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 knowledge base.
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.
Exercises for sedentary workers that will help improve energy, productivity, and work pace by a recognized expert in breathwork and hyperventilation.
Breathwork for health and stress release by bestselling author and psychologist Gay Hendricks.
Techniques used to ease stress, insomnia, and chronic pain by internationally-renowned yoga teacher Donna Farhi.
Guidance on the art of breathing from one of the world’s leading yoga gurus, Swami Saradananda.
Professional body representing a certified method of breath retraining and its practitioners.
Exercise and Fitness
Comprehensive series of cardio routines to help you burn more calories and stay heart healthy from Fitness Magazine.
Expert advice, resources, and motivation for beginners from Runner’s World.
Tips, training, and fitness advice for the newbie recreational cyclist from Bicycling.com.
20 Minute Morning Qi Gong Exercise by Lee Holden
Lee Holden’s ‘7 Minutes of Magic’ Qi Gong
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
Psychotherapist Kathleen Adams pioneered journal therapy. Her first book has become a classic in the field.
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.”
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.
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.
A 16-point commitment to positivity created by acclaimed leadership training expert Jon Gordon.
Psychologist Richard Wiseman examined the subject of luck in a groundbreaking scientific study and concluded that good luck can be learned.
Meaning and Purpose
Guide to personal awareness using inspirational quotes, wisdom, and creative exercises by author Gay Hendricks.
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.
e-Book chronicles one woman’s secular pilgrimage along Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago in quest of meaning and purpose at midlife.
Writer Dan Millman blends fact and fiction in this tale (and film) about finding life’s meaning and purpose.
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
Bestseller by medical professor Jon Kabat-Zinn who pioneered the groundbreaking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
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.
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.”
New York Times columnist David Gelles reports on the latest trend toward mindfulness in the workplace.
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.
Critically-acclaimed book about Reiki that traces its history since the early 1900s, for students and practitioners.
For those who want to use Reiki techniques to relieve stress, promote health and wellness, and enhance their own quality of life.
Award-winning self-help book that offers powerful techniques including progressive relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness.
Guided Audio Relaxation
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.
Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington explores the latest facts about sleep and offers recommendations and tips from leading sleep scientists.
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.
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.
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
Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal makes a convincing case for how we can benefit from stress.
Practical solutions and simple interventions for the causes of anxiety, according to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee (BBC’s Doctor in the House).
Medical doctor Gabor Maté shows how emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness.
Technique combining accupressure and spoken word to calm the nervous system and restore energy balance.
Productivity consultant David Allen shares his secrets to getting things done. Based on the principle that you maximize productivity when you’re relaxed.
National non-profit established by the father of stress research Dr. Hans Selye. Comprehensive collection of stress-related resources.
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.
Collection of titles the ‘social cataloging’ website rates as popular stress management books.
Extensive library of yoga poses for beginners to advanced from YogaJournal.com.
Ten basic yoga poses and tips for guys from MensJournal.com.
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