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Self Care Keywords

Keywords are the key to searching library resources and unlocking great search results.  Before you begin searching, think of a few words or short phrases that relate to the main idea of what you want to find.  Here are some examples of keywords and phrases related to your Self Care module.

  • "emotional health"
  • mindfulness
  • "stress management"
  • self-help

What other keywords can you think of?



Browse self-care books and ebooks. 

Check out the Mindfulness Resource Guide for additional resources.


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How to Be Well

 In this book, you will learn how to: EAT: master the very building blocks of life--food SLEEP: reprioritize and restore one of your most fundamental needs MOVE: ensure the body moves in all the ways that nature intended it to PROTECT: mitigate and prevent the invisible assaults of everyday toxins UNWIND: consciously switch off to allow for complete mental and physiological reprieve CONNECT: awaken and enhance a sense of belonging and meaning.

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Burnout to Breakthrough

McDargh helps pinpoint the causes of your burnout and examine the energy demands that keep you from refueling and recharging. She provides an in-depth energy analysis and gives you the keys to master the four dimensions that can give you a resilience breakthrough: head, heart, hands, and humor. She guides the reader through the process of identifying energy drains and implementing strategies for handling them, whatever phase of life you are in.

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How to Sleep Well

Whether you struggle to fall asleep, sleep too lightly, wake too often or simply cannot wake up, this book can help you get on track to sleeping well and living better.

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It's All Good (Unless It's Not): Mental Health Tips and Self-Care Strategies for Your Undergrad Years (ebook)

Packed with self-care strategies, quick tips, and eye-opening facts, this is an indispensable guide for anyone on the path to a degree.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

This book is an approachable introduction to the topics of mindfulness and meditation as they relate to teens and young adults. 

Streaming Videos: Self-Care

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Ted Talks: Sleep is Your Superpower

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.