Health and Wellness Resources:
Your Guide to Healthy Living
Site links on this page will connect you to some of the most authoritative and trusted health and wellness experts, sources, and books on the web.
Over the last decade, they’ve been my go-to sources for
research, referrals, and everyday use to build my personal health and wellness
These sources represent a cross-section of health-related topics. They range from how to deal with stress and work life balance to sleep, exercise and fitness, and mental health issues, among others.
I regularly update these health and wellness links and add more that deserve to be shared, so check back often. I’m always interested in your comments and feedback.
You can find related posts and more links to suggested articles in my workplace wellness blog and Twitter feed. Many of these topics are also covered in my stress management workshops for employees.
Center for Internet and Technology Addiction
Founded by renowned cyber psychologist Dr. David Greenfield who led the first large scale study of Internet use in 1999. Site tools include a digital distraction test, video game addiction test, and smartphone compulsion test.
How to Break Up with Your Phone
Book by award-winning journalist Catherine Price is packed with tested tips and strategies to take back your life in 30 days.
Smartphone screen time tracking app offers device addiction coaching, parental controls, and features that let you log how often and how you use your phone.
Free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.
Simple Breathing Technique to Relieve Stress
I demonstrate an easy and immediate way to use your breath to control stress in an interview with Global TV Toronto network.
Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health
Dr. Belisa Vranich educates readers how to improve their overall quality of life through a daily breathing workout in an easy-to-follow guide.
Breathwork for health and stress release by bestselling author and psychologist Gay Hendricks.
The Breathing Book
Techniques used to ease stress, insomnia, and chronic pain by internationally-renowned yoga teacher Donna Farhi.
The Power of Breath
Guidance on the art of breathing from one of the world’s leading yoga gurus, Swami Saradananda.
Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health
Professional body representing a certified method of breath retraining and its practitioners.
Breathing Techniques: A Guide to the Science and Methods
A comprehensive summary (post) about the importance of breath and how to breathe properly.
Exercise and Fitness
Comprehensive series of cardio routines to help you burn more calories and stay heart healthy from Fitness Magazine.
Love to Run Guide
Expert advice, resources, and motivation for beginners from Runner’s World.
How to Start Cycling
Tips, training, and fitness advice for the newbie recreational cyclist from Bicycling.com.
Lee Holden’s ‘7 Minutes of Magic’ Qi Gong
The Energy of Money
Maria Nemeth’s smart spiritual and practical techniques to help you achieve life goals and financial prosperity.
Step-by-step guide to money management by financial writer and Canadian TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade.
Health and Wellness
This comprehensive guide is designed to help you recognize and deal with depression and covers subjects like symptoms, myths, resources, and treatments. Created by Los Angeles-based CNV Detox.
Journal to the Self
Psychotherapist Kathleen Adams pioneered journal therapy. Her first book has become a classic in the field.
Dealing with People You Can’t Stand
Use this book to “successfully combat the whiners, grenades, tanks, snipers, close-talkers, pedants, and other rude, crude, and inconsiderate people who can ruin your day.”
I Hate Conflict!
Relationship expert Lee Raffel helps you handle personal and professional conflicts using a seven-step plan.
Inspiration and Motivation
Unsinkable is a story-sharing platform hosted by four-time Olympic rowing champion Silken Laumann that’s designed to empower others to achieve better mental, physical, and spiritual health.
National bestseller by positive psychology pioneer Martin Seligman sparked the debate on the nature of real happiness.
Positive Psychology Program
Extensive positive psychology blog (and other resources) for trainers, HR and healthcare professionals, therapists and others interested in this field.
Dr. Judith Orloff explains how to transform stress and fatigue into positive energy based on her leading-edge practice of energy psychiatry.
The Positive Pledge
A 16-point commitment to positivity created by acclaimed leadership training expert Jon Gordon.
The Luck Factor
Psychologist Richard Wiseman examined the subject of luck in a groundbreaking scientific study and concluded that good luck can be learned.
Meaning and Purpose
A Year of Living Consciously
Guide to personal awareness using inspirational quotes, wisdom, and creative exercises by author Gay Hendricks.
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
Author Gregg Levoy addresses how to recognize when we are called, whether to change careers or change attitudes, and live a life that’s aligned with our instinctive, true selves.
Holding Hands with the World
My e-book chronicles a secular pilgrimage along Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago in quest of meaning and purpose at midlife.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Writer Dan Millman blends fact and fiction in this tale (and film) about finding life’s meaning and purpose.
Greater Good Magazine
Resource for science-based insights for a meaningful life published by UC Berkeley.
Mindfulness and Meditation
The World’s Most Relaxing Film will help you relax in just 7 minutes
This free meditation app was named Best Apps of the Year winner by Time Magazine and Women’s Health. Features more than 25,000 guided meditations, discussion groups, and statistics for tracking your progress.
Wherever You Go There You Are
Bestseller by medical professor Jon Kabat-Zinn who pioneered the groundbreaking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
8 Minute Meditation
Attorney and meditation expert Victor Davich created this innovative program to give busy people the tools they need to meditate in bite-sized chunks of time.
Mental Resilience: The Power of Clarity
Bestselling author Kamal Sarma combines his meditation training with leadership expertise to help others “develop the focus of a warrior and the peace of a monk.”
Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out
New York Times columnist David Gelles reports on the latest trend toward mindfulness in the workplace.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Productivity consultant David Allen shares his secrets to getting things done. Based on the principle that you maximize productivity when you’re relaxed.
An extensive tool kit for stress management and many other skills found on this resource-rich 20+ year-old site.
One of the best websites about home and office organization. Features daily tips, strategies, product reviews, and hope for the hopelessly cluttered and stressed.
How to Declutter Your Home: The Ultimate Guide
Don’t know where to start with decluttering your home? This Ultimate Guide gives you absolutely everything you need to start and finish the job.
Exploring Reiki: 108 Questions and Answers
Experienced practitioner Paula Horan explains the subtle healing art of Reiki by answering the most-often asked questions about it.
Complete guide to all levels of Reiki for the practitioner by natural healer and women’s spirituality teacher Diane Stein.
The Reiki Sourcebook
Critically-acclaimed book about Reiki that traces its history since the early 1900s, for students and practitioners.
The Everything Reiki Book
For those who want to use Reiki techniques to relieve stress, promote health and wellness, and enhance their own quality of life.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
Award-winning self-help book that offers powerful techniques including progressive relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness.
Progressive muscle relaxation exercise from Evelyn Ennor’s ‘Guided Relaxation to Calm, Balance, and Energize’ CD.
Guided visualization exercise from Evelyn Ennor’s ‘Guided Relaxation to Calm, Balance, and Energize’ CD.
The Sleep Revolution
Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington explores the latest facts about sleep and offers recommendations and tips from leading sleep scientists.
No More Sleepless Nights
Sleep research pioneer and a leading authority on insomnia, Dr. Peter Hauri dispenses easy-to-follow advice for those with occasional or chronic sleep problems.
A Good Night’s Sleep: A Drug-Free Solution
How to overcome insomnia with visualization, breathwork, and meditation by pain management expert Jan Sadler.
A mind/body program to overcome insomnia from integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Quiet Your Mind & Get to Sleep
This highly-recommended workbook uses cognitive therapy to help resolve insomnia due to anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
Advice from Dr. Michael Breus, a widely-acknowledged expert on the subject of sleep and popular media contributor.
TED Talk: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
The Upside of Stress
Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal makes a convincing case for how we can benefit from stress.
The Stress Solution
Practical solutions and simple interventions for the causes of anxiety, according to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee (BBC’s Doctor in the House).
When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Medical doctor Gabor Maté shows how emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness.
The Tapping Solution
Technique combining accupressure and spoken word to calm the nervous system and restore energy balance.
The American Institute of Stress
National non-profit established by the father of stress research Dr. Hans Selye. Comprehensive collection of stress-related resources.
Collection of titles the ‘social cataloging’ website rates as popular stress management books.
Yoga for Back Pain
A comprehensive series of step-by-step yoga poses that relieve back pain and improve flexibility.
Extensive library of yoga poses for beginners to advanced from YogaJournal.com.
The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga for Men
Ten basic yoga poses and tips for guys from MensJournal.com.
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