St. Louis County Library Cardholders Can Sign-Up For A Free Headspace Account

17 Aug

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St. Louis County Library is offering a new tool to help navigate stress, improve sleep and enhance focus.

Press release from the St. Louis County Library:

August 13, 2021

St. Louis County Library is offering a new tool to help navigate stress, improve sleep and enhance focus.

Starting August 16, anyone with a valid St. Louis County Library card can sign up for a free Headspace account. Headspace makes meditation and mindfulness techniques available online so more people can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. SLCL is the first library in Missouri to offer access to the Headspace app, which provides guided meditations, playlists, video workouts and more to help navigate daily stress. There are also tools to help with sleep, focus and mindfulness.

Cardholders can sign up for three-months of free, unlimited use of Headspace. Spots will open up on specific days throughout the year, and cardholders can visit the SLCL website to sign up until the spots are all filled. There are a limited number of spots available during each open enrollment.

Users are welcome to sign up again during the next open enrollment. More details and sign up dates are available at

Headspace provides a variety of resources including:

  • A library of 500+ meditations on everything from stress, to resilience, to compassion
  • Sleep sounds, music, and wind-down exercises
  • Tension-releasing workouts, relaxing yoga, focus music playlists, and more.

SLCL offers many health and wellness resources, including books on a wide variety of topics, DVDs and online programming, such as yoga, mental health awareness and activities for stress reduction.

Please visit to learn more about how to sign up for a free Headspace account with a St. Louis County Library card, or call 314-994-3300.

This press release was produced by the St. Louis County Library.

The views expressed here are the author’s own.

Source: Patch

7 Whole Food Sources to Cleanse Your Liver

14 Aug
Green Madness by Daria Shevtsova on

Eating whole foods supports our body’s natural detox process and the liver plays a leading role in this process.

Here are 8 nutritious whole food sources that can aid you in cleansing the liver:

1. Avocados – contain glutathione, which helps to get rid of heavy metals like mercury.
2. Spinach – full of inorganic nitrate, which is known to reduce the buildup of fat in the liver. Spinach is also a great source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C.
3. Tomatoes – contain lycopene which protects the liver from free radical damage. [Tomato sauce, tomato paste and even ketchup contain significant levels of lycopene.]
4. Carrots – extremely high in flavonoids and liver-supporting beta-carotene, as well as vitamin A which helps to prevent liver disease. 
5. Green leafy vegetables – high amounts of chlorophyll in dark leafy greens like kale triggers the liver to eliminate toxins. 
6. Cruciferous veggies like cauliflower and broccoli – detox warriors that play an active role in producing the liver enzymes that flush toxins out of the body.
7. Apples – contain pectin which helps the gut sweep toxins away, in turn helping the liver manage its own load of toxins. 

Disclaimer: This content is educational only. Always consult with a registered dietitian or physician prior to modifying your diet.

7 Low-Cost Start-Up Businesses

12 Aug
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Interested in becoming an entrepreneur?

Starting a business doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

Here’s a list of 7 low-cost businesses to get your creative juices flowing:

  1. Create a monetized blog
  2. Start a home-staging business
  3. Become a make-up artist
  4. Start a travel planning business
  5. Launch a resume-writing service
  6. Become a health/career/life Coach
  7. Sell handmade crafts or goods

Source: Tip Top Resumes

Stay Hydrated This Summer With This Refreshing and Versatile Veggie

6 Aug

Smoothie Time by Toni Cuenca on

With more than 90 percent water by weight, cucumbers are an excellent source of hydration.

Because they are rich in prolein, an amino acid that supports collagen production, cucumbers are also used in skincare and spa products.

The popular summer veggie also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid which are known to reduce skin irritation and inflammation.

Opt for firm cucumbers without wrinkles or soft spots as these blemishes can indicate moisture loss and/or rot.

Source: Experience Life

Disclaimer: This content is educational only. Always consult with a registered dietitian or physician prior to modifying your diet.

Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C From These 6 Whole-Food Sources

6 Aug
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Vitamin C, aka ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.

The critical vitamin is involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

Here is a list of 6 whole-food sources that you can get your daily dose of Vitamin C from:

  1. Cooked broccoli
  2. Strawberries
  3. Kale
  4. Spinach
  5. Brussel sprouts
  6. Orange

Eat up!

Your health is your wealth.

Source: WebMD, Experience Life

Disclaimer: This content is educational only. Always consult with a registered dietitian or physician prior to modifying your diet.


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