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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer—one small spot -- but within a year she learned her cancer was terminal. Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Riggs’s breathtaking memoir asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time?

The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook: 120+ Everyday Recipes for the Healthy Home Cook

Here, the rubber of old-fashioned home-cooking meets the road of new healthy-food. With over 120 approachable, comforting, make-ahead recipes, this cookbook reaffirms that balance is possible: you can find the joy, relaxation, and healing of cooking for yourself, family, and friends during these frenetic times.

How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use

This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them.

She-Ology: The Definitive Guide to Women's Intimate Health. Period.

With expertise and a dose of humor, leading ob-gyn, educator and women’s health advocate Dr. Sherry Ross addresses every urgent, confounding, culturally taboo or embarrassing question women have about vaginas, with the goal of healthier, happier lives for all.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them. This book is a journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle.

Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress

Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time, but the truth is that all kids have stress—especially when dealing with difficulties at school, at home, or with friends. This book will give children the skills they need to bring up their own superpowers by showing how mindfulness, like stopping to take a few deep, mindful breaths, can help children calm down and deal with things differently.

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Upcoming Events in The Learning Center

PIKNIC: What is a stem cell transplant and who needs it
August 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Mays Learning Center, ACB2.1120
Muzaffar Qazilbash, MD
Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation

Lunch is provided for the first 15 patients and family members at all PIKNICs.

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Levit Family Learning Center
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Holden Foundation Learning Center
Jesse  H. Jones Rotary House International

The Learning Center provides materials for information and convenience only and are not to be substituted for medical advice. Medical information is often controversial and is continually changing. Please consult your health care provider to discuss your specific concerns.