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Self Care in the Pages of a Book

Three reads that will help you cope with a chaotic world

Are you just itching to hit the library and find a quiet corner to lose yourself in a book? And while the doors remain shut during our 'new normal,' that doesn't mean that the knowledge faucet is closed. North Kansas City Library is now doing curbside pickup, so you can curl up in the backyard with one of these great recommendations by Amy Brown, adult program coordinator, focused on self-care. I think we all need a little bit of that right now, don't you? 

See You on Sunday by Sam Sifton-For anyone that looks forward to the days when we can gather around the table again, New York Times Food Editor and former restaurant critic Sam Sifton has a cookbook for you. His tome is devoted to big meals to be shared, from pizza parties to pot roasts. 

Raising Good Humans:  A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE-Raising kids is hard but raising kind, compassionate kids is possible. In her book, Clarke-Fields guides parents to break the cycle of reactive parenting and strengthen the bonds of communication between you and your child.

Start Here, Start Now by Bhante G.- This condensed volume of teachings from renowned meditation master, Bhante G., distills complex concepts into bite-sized pieces. For those that need help stilling their minds but don't know how to start, this primer will jumpstart your mindfulness meditation practice. 

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