Hey, y’all! I created this page to share the most helpful resources that I have found in regard to healing, optimizing health, and finding purpose in life. Before utilizing any resource, I encourage you to read my disclosure.
Vipassana – Free 10-Day Meditation Courses – The meditation technique rediscovered by Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha) which provides a simple, easy to learn tool for achieving enlightenment. May sound like a farce, but give it a shot! There are free courses worldwide. I have been practicing Vipassana and volunteering with the organization since 2013 and it has changed my life profoundly. I’m not enlightened (lol), but I am far more peaceful and capable of dealing with the stress of everyday life because of the daily practice of Vipassana.
Food – I have found local, organic food to be the best source of high-quality, affordable food. To find local farmers/CSA’s near you, check out Local Harvest. If you’d like to order healthy groceries that will be delivered to your door, check out Thrive Market. Thrive Market sells natural foods at wholesale prices, and each membership provides heathy food to a family in need. Amazon Prime Pantry is damned-convenient, although it is not my first choice for purchasing food. Using a book like Fat-Burning Chef will give you a resource for learning how to cook; knowing what is in your food and that it has been prepared healthily is key to long-term dietary success.
Water – Having a clean source of water for drinking and bathing in is essential to well-being. Berkey filters are high quality, affordable, and remove more contaminants, waste-products, heavy metals, chlorine byproducts, and fluoride than the average filter you buy at Walmart or Target. They last many months longer too – definitely worth the investment.
Air – A high quality air filter, such as an Americare Air Filter, will keep you safe if you live in a polluted environment.
The Environmental Working Group provides info on safety testing for many health-related products. This resource will let you know which products have undergone rigorous testing and are safe to apply cosmetically, to clothing, and so forth.
If you are looking for a resource to find a top of the line integrative medicine physician, the American College for Advancement in Medicine can point you in the right direction.
And the two most helpful exercise books I have found – Body by Science and Starting Strength. Body by Science lays out an incredibly effective and safe workout that only takes about 12-15 minutes per week, and Starting Strength does a wonderful job discussing the mechanics of weight-lifting in order to prevent injury while also increasing muscular strength.
Here are some other companies I appreciate. Earthing helps you to “stay grounded” while doing everyday activities like sleeping and working on the computer. This allows you to connect to the antioxidants flowing through the Earth, which may improve sleep, blood oxygenation, heart rate variability, and immune response while also reducing pain, anxiety, irritability, and inflammation. Earth Runners allows you to do this while you are out an about.