When you hear the word wellness, what comes to mind? Meditation? Therapy? A day at the spa or the ability to achieve full mental and physical potential?
The concept of wellness as the state of being in good health has become increasingly mainstream over the past thirty years thanks to increasing wellness programs in the workplace, health clinics and even libraries. This past spring, our library was a host site for Mayo Clinic’s free strength training program and this summer, we will be rolling out our new wellness discussion kits, which range from kits about balancing chakras, to a Spontaneous Happiness Tool Kit that includes guided practices for peak emotional wellness. If you’ve heard about the many benefits of meditation but have never been sure how to go about it, check out the Insight Meditation kit, which offers a step-by-step course on how to go about it.
There is also a breathing kit, a natural vision improvement kit, and an energy medicine kit that includes a DVD, an audio disc, a workbook, 42 cards, and a healing crystal. As with all of our kits, you will get four weeks to try some of these techniques out, and if something doesn’t work for you, bring it back and try another wellness kit. These kits will be housed near our audiobook collection on the first floor, or click on the links in this blog to reserve your kit today.
With all of these options to explore different areas of wellness, I can’t help but be reminded of one of my favorite scenes in the movie Grosse Pointe Blank after Debbie and Martin are playing catch-up after not seeing each other for ten years. Martin shares that he’s had a few problems and Debbie admits that she’s had a few, too. Martin asks what she’s tried, and she shares that she’s “tried everything, you know? I went to the nutritionist, the herbalist, the psychiatrist…” Martin asks if any of it worked. Her response? “Can’t tell, but you gotta try, you know? It’s your duty.” Or, we can always opt for the shockabuku.