Audio, books, video

We've curated a selection of the best resources, tailored specifically for health care providers, to help you achieve well-being and build resiliency. With everything from books to audio downloads to retreats, you're sure to find something that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle.

Not sure where to start? Try a self-assessment.

 

Learn more

 

Mindfulness

Audio

  • Living Your Purpose: Find Peace and Meaning in Your Life Today

    Living Your Purpose: Find Peace and Meaning in Your Life Today

    AUDIOBOOK, CASSETTES | Mary Hayes-Grieco (1998)

    Reason to listen: This collection of delightful, thought-provoking stories and concepts will delight you. Seeking your purpose always involves paradox in that you are already expressing your purpose, yet you need to relax to identify it. As you listen, you will learn about the six levels of life purpose: existential, common, spiritual, social, symbiotic and evolutionary. Learn the tools of living with purpose: humility, intuition and will.
  • Meditations for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

    Meditations for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

    AUDIOBOOK, CD | Joan Borysenko (2012)

    Reason to listen: You will be led through two meditations:
    • Breath of Life, Breath of Love gently helps you tune in to your body and connect with your life force.
    • Stretching & Relaxation includes a series of simple stretches and self-massage to help restore your mind, body and spirit.
  • The Practice of Mindfulness: 6 Guided Practices

    The Practice of Mindfulness: 6 Guided Practices

    MP3 | Sounds True authors (2013)

    Reason to listen: Six Sounds True authors (who are leaders in bringing the benefits of mindful living into our personal and professional lives) guide beginners through six meditations aimed at increasing harmony in mind and body.
  • The Science of Mindfulness: How Changing Your Brain Changes Your Life

    The Science of Mindfulness: How Changing Your Brain Changes Your Life

    MP3 | Sounds True authors (2013)

    Reason to listen: Five Sounds True authors explore the ways that science has begun to validate what the world's wisdom traditions have said for centuries: mindfulness practice has the power to transform every facet of our lives.

Books

  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

    Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1997)

    Reason to read: Research-based Finding Flow helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. The author asserts that many of us walk through life unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Because of that, we bounce between two extremes: the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations and the passive boredom of our leisure time. The key is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment, and to transform our routines by taking a different approach. Both will help you experience the joy of complete engagement.
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

    Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

    Jon Kabat-Zinn (2005)

    Reason to read: Stress is everywhere and it gets inside of us—sapping our energy, undermining our health and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression and disease. By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness or stress-related disorders, discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic and improve your overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga.
  • Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

    Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012), also available as an audio book

    Reason to read: While everyone seems to long for wholeness, this book reveals that it is already here and is ours to claim. Living a more mindful life may seem simple enough. How hard can it be to return your awareness again and again to what is going on in the present moment? If you’ve tried it, though, you know it’s fraught with questions and challenges. This book provides answers, insights, and instruction to help us shift to a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves, others and the world.
  • Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

    Thich Nhat Hanh, Arnold Kotler (editor), H. H. the Dalai Lama (foreword) (1991)

    Reason to read: In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make use of the very situations that usually stress us. The author provides commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories that help you begin where you are—in the clinic, writing a progress note, performing a surgery—and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. He includes exercises that will help increase your awareness of your own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace.
  • Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness in Meditation in Everyday Life

    Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness in Meditation in Everyday Life

    Jon Kabat-Zinn (1994)

    Reason to read: In this follow-up to Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn goes more deeply into the practice of meditation for its own sake. In brief, rather poetic chapters, he describes different meditative practices and what they can do for you. He also acknowledges that the idea that meditation is “spiritual” is often confusing to people, saying he prefers to think of it as what you might call a workout for your consciousness.

Video

  • Three Good Things

    Three Good Things

    Martin Seligman (2009)

    Reason to do: This exercise asks you to write down three simple things that happened during your day that were “good” and what part you played in bringing them about. Ideally, you share them with another person before writing them down, but it’s not necessary. The most effective time to do Three Good Things is immediately before you go to sleep.

Purpose

Books

  • Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit

    Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit

    Krista Tippett (2010)

    Reason to read: Drawn from the radio program Speaking of Faith, this book explores the interface between many fields of science, medicine, theology and philosophy. In her interviews with Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies and Mehmet Oz, the author enables us to see the connections between these realms, as well as how inquiry supports spirituality.
  • Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last

    Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last

    Lee Lipsenthal (2011)

    Reason to read: Dr. Lipsenthal, medical director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, shares his personal experience with esophageal cancer. Committed to a personal philosophy of gratitude, he had the opportunity to test that commitment when he received his diagnosis. Not only did he find that he did not fear death, he discovered that he felt more alive than ever.
  • Finding Balance in a Medical Life: Reclaiming Your Life While Serving Others

    Finding Balance in a Medical Life: Reclaiming Your Life While Serving Others

    Lee Lipsenthal (2007)

    Reason to read: Dr. Lipsenthal, a recognized leader, teacher, and pioneer in clinician wellness, provides a step-by-step guide targeted directly at physicians that will help you manage stress, build resilience and find purpose in your life. This book is specifically intended to help physicians heal themselves, create well-being and build resilience. It explores personality structure, helps readers analyze their own personalities and explores the effect of medical training and practice on physicians’ health and relationships.
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

    Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

    Rachel Naomi Remen (1996)

    Reason to read: This collection of inspiring stories shows us how the small things in life, many of which cannot be easily measured, are often the most important and the ones that bring meaning and purpose to our lives.
    Review by Bill McDonough, MMIC CEO
  • Living a Life That Matters

    Living a Life That Matters

    Harold S. Kushner (2002)

    Reason to read: The desire to feel like you matter and that you are a good person is a universal need. The author draws from his own experiences, literature, current events and the Bible to reveal some of the most troubling human dilemmas. He then helps us see how we can build integrity through our everyday actions.
  • Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers

    Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers

    Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche with David Shlim (2006)

    Reason to read: All caregivers are at risk for burnout and depression, even when they take good care of themselves. This book provides practical tools based upon Buddhist wisdom that can refresh your spirits and help renew your patience, kindness and the effectiveness of the care you provide.
  • My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging

    My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging

    Rachel Naomi Remen (2000)

    Reason to read: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, a renowned physician and storyteller, shares teachings she learned from her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi, who understood that we are all connected in life. She reveals to us that the key to wholeness is through service and through blessing others which in turn helps us realize that we are blessed in ways we have not even allowed ourselves to see.

Relationships

Audio

  • Healing Relationships: Your Relationship to Life and Creation

    Healing Relationships: Your Relationship to Life and Creation

    CD | Bernie Siegel (2006)

    Reason to listen: The author helps you realize that “the most important force that you have available to you to change all your relationships is love.” He shares a series of meditations, which help you speak your truth and forgive yourself and others, enabling you to create the life you desire.

Books

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    Brené Brown (2012)

    Reason to read: This book challenges all of our beliefs about vulnerability and imperfection. Backed up by 12 years of scholarly research, the author shows why vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but of courage and connection—and the path to full engagement.
  • Forgive for Good: a Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness

    Forgive for Good: a Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness

    Fred Luskin (2002)

    Reason to read: While it’s always been apparent that forgiveness helps heal relationships, this book reveals the healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness. Using dramatic examples, the author outlines a proven nine-step forgiveness method that will allow you to let go of victimhood and move toward improved health and contentment.
  • Forgive for Love: the Missing Ingredient for a Healthy and Lasting Relationship

    Forgive for Love: the Missing Ingredient for a Healthy and Lasting Relationship

    Fred Luskin (2007)

    Reason to read: Research shows that 70 percent of what people argue about in the beginning of relationships will never be fully resolved. Since our needs and behaviors do not change substantially over time, forgiveness is necessary to avoid grudges that not only destroy relationships but cause disease. This book introduces you to a proven seven-step program that will help you create and maintain loving relationships. It also teaches forgiveness skills that will help you resolve immediate conflicts and improve your relationships.
  • Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients

    Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients

    Bernie Siegel (1998)

    Reason to read: Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is, love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery.
  • The Art of Being a Healing Presence: A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships

    The Art of Being a Healing Presence: A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships

    Susan Cutshall and James Miller (2001)

    Reason to read: The co-authors of this book address being with others in a compassionate, nurturing and healing way. They include many quotations for each of the chapters which inspire and encourage clinicians and lay caregivers.

Video

  • Empathy: the Human Connection to Patient Care

    Empathy: the Human Connection to Patient Care

    Cleveland Clinic (2013)

    Reason to watch: In this moving video, you will be reminded of how connected we all are and how patient care is about more than healing. It’s about empathy and building a connection that touches body, mind and spirit.
  • Listening to Shame

    Listening to Shame

    Brené Brown (2012)

    Reason to watch: This second TED talk by research professor Brené Brown reveals how shame can stand in the way of engaging in healthy, nurturing relationships. She engages humor and storytelling to help you understand the freedom that can be yours if you learn to release yourself from the shame that binds you.

Self-awareness

Books

  • Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

    Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

    Martin E.P. Seligman (2011)

    Reason to read: The author begins this book with a promise: “This book will help you flourish.” In service of delivering on that promise, he offers practical exercises, as well as an explanation of what well-being really is, drawing from his well-known work on positive psychology. He explains that while happiness, which he calls “positive emotion,” is part of well-being, it does not give meaning to life. It is simply one of the five pillars of positive psychology, along with engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.
  • Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive

    Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive

    Barbara Fredrickson (2009)

    Reason to read: In this book, you will learn what positivity is, why it’s more important than happiness, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective. You will also learn about the 3:1 positivity ratio, how to calculate your own ratio and how to improve it. The proven tools included will allow you to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process the author calls “the upward spiral.”
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    Brené Brown (2010)

    Reason to read: The author, a leading researcher on shame and authenticity, presents ten “guideposts on wholeheartedly living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.” She reveals how we can develop the courage, compassion and connection to experience a sense of worthiness every day, no matter what we face.

Video

  • The Power of Vulnerability

    The Power of Vulnerability

    Brené Brown (2010)

    Reason to watch: This TED talk, the first by Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston School of Social Work, will revolutionize the way you view vulnerability. It will allow you to see vulnerability not as a weakness, but as a strength that can help you build resilience.

Self-care

Audio

  • Calm As the Night

    Calm As the Night

    MP3, CD | Tami Briggs (2002)

    Reason to listen: This solo harp CD, created by a therapeutic harpist, promotes deep relaxation and sleep. Each of the five 10-minute songs begins at a slow pace and gets slower and slower based upon the musical principle of entrainment. Entrainment allows your body to synchronize with the music’s rhythm and gently move through each of four stages—pain distraction/focus on the music, reflection, meditation, and finally sleep.

    Hear a sample
  • Healthful Sleep

    Healthful Sleep

    MP3, CD | Belleruth Naparstek (2000)

    Reason to listen: Belleruth Naparstek produced this guided imagery, including Steve Kohn’s music, to create an atmosphere of protection and safety with images that will help still the internal chatter that prevents you from sleeping.
  • Healthy Sleep: Fall Asleep Easily, Sleep More Deeply, Sleep Through the Night, Wake up Refreshed

    Healthy Sleep: Fall Asleep Easily, Sleep More Deeply, Sleep Through the Night, Wake up Refreshed

    CD | Andrew Weil and Rubin Naiman (2007)

    Reason to listen: These two authors, both recognized mind-body experts, team up to teach you practical tools to help you enjoy the life-changing health benefits of optimum sleep. They cover the causes of insomnia and natural ways to overcome it; the spiritual component of sleep; and dreaming—the missing ingredient for truly restful sleep. You will find eight practices to address your specific sleep concerns, three sessions to help you fall asleep, and much more.
  • MMIC Peace of Mind Compilation

    MMIC Peace of Mind Compilation

    MP3

    Includes:
    • Message from MMIC’s Chief Medical Officer | MMIC | 2:28
    • 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise | MMIC | 3:05
    • I Know Where I'm Going | Tami Briggs | 5:47
    • Peaceful Interlude Angelic Whispers | Glenda Cedarleaf | 7:45
  • The Healing Journey

    The Healing Journey

    MP3, CD | Tami Briggs (2007)

    Reason to listen: This collection of solo harp selections by a therapeutic harpist is gently serene and was intentionally created to allow you to reflect, relax, and rejuvenate. This meditative, musical journey will nurture and nourish you. The vibrations of solo harp are particularly soothing and effective in promoting healing.

    Here a sample
  • The Ultimate Power Nap for Rapid Rest and Renewal

    The Ultimate Power Nap for Rapid Rest and Renewal

    CD | Carol Ginandes (2009)

    Reason to listen: This 2-CD set will quickly and easily train you to enjoy the valuable and restorative benefits associated with a short power nap. The first CD introduces and explains power napping and offers a practice session. The second CD actually guides you in napping.

Books

  • First Do No Harm: Being a Resilient Doctor in the 21st Century

    First Do No Harm: Being a Resilient Doctor in the 21st Century

    Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd (2009)

    Reason to read: The authors, drawing from their extensive experience, review the importance of self-care for clinicians at all stages of their careers. They call for a new meaning to the Hippocratic oath of “First Do No Harm.” To enhance your resilience, they recommend following eight essential principles: 1) make home a sanctuary, 2) value strong relationships, 3) have an annual preventive health assessment, 4) control stress, not people, 5) recognize conflict as an opportunity, 6) manage bullying and violence assertively, 7) make your medical organization work for you and 8) create a legacy.
  • Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive

    Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive

    Joan Borysenko (2011)

    Reason to read: A Harvard-trained medical scientist, psychologist and well-known pioneer on stress and health, the author discusses the science of helplessness, hopelessness and empowerment. She brings a fresh approach to burnout and recovery, offering personal and humorous stories and wisdom from people who have gone from “fried” to “revived,” including many of her 5,000 Facebook friends.
  • Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living

    Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living

    Jim Nicolai and Andrew Weil (2013)

    Reason to read: This book is an excellent resource from two deeply experienced integrative medicine practitioners. It is filled with quick and easy tips that you can use to improve your health and build resilience, even if you lead a busy life. It covers all the essential aspects of well-being, including nutrition, supplements, stress management and spirituality.
  • Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

    Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

    Joan Borysenko (2007)

    Reason to read: This book is filled with valuable proven tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional well-being. It includes directions on how to elicit the mind’s powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain and relieve symptoms of many stress-related illnesses.
  • Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

    Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

    Robert J. Wicks (2006)

    Reason to read: In addition to covering how clinicians are at risk for burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder (second victim syndrome), this book provides tools and advice on how to combat those risks. It includes a stress self-assessment as well as a section on strengthening your spiritual life and building a support network—all to help you build resilience.
  • Spontaneous Happiness

    Spontaneous Happiness

    Andrew Weil (2011)

    Reason to read: Grounded in his pioneering work in integrative medicine, this book suggests that we reinterpret the idea of happiness. Dr. Weil reviews the limitations of treating depression according to a medical model and discusses the inseparability of body and mind. He shares proven strategies and body-based therapies from Eastern and Western psychology to support emotional wellness, change mental habits, shift negative patterns and manage stress. He outlines an eight-week program that you can customize to address nutrition, exercise, supplements, environment and lifestyle that will help you achieve greater contentment in your life.
  • Stress Free for Good: 10 Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness

    Stress Free for Good: 10 Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness

    Fred Luskin and Kenneth R. Pelletier (2005)

    Reason to read: The scientifically based program outlined in this book not only starts working within seconds but also lays the foundation to eliminate stress and stress-related symptoms from your life for good. It teaches you ten basic, tested skills that start working immediately.
  • The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety

    The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety

    Henry Emmons (2010)

    Reason to read: Combining Eastern techniques with traditional Western medicine, Emmons presents his Resilience Training Program, a groundbreaking approach to relieving anxiety and restoring physical and mental strength. The step-by-step plan for mental calmness and emotional wisdom is designed to build resilience. By focusing on diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and mindfulness, you’ll learn how to relieve anxiety in your everyday life.
  • The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom

    The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom

    Henry Emmons with Rachel Kranz (2006)

    Reason to read: Combining the best of Eastern techniques with Western medicine, Emmons shares his natural approach to depression that allows you to create your own biochemistry of joy. He outlines a practical program for each of the three types of depression: anxious depression, agitated depression and sluggish depression. The book provides tools to help you figure out which type you are experiencing and then provides you with a specific diet and exercise plan, nutritional supplements and mindfulness exercises that can restore your body’s natural balance and energy.
  • The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition, and the Psychology of Mindfulness

    The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition, and the Psychology of Mindfulness

    Henry Emmons, Susan Bourgerie, Carolyn Denton, and Sandra Kacher (2012)

    Reason to read: This book will help you find joy by teaching you how to live a balanced lifestyle. Incorporating principles from Ayurvedic medicine, it outlines proper nutrition, offers mindfulness practices and shows you how to manage your emotions. The questionnaires, exercises and practices included will allow you to explore the nine pathways to restoring mood, regaining balance and rediscovering your capacity for joy.
  • The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Health Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

    The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Health Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

    Peter Wayne (2013)

    Reason to read: Western medicine now has data that show what the Chinese have known for centuries—regular Tai Chi practice can create better balance, flexibility, mobility and vigor, all of which promote a sense of well-being. Research also reveals that Tai Chi has a positive impact on your heart, bone, nerves and muscles, immune system and mind. This book includes a simple program that you can adopt in order to reap all of those benefits.
  • The Resilient Clinician

    The Resilient Clinician

    Robert J. Wicks (2008)

    Reason to read: This book zeroes in on the role that denial and avoidance play in putting clinicians at risk for chronic secondary stress and, ultimately, burnout. It recommends mindfulness and meditation and provides advice on how to start a practice.
  • The Resilient Physician: Effective Emotional Management for Doctors and Their Medical Organizations

    The Resilient Physician: Effective Emotional Management for Doctors and Their Medical Organizations

    Wayne M. Sotile and Mary A. Sotile (2002)

    Reason to read: This book relates resilience directly to better patient outcomes, as well as increased personal satisfaction. By offering simple, practical strategies and tips for coping, this book provides you with the tools you need to identify your own stressors, reduce your anxiety and anger, enhance collaboration with your colleagues and improve your leadership skills.
  • The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals (Second Edition)

    The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals (Second Edition)

    Thomas Skovholt and Michelle Trotter-Mathison (2010)

    Reason to read: This book will help you strike a balance between caring for yourself and caring for your patients. Using real-life examples, the authors eloquently describe how professional practice puts you at risk for burnout. The self-reflection questions and self-care action plan will motivate you to take the necessary steps to build your own resilience and protect yourself from burnout.
  • True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure

    True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure

    Andrew Weil, Sam Fox, and Michael Stebner (Contributor) (2012)

    Reason to read: This book offers recipes that are seasonal, inviting, and easy to make using fresh, high-quality ingredients. The book includes more than 125 original recipes as well as essays on topics ranging from farmers’ markets to proper proportions.
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (Third Edition)

    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (Third Edition)

    Robert Sapolsky (2004)

    Reason to read: In its third edition, this book features ample research presented in a humorous manner alongside lots of practical advice. It includes new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. It explains how chronic stress causes various diseases, including depression, colitis and heart disease. More importantly, it teaches you how to control your stress response so that you can remain healthy.

Video

  • 90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    Dr. Mike Evans (2012)

    Reason to watch: In this entertaining visual lecture, Dr. Mike Evans reviews the literature on stress and techniques to manage stress. He maintains that the single most important thing you can do for your stress is to change how you think and explains why.
  • Qi Gong for Beginners

    Qi Gong for Beginners

    DVD | Chris Pei (2009)

    Reason to do: Qi Gong has been practiced in China for many thousands of years to increase vitality and well-being. It builds energy, improves and maintains health and cultivates peace of mind. This DVD contains eight customized routines to increase your physical and mental energy, reduce stress, improve balance and help with flexibility.
  • Tai Chi for Beginners

    Tai Chi for Beginners

    DVD | Chris Pei (2010)

    About: This DVD includes eight lessons that teach the Tai Chi postures of the ancient, physical, and meditative practice of the Yang style 24 posture form. The practice builds strength, improves health and flexibility, reduces stress, increases energy flow, promotes health and wellness and relaxes your mind.