Tranquil Totes: Create Your Calm

We process information through our senses, but stress can cause a sensory traffic jam that makes it difficult for ur brains to take in information efficiently and accurately.

The Tranquil Totes contain tools like foam rollers, weighted shoulder wraps, noise-canceling headphones, fans, task lights, and more that help to facilitate the creation of a sensory environment that promotes relaxation and focus. The totes are available at the circulation desk of the Schumann Library and Learning Commons for 3 hours of in-library use. Study smarter, not harder!

To provide students with opportunities to relax, the Library circulates a number of board games for in-Library use, such as Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Pandemic, Connect Four, Chess, etc. Coloring books and colored pencils are also available upon request.

Here are a few books from the library collection about sleep, nutrition, unplugging and meditation that are available online or in print:

Bender, David A. Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2014,

Harris, Dan. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and found Self-Help that Actually Works–a True Story. itbooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014,

Liebenson, Narayan H. Magnanimous Heart: Compassion & Love, Loss & Grief, Joy & Liberation. Wisdom Publications, 2018,

Lockley, Steven W., and Russell G. Foster. Sleep: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2012,

Schwartz, Suze Y., and Debra Goldstein. Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers. Harmony Books, 2017,

Wiking, Meik. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017,

For more information please stop by the Circulation Desk to borrow Tranquil Totes, games,  coloring books, or a Muse Brain Sensing Headband — or ask for a reference librarian for help locating books or videos.