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New Materials at Planetree Health Resource Center

This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. You can e-mail or call 296-8444 to request materials. If you're an MCMC employee, items can be checked out and sent to you through interoffice mail.

New Materials

  • The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing.
    By Bernie Siegel.
  • Change: What Really Leads to Lasting Personal Transformation.
    By Jeffrey A. Kottler.
  • Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids.
    By Anne Dohrenwend.
  • Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet, Detox & Nutritional Makeover for Total Recovery.
    By Ann Boroch.
  • The Helping Professional's Guide to End-of-Life Care: Practical Tools for Emotional, Social & Spiritual Support for the Dying.
    By E. Alessandra Strada.
  • Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy.
    By Virginia & Keith Laken
  • Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook. 4th Edition.
    By Joseph Murphy and Margaret Lloyd.
  • The Merck Manual: Home Health Handbook.
    Edited by Robert Porter, Justin Kaplan, et al.
  • Winter Blues Survival Guide: A Workbook for Overcoming SAD.
    By Norman Rosenthal and Christine Benton.
  • Yoga Wisdom At Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job.
    By Maren Showkeir and Jamie Showkeir.

This Month's Highlight:

This Month's Highlighted Book at the MCMC Planetree Health Resource Library Book Description:
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.

By Jennifer Senior.

Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources-in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology-she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing in later chapters to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations-and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.effects of children on their parents?

Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today-and tomorrow.

*Don't have a card with us?...come in and fill out our library card application and we will make a PHRC library card for you.
**Looking for something specific?...Search our on-line library catalog. Planetree Health Resource Center is now linked to more than 70 libraries in eastern Oregon through the Sage Library System. If we don't have what you are looking for, there's a good chance we have access to it!

-Editorial Review Note: This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. To request a hold for any of our materials, please call 296-8444.

New Reading Materials

Molly at the Planetree Health Resource Library Molly is the resident expert on new and upcoming reading materials, she can also help find audio and video materials upon request. Check back often, we receive several new volumes every month.