emotional health

Meet Kate Washington, Author of ‘Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout In America’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

When Kate Washington’s husband, Brad, developed an aggressive cancer, the author was forced into a role that so many women are in: one of being the family provider, the caregiver to the children, navigating the healthcare system and providing the care for her husband. In Already Toast, she uses her […]

Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students (MCPS Parent Academy) – VIRTUAL

Students are facing an unprecedented amount of stress and in many cases loneliness. They’re disconnected from typical activities, such as being around friends, playing sports, or going to the movies. This workshop will provide suggestions and resources that can help you support your child’s social-emotional well-being. Recommended for families of […]

Combatting the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (Jefferson-Madison Regional Library) – VIRTUAL

Does the cooler weather bring along depression? What about a post-holiday slump? This presentation will offer an overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder, its biological underpinnings, and treatment options. The course will be led by Cali Caldwell, BSN, RN. Cali graduates in May as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. This virtual program […]

Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times (MCPS Parent Academy) – VIRTUAL

Effective focus, motivation, handling frustrations, and communication depend on the ability of students to understand and manage their emotions. These are basic competencies that are crucial to student well-being and success. With the recent pandemic and unrest, this virtual workshop will focus on how to include Mindfulness practices in both […]

Journaling In Times of Uncertainty (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Now more than ever, our thoughts and emotions are drawn in so many directions. Journaling is an opportunity to get what is in our heads out on paper (or screens). Learn tricks and techniques for the best way to use writing to gain perspective, and refresh your mind to face […]

Meet Katherine May, Author of ‘Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Katherine May in conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Katherine May’s fiction and memoirs include The Electricity of Every Living Thing, Burning Out, and No-Stress Meditation. She was also the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood. Her latest book is Wintering, a paean to how we […]

Mindfulness: An Antidote to Uncertainty (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Living in the modern world can be, at times, complex and unpredictable. Participants in this workshop will learn fun, easy and evidence-based techniques to quickly interrupt unwanted big feelings and how to train the mind and nervous system over time to more naturally relax when faced with anxiety, stress, and […]

Reducing Stress through Meditation (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Take time for self-care through meditation. Join us for this workshop hosted by the Marilyn J. Praisner Library. All are welcome. The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Gaurav Singh, a long-time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation […]