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A weekly collection of creative works from the Arlington community, compiled by the Arlington Public Library. According to the editors, it "documents how we responded to this strange time we find ourselves in." If this strikes a chord with you, you can always look for more zines. They can be founding lurking in blogs, on websites, and on places like Pinterest.
Literary Journals with a Mental Health Focus
A list of recommendations that may well lead you to other publications. Perhaps you want to submit something, or maybe you just want to observe as a reader.
Recycled Home by
Publication Date: 2012-08-15
Recycled Home features 50 stylish craft projects for the home, using discarded or repurposed materials. Step-by-step illustrations guide you through each project, and no special skills are needed. From quick fixes taking half an hour to a patchwork throw to spend a weekend on, you'll find something beautiful for every room in your home. With chapters covering every room, the book features everything from making cushions and bedlinen to turning an old crate into a bathroom cabinet or constructing your own garden teepee. The wide range of projects means that there is something for every taste, budget and skill level. Update your home creatively and economically with flair and style. Recycled Home will particularly appeal to those interested in interiors, textiles, craft, gardening and sustainability.
The Maker by
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
The act of creating the treasures you use to adorn your home takes the space to a deeper level; it goes beyond collecting, beyond decorating. The Maker is a gorgeously illustrated love letter to creating an intimate, well-designed, and handmade home. Each chapter closes with a simple DIY project, plus an interview with a high-profile maker. Projects like a metalwork wall hanging, a woven table runner, and a no-fire clay bowl expose readers to the fundamentals of making--and will inspire them to create exciting works of their own.
Making Moves by
Publication Date: 2017-08-08
Transforming older homes into modern, functional, open spaces filled with natural light. Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living. Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.
Three Deep Breaths: Finding Power and Purpose in a Stressed-out World by
Publication Date: 2009-01-12
Does life have you feeling stressed out, anxious, or filled with conflict? Three Deep Breaths will help you achieve calm in the midst of chaos. This technique takes just minutes and can be practiced just about anywhere. It will help you transform even the toughest situations from stressful to energizing, from anxious to centering, and from worrying to inspiring.
Learned Mindfulness by
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
In this book, Dr. Ninivaggi uses his Integrity Mindfulness model as a tool to manage stress, prevent burnout, and broaden quality of life, ultimately promoting well-being. The book provides readers with background information on the origins of mindfulness and details step-by-step directions on how to use the original technique. Useful to psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, and all suffering from stress and burnout.
Publication Date: October 2014
Improve your outlook on life and develop calming thoughts with the ultimate guide to mindfulness for beginners. Written by a Zen Buddhist monk, "Mindfulness" helps readers understand and use the practice of mindfulness to ease psychological and physical issues, repair and improve relationships with others, connect with children, and find meaning in life. Perfect for readers suffering from anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, addiction and trauma looking to manage their thoughts and habits with peaceful thought practices.
The Craft of Creativity by
Publication Date: 2018-04-17
Creativity has long been thought of as a personal trait, a gift bestowed on some and unachievable by others. While we laud the products of creativity, the stories behind them are often abridged to the elusive "aha!" moment, the result of a momentary stroke of genius. Matthew A. Cronin and Jeffrey Loewenstein present a new way to understand how we innovate. They emphasize the importance of the journey and reveal the limitations of focusing on outcomes. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, their own research, and interviews with professionals and learners who employ creativity in the arts, engineering, business, and more, Cronin and Loewenstein argue that creativity is a cognitive process that hinges on changing one's perspective. It's a skill that anyone can hone, and one that benefits from thinking with others and over time. This book provides strategies that everyone can use to be more creative.
How to Sleep Well by
Publication Date: 2018-08-27
It has never been more important to sleep well. Stop sabotaging your own sleep and finally wake up energized and refreshed. Dr. Neil Stanley has been involved in sleep research for more than 35 years. He started his career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine, then moved to the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit (HPRU) at the University of Surrey where, as Director of Sleep Research, he created and ran a 24 bed sleep laboratory designed for clinical trials. His expertise in sleep is based on 35 years of practical experience working alongside some of the best psychopharmacologists, ENT surgeons, psychologists, sociologists, and circadian biologists in the sleep field. He has 40 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology.
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety by
Publication Date: 2011-07-28
Now there is overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve everything from common feelings of stress and anxiety to full-blown depression. Well-known authorities Michael Otto and Jasper Smits bring their clinically tested exercise program to the general public. Written for those who need a more effective way to manage everyday low mood and stress - as well as those diagnosed with more serious mood disorders - this book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood. Equally important, the book sheds much light on the all-important issue of motivation.
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students by
Publication Date: 2016-09-30
This all-inclusive book covers everything from affordable options to reading ingredient labels. You will learn some basic healthy cooking techniques, the latest nutrition research, the low-down on all the most-talked about diets, and what kinds of foods will improve your college lifestyle. If you want to avoid the freshman 15 while also fueling your body with what it needs to be your sharpest, most energized self, then this book is for you.