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Joy Weese Moll
Joy Weese Moll, a librarian writing about books, runs Joy’s Book Blog. Readers’ Workouts, where bookish folks support each other as we do active things, is a Tuesday feature on her blog. Visit Joy at:

Entries by Joy Weese Moll

5 Steps to Prepare for a Trip Like a Librarian

(6) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Would you like to start your next trip organized, well-read, and knowledgeable about your destination? The advantages are clear:

  • Approach your destination like an insider.

  • Increase the pleasurable anticipation of your trip.

  • Deepen the experience of the journey, enriching each activity with context gleaned from stories and...

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I Am Not Afraid of Trayvon Martin

(17) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 12:08 PM

"I Am Trayvon Martin" is a cry of solidarity with the slain teen. The counter-statement of "I Am Not Trayvon Martin" promotes exploration of the concept of white privilege. Here is another rallying cry of change that I want to hear: "I Am Not Afraid of Trayvon Martin." I think...

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A Librarian's Tips for Losing Weight Your Way

(41) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 8:07 AM

I'm Blogging National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month® , as declared by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2013 theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." While we hear a...

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A Librarian's Tips For A Healthy Heart

(5) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 6:40 AM

At Valentine's Day we have hearts on our minds, so why not mind our hearts? The library holds a selection of books for heart health. I pulled three books from my local library to help add heart health to my observation of Valentine's Day.

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A Librarian's Tips For Preparing To Diet

(24) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 6:15 AM

Many modern diet books, no matter what food plan they espouse, recommend a preparation phase of a few hours to a couple of weeks before implementation of a diet. Younger dieters may be impatient with the delay, but more mature seekers of a new regime can see the wisdom in...

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A Librarian's Tips For Keeping Your New Year's Resolution

(9) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 7:31 AM

As anyone who has tried to keep a resolution knows, change is hard. Many of us over 50 have given up long ago on the idea that making a New Year's resolution is a path to anything but disappointment. It may be time to try again, however. In recent years,...

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A Librarian's Tips For Healthy Holiday Parties

(52) Comments | Posted December 8, 2012 | 6:55 AM

When you want to lose or maintain your weight, December can feel like one food-focused festive event after another. In "Thin for Life" Anne Fletcher revealed a study that demonstrated why attentiveness during the holidays is so important for those seeking to maintain or lose weight, especially as we age....

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