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What We’re Reading: April 13 – April 19

Running, Millennials and Stress Management

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Image of Lake Crescent in Washington State, by Kate Stockert

In light of the tragedies this week, we turn to the running community for inspiration and hope. Runner and writer Jeff Edmonds shares a poignant and eloquent post on the triumph of the human spirit, as realized through running. If you are a runner, aspire to be a runner, or are simply interested in running we recommend Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It is guaranteed to inspire you to lace up and hit the trails. As this week rolls on, we continue to keep our thoughts with Boston and hope those affected by this tragedy find hope, comfort, friendship, and support during this challenging time.

April is “Stress Awareness Month” according to the Health Resource Network in Baltimore, Maryland. The US National Library of Medicine offers some good information on stress management as does the Mayo Clinic. Check out eBooks in our library on work life balance and stress and time management (use the search box at top right to search for stress or work life balance. In the words of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we wish you a healthy and productive life!

Times are a changing. Time magazine published an article this week on Millennial home purchasing and lifestyle differences. Though marriage may come after home ownership with this generation, when the wedding planning commences, it commences on Pinterest. Perhaps rehabbed and converted firehouses might piqué their interest?

Kate

Information & Web Content Specialist at the National Association of REALTORS®

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  1. The Boston tragedy was news all over the world. Also in The Netherlands. It was a big relief the marathon in London the following week wasn’t shocked also by such a tragedy.

    The two tips about running and stress management can be combined. Running, sporting in general, is the most important stress reliever you can think off. It is part of a good work life balance. Without being in shape, the consequences of stress will be bigger.

  2. Kate

    Thanks Weerstand for the comment. As an avid runner myself, I would tend to agree. Running and being active has certainly helped me manage stress and maintain a positive outlook on life :)

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