It was once said that, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”. There seems some debate whether these wise words can be attributed to essayist, poet and playwright Joseph Addison or his friend and fellow writer Sir Richard Steele, but one of the talented Tatler founders coined the phrase and it is a philosophy that continues to resonate today.
This March, Chichester Library invites you to take a look at how books, reading and your local library can help you stay healthy and well.
With a number of marketing and editing clients in the wellbeing and sector, from Massage in Schools Association and Story Massage for Children to those working in complementary therapy and with supplements, these wellness talks are right up Chichester Copywriter’s street and she hopes to see you there. During Wellbeing Month in libraries this March, Chichester Library will hold several events:
Reduce stress and increase focus with guided meditation – Tuesday 7 March 2017, 7.30pm, tickets £2.50
In this talk, Dan Jones will share how meditation can be used to reduce stress and increase happiness by learning how to manage what you focus on.
|How to ‘have it all’ without feeling stressed and overwhelmed: 7 Steps to enjoying a balanced life you love – Tuesday 21 March 2017, 7.30pm, tickets £2.50
So often we desperately try to squeeze 101 things into every waking moment of our lives. Join Emily Thorpe to discover 7 ways to do less, enjoy more and enjoy a balanced life you love.
Lunchtime talk: Laughter yoga for wellness, Thursday 30 March, 12.10-12.50pm, free please drop-in
For more information on all events taking place as well as regular library activities such as Knit and Natter, Relax with Colouring and Board Games see www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraryevents.
All libraries will have displays of books recommended by library staff to lift your mood and help you feel better. Libraries will also highlight other books that can help your wellbeing such as those on exercise, diet and good health.