There are many, very subtle elements that contribute to optimal health. Often, even the smallest change can bring more balance and improve well-being; whether it be through drinking a glass of clean water instead of soda or coffee, taking time each day to sing/hum/drum/whistle, finding five minutes to pray or meditate regularly, and making laughter part of your daily regimen. Try one small change in your life, like eating fermented vegetables to improve digestion, juggling to improve memory and concentration, or Super Brain Yoga (see below). Do it for a week, and ask your body how it feels, from the inside. Listen for a response from your body, not your mind. Then write me about what you notice. I love hearing how people are finding health and wellness in their lives. 

Below are some of the resources that have been helpful/healthful for myself and others, in no particular order. Feel free to suggest those that you find helpful or fun! Drop me a note, I'd love to hear what works for you. Resources are updated often. Check back for updates!

How to Relate to Anger - Sharon Salzberg, Excerpt from Tricycle Magazine

Think:Kids - Rethinking challenging kids - Website with wonderful resources for working with kids - and people in general


Center for Non Violent Communication
Conflict Hotline: What you say next matters! - Wonderful video demonstrating NVC connection, and great resource hotline for you
Developing A Vocabulary of Feelings, by Duen Hsi Yen, Malama Learning Facility
Embodying Empathy 
Printable Feelings & Needs Cards from Peggy Smith's website of Maine NVC Network
Maine NVC Network                                                     
New York Center for Nonviolent Communication - Wonderful exercise for working through a difficult situation 
No-Fault Zone Game Site - Purchase the game, or a set of picture cards feelings/needs
NVC Success in Business - Helpful video explaining NVC and its success in business environments 
Open Communication
The Empathy Labyrinth Center
WikiHow - How to Practice Nonviolent Communication
Wise Heart Website - Free Resources
Wise Heart Jackal Dictionary  - Wonderful site to help you figure out what you're feeling/needing
Connection: A Self-Care Approach to Conflict Management - Website of NVC Resources

Creative Edge Focusing - Intuitive Problem Solving for Individuals and Organizations, with Dr. Kathy McGuire
Focusing & Expressive Arts Institute, with Laury Rappaport
Gendlin Online Library- Wonderful site filled with helpful articles regarding feelings/needs/compassion
Loving at the Edge: Recovery Focusing, with Suzanne Noel - A Recovery model for living
The Focusing Institute - Learn an easy way to discover your feelings/needs and how to provide compassion to yourself and others

Centering Prayer Guidelines - Fr. Thomas Keating
Jon Kabat-Zinn - Compassion & Mindfulness
Just One Minute - Short video on how to focus the mind on happiness and away from pain, fear, anxiety, and stress
Sacred Pause - Come back into your body, into presence with this moment, easily and beautifully with Tara Brach - Website of the Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Daniel Brown, PhD and Associates
EricksonianInfo - Website about Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
How Hypnosis Can Help Boost Your Self Esteem - Interview

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights - Understand, Prevent & Resolve Challenges 

Better Sex for a Lifetime - Sexuality Education videos across the lifespan
Speak your body's language - Video about healthy sexuality

Basic Steps to Your Emotional Freedom - EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Website by Dr. Mercola
Can group meditation bring World Peace - Quantum Phsysicist, John Hagelin explains
Canary Club - Website about the important role of hormones on overall health, order information, resources.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping site - Magnus demonstrates one of the various methods of tapping for health
Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson - Wonderful book for couples - Natural Health Newsletter by Joseph Mercola, M.D.
Natural Hormones.Net - Informational Website 
Pema Chodron Website - Discussion of Tonglen Practice (A spiritual practice for increasing inner peace and discipline)
Psychiatric Drug Facts - Peter Breggin, M.D.
Quick Coherence Technique - Short breath technique for reducing stress, creating calm, managing powerful emotions
Self-Growth.Com - Website of personal growth
Super Brain Yoga - Amazing news video about yoga for improving brain function - EFT Site with free tools, scripts, articles, etc
The 12 Instant Benefits of Humming Daily
Understanding Emotional Abuse - Brochure with helpful information and direction for help
Weston A. Price Foundation - Website for wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts
Which Plastics are Safe  - Website discussing the use of plastics in the food (and chemicals) we ingest

FUN STUFF - Inspiration - Spirituality - Faith
Belief-O-Matic - Fun way to learn about various religions
Brene Brown - Inspirational video on "The Price of Invulnerability"
Brene Brown - Wonderful video on "Expanding Perception"
Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth 2012 - Video will make you smile!
How to be Alone - A video by filmmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis - Free Jungian Personality Test
I am Free - Video to help shift internal messages of stuckness - Free Temperament Sorter
Kindness Boomarang - Inspirational video
Omharmonics - Website with help getting started meditating, a free meditation video, and others to purchase if you want
Paradigm Shift - I love this video's message, but I know nothing about/nor do I endorse the info at its conclusion
Selective Attention Test - Cool video about how our attention is quite selective
Supersize Me- Video documentary on the risk in eating too much "fast food"
The Happy Secret to Better Work - Wonderful TED talk on positivity and success
What About Me - Music video by Sakyong Mipham Rimpoche suggesting a spiritual practice "First you, then me"
You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) - Inspirational video and song by Josh Groban. Turn up the volume and remind yourself!