TED Talks discussion on creativity and resilience via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 3:00 pm via Zoom for a community discussion of TED Talks on creativity and resilience.

This month’s talks are: “Your Elusive Creative Genius” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “How to Build Your Creative Confidence” by David Kelley, and “My Year of Saying Yes to Everything” by Shonda Rhimes. Watch these videos at ted.com and bring your thoughts to share!

Haven’t heard of TED Talks before? TED Talks are “short, powerful talks…that cover almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 110 languages.” TED is a nonprofit with a “global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. [TED] believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.”

Registration is required. This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Lion’s Roar magazine on Flipster

Do you know about our Lion’s Roar magazine on Flipster? It shares Buddhist wisdom for your heart and mind. Inside this month’s issue are articles about how to be calm and resilient, tips for meditation, what to do in an emergency and book suggestions.

You can read Lion’s Roar for free with your library card. Here’s how:

Visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

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Mental toughness books – available now on OverDrive

Are you looking for ways to increase your mental toughness during this period of uncertainty? These eBooks and eAudiobooks are available for download now.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do – Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success by Amy Morin (eBook) – click here for eAudiobook.

“Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up.”—Inc. Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs.

The Mental Toughness Advantage – A 5-Step Program to Boost Your Resilience and Reach Your Goals by Douglas Comstock (eAudiobook)

Mental toughness enables us to get up when we want to give up, but it’s a skill that takes practice. To develop mental toughness for everyday life, The Mental Toughness Advantage offers a practical 5-step program to boost resilience and overcome every obstacle.

Option BFacing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (eBook)

#1 New York Times Best Seller. Named a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon. From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

Peak Performance – Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness (eBook)

“A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

“An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves.” Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution

“I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives.” —David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene

Resilient – How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (eBook)

With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to develop twelve vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system. Then no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be able to feel less stressed, pursue opportunities with confidence, and stay calm and centered in the face of adversity

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Do you have any books to recommend on this subject? Leave your suggestions in the Comments below. We’d love to hear from you!