Here are some resources we've gathered for you if you are looking for different and new ways for self-care. You'll find everything from books to videos to podcasts.
8 Minute Meditation - Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life. "8 Minute Meditation is the first program created to give beginners the exact tools they need to learn to meditate and do it in a time frame that even the busiest people can easily handle: just 8 minutes a day. " It's available on Amazon for new and many second-hand stores online like Thrift Books, just enter in the title and get it for just a few dollars.
A Guided Meditation to Help You Fight Cancer - "Guided imagery is a hypnotic, mind-body therapy that consists of healing words and images, set to soothing music, to achieve specific healing or wellness goals. Repeated listening once or twice a day for two to three weeks ensures maximum impact. The guided imagery shows listeners natural ways to fight cancer with a narrative that imagines tumors shrinking and fighter cells triumphing over cancer cells, while a protective cushion of love and support surrounds the listener. The tracklist is as follows: Introduction (4:54), Guided Imagery (17:08), Affirmations (19:26)" Here's the Audible link.
Yoga With Adriene (free video) - A quick 10-minute yoga routine to start your day! "The BEST way to start your day! In this quick but extremely beneficial routine, we will release tension, clear the mind, and connect to what matters most. Take 10 minutes to start the day on the right foot for better mental, emotional, and physical health."
Performer Lori Hamilton Shares - TIPS FOR YOU from Lori Hamilton, a creator and performer, shares several things that have helped her over the years and has gathered them together for you. Scroll down on the page for a big gallery of links to some videos as well as a lot of helpful books.
The 10 Best Mental Health Podcasts - Here is a great list of podcasts for you to explore for your mental health. They include podcasts for everyone, including marginalized communities. Visit Healthline for some new podcast options. Podcasts are especially helpful for those who are audible learners and find themselves with time while they wait!
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