Happy New Year from the library! As we begin a brand new year, many of us will be attempting to make positive changes in our lives. The library can help! Check out these new additions to our collection that will assist you in making 2017 your best year ever.

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. For most of us busy people, rest is kind of an afterthought. We try to get everything done and rest if there is time. But according to rigorous scientific evidence, we can actually get more done and be more successful if we understand the importance of getting plenty of rest. The author tells us that we must pursue what he calls “deliberate rest” in order to work better and get the most out of our lives. In other words, we must rest better in order to live better.

The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. and Tana Amen, BSN, RN. The brain controls every aspect of our lives. When it works correctly, our bodies work correctly. But when we make poor decisions that affect our brain, it causes many problems for our bodies. The brain can even turn on or off certain genes that affect the chances of our getting certain illnesses or even dying prematurely. But the good news is that we can actually master our brain. The authors use their vast knowledge and insights into science, psychology, and spirituality to create a powerful prescription for brain health. By following their plan, we can improve our health and all aspects of our lives.