My Fave At-Home Health Resources

Try a bunch and find what works for you

Meditation and mindfulness

Dawn Buse

  • Dawn Buse is a doctor, professor, and licensed clinical psychologist who conducts research on migraine, pain, and stress, among other conditions. Her website has a bunch of great resources, including relaxation recordings.

Calm

  • My go-to app for daily meditation, which features a daily Calm, sleep stories, Masterclass  education series, and meditations like Seven Days of Anxiety/Focus, etc.

Insight Timer

  • I love meditations led by Sarah Blondin.

Headspace

  • This app has a great meditation for those suffering pain.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Passive Muscle Relaxation

  • Just do a search on YouTube. I love this one.

Tara Brach

Mental Health

MindShift app

  • CBT-based by Anxiety Canada

STOPP app

Five-Minute Journal

Dr. Allison Answers

  • Allison is a clinical psychologist who shares so much invaluable information on her website on topics like anxiety, anger, self-compassion, happiness, productivity, gratitude, and more. Check out her meditations, too.

Exercise

Yoga with Adriene

Down Dog Yoga

@activelyautoimmune on Instagram

Romney Studios

  • I haven’t signed up for their workout series, but they share some good exercises on their Instagram.

Entertainment

Audiobooks

  • Audible, iBooks, Overdrive or Libby apps.

Podcasts

  • I love Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Oprah’s SuperSoul and Masterclass, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, among many others.

5 Ways to Manage Fear So You Can Crush Your Goals

Today’s very special post is by Dr. Allison — a licensed clinical psychologist who helps people lead healthier, more meaningful lives. With fear being such a regular resident in our minds, I hope you find her advice as illuminating and helpful as I do. 

Continue reading “5 Ways to Manage Fear So You Can Crush Your Goals”

Clothes on hanger

Use Your (Good) Stuff

Do you keep clothes with tags on them hanging in your closet to save them for the “right” occasion? What about nice dishes left untouched in your cabinets? Maybe it’s linens or even a vehicle that you want to preserve in some way to maintain its newness.

Continue reading “Use Your (Good) Stuff”

Update on my February Goals

Month 2 into my what’s-becoming-a year-long quest to do something every day

To recap, in January, I read and kept a gratitude journal every day (and also went the month without alcohol). Continue reading “Update on my February Goals”

My Top 5 Podcasts

I go through phases of time-passing activities on my daily 45-minute commute each way. For a while, it was reading books (they became too heavy to lug around with me), for a period of time it was streaming Songza (which ate my data way too quickly), then came the TED Talk viewings, the social media perusing, and my current obsession: podcasts.

There’s been one podcast of which I’ve listened to every single episode and tune in religiously week after week since it started, but otherwise, lately, I’ve gotten into even more. Continue reading “My Top 5 Podcasts”

To-Do List Tips

In which I introduce my new weekly blog post and discuss tips for to-do lists and scheduling

Welcome to my first weekly ‘Thursday Thoughts’ post! I wanted a regular update to share my musings so came up with this idea where each Thursday I’ll do a short post about things I’m loving right now, maybe what I’ve learned lately, what’s making me happy or just general thoughts. And hopefully converse with you about them! Continue reading “To-Do List Tips”