Body and Mind
  1. Mindfulness

  2. Silence, Space, Simplify

  3. The Pause

  4. Yoga and Our Breath

  5. Meditation

  6. Journaling

  7. Touch

1) Mindfulness

  • 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens / N. Libin PhD / Published 2019

  • bringhamandwomens.org/osher-center/integrative-medicine-overview

  • centerforhealthyminds.org

  • centerformsc.org/ See: Guided Meditation and exercises

  • chacmc.org

  • davidvago.bwh.harvard.edu/mindfulness-research-collaborative-mrc/

  • Healing Your Emotional Self / B. Engel / Published 2007

  • How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness / J. C. Bays / Published 2011

  • Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace / P. Collard / Published 2014

  • mindful.org/10-mindfulness-researchers-know

  • Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life (Daily Mindfulness, Daily Gratitude, Mindful Meditation) / R. Gunatillake / Published 2018

  • Mindfulness in Plain English/ B. H. Gunaratana  / Published  2011

  • Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World / M. Williams, D. Penman, et al. / Published 2012

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, and Future / J. Kabat-Zinn / Published 2003

  • nccih.nij.gov

  • oshercenter.org/

  • Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday / M. Sockolov  / Published 2018

  • Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder / V. Gibbs / Published 2017

  • THE HEADSPACE GUIDE TO MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS / A. Puddicombe  / Published 2016

  • The Mind-Body Peace Journal: 366 Mindful Prompts for Serenity and Clarity (Volume 5) (Gilded, Guided Journals) / S. E. Johnson / Published 2019

  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment / E Tolle / Published 2004

  • uclahealth.org/marc/

  • umassmed.edu/cfm/

  • wellness.huhs.harvard.edu/Mindfulness

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life / J. Kabat-Zinn  / Published 2005

  • Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) / M. Sweeney / Published 2018

  • niklasgoeke.com/blog/

  • Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior / C. Trungpa / Published 1984

  • The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet / Benjamin Hoff / Published 2019

  • How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body / D. R. Hamilton / Published  2018

  • Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body / J. Marchant / Published 2017

  • Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance / A. Hutchinson &  M. Gladwell / Published 2018

2) Silence, Space, Simplify

  • 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life / J. Meyer  / Published 2015

  • Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave / J. Gaines / Published 2018

  • How to Simplify Your Life in 30 Days: A 30-day interactive journal that will change your life forever / A. Goldberg / Published2018

  • Rabbitt, M. (2019). Why we need our personal space. Prevention, 71(8), 64-69.

  • Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise / T. N. Hanh  / Published  2016

  • Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul / B.  Hybels / Published 2015

  • The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify - Updated and Revised (Minimalism Books, Home Organization Books, Decluttering Books House Cleaning Books) / F. Jay / Published 2016

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing / M. Kondo / Published 2011

  • The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise / C. R. Sarah & N. Diat / Published 2017

  • The Thrival Guide: A Practical Path To Intentional Living in a Consumer Driven, Tech-Saturated, and Distracted World / Eric Eaton / Published 2018

  • Selma / J. Bauer / Published 2003

3) The Pause

  • In praise of slowness: How a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed / C. Honore / Published 2004

  • Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break / R. O'Meara  / Published 2017

  • Press Pause: A Journal for Self-Care, Intention, and Slowing Down / M. Hersey  / Published 2018

  • The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less / T. Hershey /Published 2011

4) Yoga and Our Breath

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self / A. Judith / Published 2004

  • Learning to breathe: A mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotion regulation, attention, and performance / P. C. Broderick / Published 2013

  • byrslf.co Look for: Five Breaths to Change Your Life Conquer Fear Anxiety Insomnia…

  • chopra.com Look for: Learn the Ujjayi breath ancient Yogic Breathing

  • Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice / A. Swanson / Published 2019

  • The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice / R. Jakubowicz  / Published 2018

  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: 25+ Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Focus and Peace | Yoga Stories for Kids and Parents / Argo Brothers & U. Klepinina  / Published 2018

  • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness / D. Farhi / Published  2000

  • Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain / N. Pearson, S. Prosko, et al. | Published 2019

5) Meditation

  • centerformsc.org/practice-msc/guided-meditations-and-exercises/

  • Coventry University (2017). Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests. Retrieved from: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615213301.htm

  • Dedert, E. A. et al. (2004). Religiosity may help preserve the cortisol rhythm in women with stress-related illness. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 34(1), 61-77.

  • eocinstitute.org Look for: How Mantras Enhance Meditation

  • Essential Chakra Meditation: Awaken Your Healing Power with Meditation and Visualization Paperback / A. Pfender / Published 2019

  • Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance / E. Fletcher / Published 2019

  • You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss / R. Borucki / Published 2017

  • osher.ucsf.edu/guided-imagery-meditation-resources

  • Meditations / M. Aurelius / Published 1997

  • The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness / J. Yates, Matthew Immergut , et al. / Published 2017

6) Journaling

  • 83 Benefits of Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress / C. E. Ackerman / Published 2019

  • Baikie, K. A., & Wilhelm, K. (2005). Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 11(5).

  • Checklist Notebook, Simple To-Do Lists with 3 Top Priorities, 120 Pages: To Do Check Lists for Daily and Weekly Planning, Undated Chaos Coordinator Note Book Organizer / Sweet Life Press / Published 2020

  • Creative Journaling: A Guide to Over 100 Techniques and Ideas for Amazing Dot Grid, Junk, Mixed Media, and Travel Pages / R. Day / Published 2020

  • https://lifehacker.com/journaling-showdown-writing-vs-typing-1792942629

  • Journaltherapy.com/lets/journal/a-short-course-in-journal-writing/

  • Murray, B. (2002). Writing to heal: By helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune systems as well as their minds. Monitor on Psychology, 33(6), 54.

  • physicianhealthprogram.com/ Look for: Journaling and Clarity

  • Smyth, J. & Lepore, S. J. (2002). The writing cure: How expressive writing promotes health and emotional well-being. American Psychological Association: Washington, D. C.

  • Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration / M. L. Patel / Published  2015

  • The Health Benefits of Journaling / M. Purcell / Published 2018

  • The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-being / J. Smyth & S. J. Lepore / Published 2002

  • Writing your way to happiness  / T. Parker-Pope / Published 2015

  • Writing to Heal: A guided journal for recovering from trauma & emotional upheaval / J. W. Pennebaker / Published 2001

  • Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together / R. W. Miller / Published 2017

7) Touch

  • amtamassage.org/

  • Chakra Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras / M. Alcantara / Published 2017

  • Healing Touch: Enhancing Life through Energy Therapy / D. Wardell, S. Kagel , et al. / Published 2014

  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201303/the-power-touch

  • Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits / Mayo Clinic Staff / Published 2018

  • The Little Book of Energy Healing Techniques: Simple Practices to Heal Body, Mind, and Spirit / K. Frazier  / Published 2019

  • psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201303/the-power-touch

  • Sumioka, H. et. Al. (2013) Huggable communication medium decreases cortisol levels. Nature; 3: 3024.

  • Crucianelli, L. et. Al. (2013) Bodily Pleasure Matters: Velocity of Touch Modulates Body Ownership During the Rubber Hand Illusion. Frontiers in Psychology; 4: 703.

  • Inagaki, T. K. & Eisenberger, N. I. (2012) Neural correlates of giving support to a loved one. Psychosom Med; 74(1): 3-7.

  • Holt-Lunstad, J. et. Al. (2008) Influence of a “warm touch” support enhancement intervention among married couples on ambulatory blood pressure, oxytocin, alpha amylase, and cortisol. Psychosom. Med; 70: 976–985.

  • Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal (Third Edition) / R. Gordon , E. Barrow, et al. / Published 2006

  • The Healing Power of Touch / Harvard Men’s Health Watch / Published 2017

  • Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind / D. J. Linden / Published 2016