Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to Make Stress your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. Click hereto listen.

It’s Time to Make a Beef Stew

With the weather getting colder, there is nothing better than a good beef stew to warm you up. Check out this recipe by clicking here.

Deepak Choprah’s 3-Minute Meditation

Start your morning with this gentle meditation. Click here.

Winter Tours at The New York Botanical Garden

We are back at New York’s Botanical Garden with a virtual Winter walk. Click here to see its beauty.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Cooking with Kole! – Nutritious and Delicious! – Saturday, January 2, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

 Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Back by popular demand Kole will help us start 2021 with healthy and fun recipes to keep our spirits up and our bodies well fed! Register here.

 Monthly Orientation to Local History/Special CollectionsSaturday, January 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Tour the Local History/Special Collections Branch! Learn about what resources are available for individuals interested in local history or genealogy. Please register for this event by clicking


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