Posts in “self-care” (19)

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The bitter cold, short days, and gloomy forecasts of wintertime have got me thinking... how does a person take heart, find courage, and call up the energy to keep going forward? Here are three… continue reading Book Recommendations for Social and Emotional Learning

By written by Jeff B.    March 4, 2022    1

The Nourishing Literacy team has been creating a short series of audio shares with a focus on children and youth, highlighting skills and qualities that we practice and encourage in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Kitchen Life Skills

By written by Shayna M.    February 25, 2022   

It can be difficult to get into the holiday spirit in the midst of so much confusion, fear, and grief. Children and adults alike may find ourselves feeling sad at the loss of a loved one, of… continue reading Giving Back for the Holidays

By written by Emily S.    December 23, 2021   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on another (long, strange, COVID-19 filled...) year? I know I can't!  While I've never really been a big New Year's… continue reading The Free Library and You: New Year’s Resolutions in 2022!

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2021    2

What art projects can you think of that involve layers? What recipes have you tasted that include layers of ingredients? Leanna and Tonii share two ideas for layering, while creating art and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Let's Layer: Art and Cooking!

By written by Shayna M.    December 10, 2021   

Books and Cooks, a collaboration between the Parkway Central Library Children’s Department and the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team, offers an afterschool series of… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Books and Cooks: Strong Rocks

By written by Shayna M.    September 17, 2021   

The ongoing pandemic has elevated stress levels, anxiety, uncertainty, depression, and loneliness within our communities. So what if we took a moment to reflect on self-care? Members of the… continue reading Join Us in Joyful Acts of Mindfulness: In Joy, Take Care

By written by Valentín S.    August 12, 2021   

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities and approaches… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Greens Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    April 13, 2021    4

Today is National Caregivers’ Day, and we’d like to take a moment to honor the essential role that caregivers play in our communities. Whether it is for loved ones or how you earn your… continue reading Self-Care for Caregivers | National Caregivers' Day

By written by Emily S.    February 19, 2021    1

What can I say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? The Coronavirus pandemic completely turned the world upside-down and forced many of us to hunker down in our households, work from… continue reading New Year's Resolutions: Moving Forward by Taking a Step Back in 2021

By written by Kamilah C.    December 31, 2020   

Are you looking for a healthy snack and way to fuel your body as the fall and winter days get shorter? Try some trail mix! Trail mix can be packed with nutrients that fuel the body longer, and… continue reading Trail Mix and Hiking Trails Can Cure the Blues

By written by Naquawna L.    November 12, 2020    2

This is the final installment in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and… continue reading Do-It-Yourself Family Self-Care

By written by Bryan B.    June 3, 2020   

This is the 5th in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Emotional Vocabulary

By written by Bryan B.    May 27, 2020   

This is the 4th in an ongoing series of family self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for… continue reading Family Self-Care and Private / Public Space in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 20, 2020    1

It's been 8 weeks since Philadelphia schools closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic , leaving parents and caregivers pivoting back and forth between work schedules and full-time childcare, amongst… continue reading Tips and Suggestions for Juggling Work from Home and Homeschooling Duties

By written by Peter SM    May 14, 2020   

This is the 3rd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Exercise in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 13, 2020    1

This is the 2nd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading We Don’t Come with Dashboards: Reading Your Internal Gauges

By written by Bryan B.    May 6, 2020   

Let’s face it—these are crazy times. I’m writing at home at this moment, because my library, McPherson Square , is currently closed. Schools have closed. Many businesses are… continue reading Self-Care Resources for Families

By written by Bryan B.    April 29, 2020    1

The Free Library is here to help your family find their Winter Wonderland! Nurture Minds and Spirits, Young and Old New research suggests that regular exposure to green spaces, or natural… continue reading Kids Need Green Time, Even in the Snow!

By written by Emily S.    December 19, 2019