Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful in your journey for all aspects of your health. Not sure which ones are right for you? Let’s talk: 323-380-8042 or contact me through this site.
Environmental Working Group– product and food safety. They publish the annual “Dirty Dozen/Clean 15” list of which conventional foods carry the worst pesticide contamination and which conventionally grown foods are the “cleanest” so you can spend your food dollars carefully.
Environmental Working Group/Skin Deep – an excellent site for vetting personal care products, including cosmetics, sunscreens, make up. Many ingredients are unsafe, carcinogenic and disrupt hormones. Find out if your current products are safe.
Reset360– a doctor-formulated approach to balancing hormones, managing weight and connecting with your vitality through a thorough education process and various step-by-step guided programs. Read her books or participate on-line with a lot of helpful educational materials. Her products are well-thought out.
Well-Grounded Life, by Lisa Grace Byrne – designed for busy harried moms, many of her self-care steps can be applied to anyone needing to reestablish some good self-care principles. She has on-line learning classes. Her book REPLENISH, is filled with practical steps.
Brian Johnson: The Optimizer newsletter, Optimal Living Program, Philosopher’s Notes. If you want to keep up-to-date on research, staying motivated, and catching up on life-improving classics, Brian Johnson has a wealth of information, 5-35 min podcasts, a newsletter, micro-classes and short PDFs that summarize his favorite classic works and “new classics.” Highly motivational.
Michael Reed Gach, PhD – a prolific practitioner of acupressure, and offers on-line courses for self-care.
Anat Baniel Method – a Feldenkrais-trained teacher who has developed innovative movement “lessons” to create new neural patterns to increase strength, flexibility, vitality and help diminish pain. She has a series of DVDs that are useful for home study.
EarSeeds.com – a kit containing pellets and tweezers along with a condition-specific map of where to apply the pellets. Good for kids, for students who are stressed, uneasy travelers, and those averse to needles. Easy to apply. A great self-care tool. Recent offerings include Swarovski crystal pellets (festive! bling!) and seasonal/holiday-themed “toppers” on the pellets.
THE HOW OF HAPPINESS, by Sonja Lyubomirsky
The book claims it is the scientific approach to getting the life you want, and asserts that up to 40% is within your power to change. A friend of mine (a public health research physician/teacher) vouches for the science and validates the conclusions. The book contains helpful quizzes and plenty of explanations. Some of this you know intuitively, and now you’ll know how to use it effectively to cultivate happiness.