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July 2020

Why the dean of early childhood experts wants to get beyond the brain [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Ryan White, Center for Health Journalism, July 23, 2020 Harvard’s Jack Shonkoff, a luminary in the field of early childhood, has spent years showing that events in the earliest years of life have profound implications for how budding brains develop, and in turn, shape a child’s later potential at school and work. Now, Shonkoff says it’s time to connect the brain to the rest of the body. “The message now is to say that there is a revolution going on in molecular biology and genomics and in...

Take care of yourself, starting with Erin DeSantis’ Kenton County Library yoga class (NK Tribune)

By Maridith Yahl, July 10, 2020, NK Tribune. When Erin DeSantis took a yoga class over five and a half years ago, little did she know it would change her life. Practicing yoga brought a self-awareness she had never known. “I really got to know myself just from that practice. Just coming within my own self. Before I did yoga, I really didn’t have the best body image or self-confidence. Yoga was the thing to solidify how I was,” DeSantis says. [ Please click here to read more. ]

Local library lending more than books (ABC 57)

By Summer Horan, July 21, 2020, ABC 57. BUCHANAN, Mich.-- One Michiana Library has created a new initiative to lend out more than just books to their community. The concept of a library of things has been in the works since before the pandemic began. “It was donated my Ohana music out in California. They donated 6 ukuleles to us, middle of March, we were really rearing to go and then obviously everything got shut down," said Buchanan District Library Director, Meg Paulette. [ Please click...

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