“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.”
— Rainer Marie Rilke
If you made any New Year resolutions, this is the week that things can begin to break down. It’s normal to waiver on new habits. Start fresh and recommit. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
If you are someone who doesn’t make New Year resolutions, now’s a great time to set a new health habit into motion anyway. Spring is just around the corner (which will give your body more energy to make change) plus the Chinese New Year on February 19 gives you another chance to make a New Year Resolution.
Not ready to jump into a new habit? Here is an easy way to start thinking about improvements you might want to make in your life…some of my favorite videos, blogs, and links that provide inspiration for better living.
Don’t watch them all at once – this is a blog post to keep returning to whenever you need some inspiration or a lift in spirits, or a new healthy recipe for dinner.
Getting onto a healthier and happier path can be as simple as starting with these links. Happy web surfing!
WALKING and EXERCISING:
Doctor Mike Evans on “Sitting Disease”:
Doctor Mike Evans on Taking a Walk:
STRESS– (We all have it. It’s how you deal with it that counts.)
Improving Your Response to Stress — an AWESOME video!:
Kelly McGonigal on how to make stress your friend:
Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, discusses what she discovered about peace as she was having a stroke. One of the best TED Talks ever!:
The benefits of smiling – an informative, funny, and helpful TED Talk by health researcher and entrepreneur Ron Gutman:
World’s Healthiest foods — look up all the great benefits of the most nutritious foods you can eat:
The Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth Soup:
Easy Bone Broth Soup recipe:
A blog by one of my former teachers, Nishanga Bliss, with recipes. Includes a lot of great information about fermentation, and dietary recommendations from a Chinese Medicine point of view:
The world’s most irreverent blog about healthy eating (warning, this guy swears A LOT but has some great recipes!):
Huffington Post list of ten best healthy eating blogs:
Chinese Medicine Dietary Tips:
Chinese Medicine Recipes:
EMOTIONAL WELL BEING:
The benefits of being vulnerable, a humorous and helpful talk by Brene Brown:
The Habits of Happiness, advice from a French Buddhist monk:
Happiness and Its Surprises — a summary of research about what it takes to be happy:
UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center – wonderful research on happiness, health, gratitude, compassion, empathy, altruism, forgiveness and mindfulness:
On Happiness and Gratitude, talks and videos by Catholic Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast:
A second list of inspirational TED talks to have during times when you need a boost:
List of top Diet, Exercise and Healthy Living Blogs to keep you on the right track:
For more support with your health goals, make an appointment at Crow Heart Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs:
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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu
“Our body is precious. It is the vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
— The Buddha
Ready to form a new habit? For an easy plan, take a look at my most recent blog post: