words to encourage
Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”
“When you are not longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”
Waking Up White, Debby Irving
“About this time I came across Edmund Burke’s quote “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” That’s me, I thought. I’ve been doing nothing. I hadn’t been doing nothing because I didn’t care or lacked the courage. I did nothing, at least nothing with any real impact, because I didn’t understand how racism worked. If you can’t see a problem for what it is, how can you step in and be a part of its solution, no matter how good a person you are?”
The Courage To Teach, Parker J. Palmer
"Fear can also play a positive role in students' lives. When Albert Camus writes, "What gives value to travel is fear," his words could easily apply to the forays that good teachers make with their students across landscapes of alien truth. Camus speaks of the fear we feel when we encounter something foreign and are challenged to enlarge our thinking, our identity, our lives-- the fear that lets us know we are on the brink of real learning: "It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our country . . . We are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits . . . At that moment, we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. We come across a cascade of light, and there is eternity."
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg
“When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So unless you deliberately fight a habit— unless you find new routines— the pattern will unfold automatically.”
The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul, Danielle LaPorte
“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.”
health and fitness
Jump Rope Dudes: Dan was dripping with sweat while dancing to a new Drake song in an exercise room at the Charlee Hotel. I asked if he was a professional dancer, he smiled and said "No, I'm a professional jump-roper". I watched his hip-hop inspired jump rope workout videos, jumped some rope, and am inspired by him to #dothething.
The Beauty Detox by Kimberly Snyder
Therapy program resources
Holistic Drug Rehab Database of Holistic Drug Rehab Centers, Resources and More
meditation + spirituals
Pema Chodron, Lion's Roar; Buddhist wisdom for our time.
Vooda Life "Aiming to educate and spread awareness of the flagrant wrongs conflicting humanity with original fashion, arts, music, entertainment and organized demonstrations."
Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das
Podcasts + APPS + recordings
10% Happier Podast, Dan Harris
Chas DiCapua, Dharma Talk
On Being with Krista Tippett
Daily Meditation Podcast by Mary Meckley
Free Guided Meditations, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Gabby Bernstein Meditation Resources
Headspace, Meditation and Mindfulness Made Simple
The Rumi Poem We Should All Read by Via Elyane Youssef
What does "Namaste" mean? - Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm
Learn more about the history, affects and levels of Reiki.