Recommended Resources on Meditation, Yoga, and Mind-Body Wellness
Radical Acceptance – Tara Brach
True Refuge – Tara Brach
Meditation for Beginners – Jack Kornfield
The Miracle of Mindfulness – Thich Nhat Hanh
Loving-Kindness – Sharon Salzberg
Self-Compassion – Kristin Neff
A Path with Heart – Jack Kornfield
Buddha’s Brain – Rick Hanson
Hardwiring Happiness – Rick Hanson
The Way of Liberation – Adyashanti
I Am That – Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer
The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works – Shinzen Young
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life – Thich Nhat Hanh
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – Pema Chodron
The Wisdom of a Broken Heart – Susan Piver
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter Levine
Strength in the Storm – Eknath Easwaran
The Healing Power of the Breath – Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown
Breath – James Nestor
Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing – Dr. Timothy McCall
The iRest Program for Healing PTSD – Richard Miller
Atomic Habits – James Clear
Insight Timer : Meditation timer and guided meditations/relaxation/yoga/music/courses
Calm : Guided meditation/relaxation/music/bedtime stories/courses
Headspace : Guided meditation/stories/movement
Ten Percent Happier : Guided mindfulness meditation and podcast
Breethe : Guided meditation/music/nature sounds/courses
Relax Melodies : Healing sounds and music, create your own tracks
Plant-Based Diet Resources
While I am not a physician or dietician, I am a licensed therapist and nationally certified health and wellness coach interested in a whole person approach to well-being. I view the mind, body and spirit as intimately interconnected. As such, my view is that food affects not just our bodies but also our minds and spirits. Based on my personal experience, the experiences of others, and modern science, I advocate a whole foods plant-based diet as being optimal for the health and wellbeing of ourselves, all beings and the planet. A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, with few or no animal products. The following are educational resources in case you are motivated to learn more:
Cowspiracy: A documentary about the environmental devastation caused by animal agriculture industries.
What The Health: An investigative documentary that is eye-opening about our nation’s health and how big businesses influence it.
Earthlings: A 2005 American documentary about human’s dependence on animals for economic purposes. Warning: It graphically depicts the industry standard for animals bred as pets, food, clothing, for entertainment and research.
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