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Apr 25

Book Notes 4/25/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 25, 2022 at 12:37 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes


Calling all K-5 kids--it's time to get ready for our 2022 Summer Reading Program! Registration begins May 1. More information...

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light by Helen Ellis

In gloriously comic and moving essays, Ellis shares thoughts on friendship among grown women. She dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, "Are you there, Menopause? It's Me, Helen."

814.54 ELLIS

The Power of Fun by Catherine Price

How to Feel Alive Again // Through years of research, journalist Catherine Price has learned the truth: far from being frivolous or a distraction, fun is actually the secret to achieving our goals. If you reorient your life around what you personally find fun-true fun-you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stressed. You will have more energy, for yourself and for other people. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will feel alive again.

155.418 PRICE

Carry On by John Lewis & Andrew Young

national geograhpic photographyReflections for a New Generation // Organized by topic ranging from justice, courage, faith, mentorship, and forgiveness to the protests and the pandemic, and many more besides, this book collects the late Congressman John Lewis's thoughts for readers to draw on whenever they are in need of guidance.

328.730 LEWIS

The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach

100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook // Organized by meal type, this book offers one hundred recipes like Pizza Salad with White Beans in the Bowls and Salads chapter, Cauliflower Cutlets with Ranch Dressing in the chapter Skillet Mains, and Squash and Black Bean Tacos in the Tacos and Tortillas chapter, with excellent and practical tips, and food for thought written in the author’s engaging, witty, and relatable voice.


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Oct 08

How I Cope by Acacia James

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 8, 2020 at 3:21 PM by Genesis Gaule

Attending school during a pandemic is no easy feat! What we are all facing is new, and unexplored territory. This can be very nerve racking. East Grand Forks schools are lucky. We as a district are able to attend school in person part time and online during the off days, but in turn, this can create a good deal of stress. We are now asked to go back and forth, keep track of classes and assignments, and have to be more organized in order to succeed. All of this stress and anxiety can be hard on everyone, but what we chose to do with that stress will make all the difference in our 2020-2021 school year.

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We can go throughout the year having anxiety about school and all that comes with it, or we can learn to deal with that stress and anxiety before it becomes a problem. I personally have anxiety about a lot of things. I worry, and I stress out until I eventually break. It becomes too much. One way I have learned to cope with these feelings is through reading. Now don’t turn away because someone from the library is being cliche and telling you that you should read. I promise it’s not like that! This is how I personally cope. It’s different for everyone, and that’s okay! For me, I need to get away when I’m stressed. I need to forget about my problems for a little bit and relax. Even if it is only for five minutes. I notice I start to feel better when I am able to put away my problems for a little bit and clear my head.

While my stress reliever might be reading there are many other ways to do the same thing. You could run, draw, listen to music, build something with Legos, shoot hoops, and so much more. Whatever calms you, do it!

How do these activities help? Well, imagine you are stuck in the woods and don’t know where to go. What are you going to feel? Panic? Worry? Whatever you are going through you know one thing; you want to get out. Instead of laying down and giving up, you would want to find a way to escape. If you are able to slow down, think, maybe climb a tree or, in other words, find our outlet for stress, you will find that you are able to see the bigger picture and find a way out of the woods.

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Knowing how I cope has helped me immensely during this crazy school year. I hope that you can find your outlet for stress, and use it as a way to cope with all of the craziness that is going on around us each and every day. I implore you to look on the bright side of things, slow down, and find a way out of the woods