And while your there

Now- take a deep breath and welcome in that relaxing Winter Chill!

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