The start of the year is a great time to assess where you are where you want to be. Maybe you want to buy a new home in 2020, or you want to read more books. Whatever your resolution, Danville Public Library is here to help. Try these books for some of the most common New Years Resolutions.
“Everyone knows about Route 66. Now it’s time to discover the next Great American Road Trip–Route 36. Tracing a path from the foothills of the Appalachians to the soaring Rocky Mountains, Route 36 was once America’s way west from the Heartland to the Rockies. This is Allan Ferguson’s Love Letter to the Midwest. It’s a heart-warming tour through the villages, towns, and small cities of the Heartland…with stops at two of the country’s most exciting big cities–Indianapolis and Denver”–from back cover.
Spend More Time with Friends and Family
“Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. He has hosted a series of renowned Food Salons and conversations with some of America’s most prominent chefs. Now he is turning his hand to creating a cookbook. In Mixtape Potluck Cookbook, Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party, inviting more than fifty chefs, entertainers, and musicians–such as Eric Ripert, Natalie Portman, and Q-Tip–and asking them to bring along their favorite recipes. He also pairs each cook with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy. The result is not only an accessible, entertaining cookbook, but also a collection of Questlove’s diverting musical commentaries as well as an illustration of the fascinating creative relationship between music and food. With Questlove’s unique style of hosting dinner parties and his love of music, food, and entertaining, this book will give readers unexpected insights into the relationship between culture and food.”–Amazon.
Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or weight loss fad — and yet obesity rates continue to rise, and with it a growing number of diseases and health problems. It’s time for a different approach. Enter Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of Nutritionfacts.org. Author of the mega bestselling How Not to Die, Dr. Greger now turns his attention to the latest research on the leading causes — and remedies — of obesity. Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss, while considering how these foods actually affect our health and longevity. He lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight–loss diet — factors such as calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on our gut microbiome — showing how plant-based eating is crucial to our success. But How Not to Diet goes beyond food to identify twenty-one weight–loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Dr. Greger builds the ultimate weight loss guide from the ground up, taking a timeless, proactive approach that can stand up to any new trend. Chock full of actionable advice and groundbreaking dietary research, How Not to Diet will put an end to dieting — and replace those constant weight–loss struggles with a simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
“Sticking to a fitness routine has never been this much fun! Jump start your best life with dozens of fun, healthy and creative fitness challenges for every month of the year. We all know we should be getting some level of physical activity every day. But it’s hard to decide which kind. And it’s even harder to find the time. Packed with fun fitness ideas, this creative and colorful book offers over 60 month-long challenges that solve both those issues. Each challenge is broken down day by day so you always know exactly what you should be doing, and provides a tracker so you can see your progress. The challenges range from low-impact yoga flows to running routines to family group activities, and also include support challenges and habits to improve your mental toughness and endurance” — Provided by publisher.
Allen Carr’s Easyway is the most successful stop-smoking method of all time. It has helped millions of smokers from all over the world quit. Quit Smoking Without Willpower is the latest cutting edge presentation of the method. Set out in a clear, easy-to-read format, this book makes it simpler than ever before to get free. It eliminates the fears that keep you hooked and ensures you won’t miss cigarettes. It works both for heavy and casual smokers, and regardless of how long you’ve been smoking. There are no gimmicks or scare tactics, you won’t put on weight, and you can even smoke while you read.
Gives you the tools to get your finances back on track. Learn how to: stop debt collector harassments, negotiate down your debt with creditors, reduce your student loan payments, create a healthy financial plan that you can live with, stop a wage garnishment from leaving you penniless, get your car back after a repossession, prevent a foreclosure by applying for a workout program, respond to an action if you get sued, and decide if it’s time to file for bankruptcy. Includes practical tools such as sample creditor letters and budgeting worksheets.
Learn a New Hobby or Skill
“One woman’s quest to do one new thing every day of the year, what she learned, and what we all can gain from her journey… In 2009 veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award winner Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. Budgets were being cut. She resented the new technology and social media she was being asked to embrace at work. In a word, she felt “stuck.” Cahn’s daughter encouraged her to try blogging, and after some thought, she decided to write about trying something new every day for a year. Little did she know, that “Year of Firsts” would change her outlook on life. For 365 days Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, some as simple as performing an old task in a new way, some creative and extreme: Riding a mechanical bull; Eating a scorpion; Speaking to a complete stranger on the street; Smoking a cigar; Shoveling horse manure; Zip-lining across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake; Spending a day in a wheelchair; Walking her dog backwards; Taking a drum lesson from a famous 80s rocker. In the process she discovered that “firsts” were the antidote to “stuck.” I Dare Me is Cahn’s journey, but it’s more than just a memoir. It challenges readers to confront their own fears, and encourages them to try their own “firsts.””– Provided by publisher.
“We want the food we love and we want to be healthy, but who has the time or energy to figure it all out? James Beard Award winner and bestselling cookbook author Ellie Krieger shows you how to create a meal in a single pot, sheet pan, baking dish, or skillet — no additional gadgets or tools required. Divided by main ingredients — meat, poultry, seafood, vegetarian, dessert — and further separated into sheet pan, baking dish, skillet, and pot-cooked meals, the 125 nutritionally complete dinner recipes (plus healthy desserts) can each be prepared simply. Whole in One puts home-cooked meals within reach by minimizing the work load on both ends of the dinner process — cooking and clean-up — with one pot dishes that check every box. Minimal steps? Check. Crowd-pleasing flavors? Check. Easy-to-find ingredients? Check. Nutritionally complete? Check. Breezy cleanup? Check.”–Amazon.
You’re not messy, you just organize differently! This is the manual by which Cassandra Aarssen has rejuvenated thousands of lives. In her latest book she brings this idea to life by examining the connection between personality types and how they directly relate to organization and clutter. By determining which mindset you fall into, Aarssen is able to guide you through the best practices for rearranging your life and home. [This book] smashes the stereotype that some people are ‘naturally messy’ and offers insight and real-life solutions based on your unique, personal organizing style. The Clutter Connection will teach you: The four different organizing styles and how they relate to each other, your habits, and you; How motivation and happiness can be directly affected by your space; The ‘3P’s’: productivity, procrastination, and perfectionism, and how they are connected to your unique organizing style; How you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better.
“Train your mind to achieve new levels of success!Professionals and entrepreneurs do a great job of keeping up appearances. But if they’re honest with themselves, they’re short on living the life they really want. Train Your Brain For Success provides the perspective to analyze how you got where you are and, more importantly, learn the skills to get where you truly desire to be. Train Your Brain For Success explains specific ways of thinking and acting that will get anyone where they want to go, fast. Learn to condition your mind to move towards success automatically, by discovering greater memory power and fundamental techniques for boosting reading speed and comprehension.Get a proven strategy for succeeding and becoming a record-breaking performer. Learn to live in the moment Become brilliant with the basics Aggressively take care of your mind Train your mind for new levels of success by boosting memory power, reading speed and comprehension”– Provided by publisher.