Now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s time for February’s other highly-anticipated television event: The Academy Awards! An enormous amount of books have been made into Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning films. Our collection has Academy Award-worthy books and movies from the 1930s to this year’s upcoming ceremony. You can see many of them on our Oscars display! Some Oscar-nominated actors and actresses have even graced the display with their presence. The 88th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 28. Check out one of our display DVDs and watch a former Oscar favorite to prepare!
It’s hard to be mindful when you’re exhausted! Approximately 30% of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep each night. Sleep is the way that our bodies get replenished and the mind processes what happened during the day. When we don’t get enough, learning, memory, mood, and reaction time all take a hit. Sleep deprivation has been linked to hormonal imbalances, greater chance of illness, accidents, and depression. Check out these tips from Mindful magazine for getting enough zzz’s to feel and be your best!
Gotta love the snow, but the schedule changes and disruption of routines can be very stressful. Mindfulness practice can help us keep focused during these times. Check out the article “Staying Mindful in the Midst of Chaos” for more ideas for how to stay centered and calm through anything.
“The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.”
–Coretta Scott King (See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/)