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HVP July 2019

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Page 10 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 Settle in with a good book This month, readers at the Woodbury Public Library will read Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr. Adults at this Orange County library meet on the second Thursday of every month to read and discuss another literary work. In July, learn about a groundbreaking woman in this rich and fascinating biography. Sally Ride's life and journey as the first woman in space has inspired generations of women and will continue to do so. Get an inside look at Ride's personal life, her family and friends and how she sparked scientific and social changes in America. Reserve your copy at the Highland Mills branch so you can join the Book Discussion Club. Spend your "me time" in ways that are good for your mental and physical health Ilana Charette's personal time makes her reset, pause and breathe (even if it's only for 10 minutes). She says the most important part is to get in touch with yourself and find out what you really need. Walking is one of her favorite ways to stay in the best physical health. "I walk outside, inside on the treadmill or even around my kitchen island. I try to go for a walk every morning so my husband is there to watch the kids before he leaves for work." Charette makes her mental health a priority and has specific ways to stay in the best emotional health. "I self-coach and get coached by others. Our brains like to offer thoughts and make suggestions in 'default mode' and we get stuck because we believe it and think it is true," she says. "I always make sure I question my thoughts and work on gaining perspective." She suggests other moms try listening to podcasts or audiobooks, doing yoga, stretching or meditating or taking some classes at the gym. Follow Ilana Charette and her weight loss journey at health & llness Walking is a big part of Ilana Charette's "me time."

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