Whether I want support, education or inspiration, I have favorite sites that continuously serve me well. While I peruse hundreds of blogs and sites, there are some I return to time and time again, and if they can provide you some direction too – AWESOME!!
As well, below I have listed some of the Canadian resources as recommended by our mental health community.
p.s. this page is always a work in progress!
My all-time fave:
First Runner Up:
Marie Forleo: http://www.marieforleo.com/
in particular Marie TV
(watch how she grows her business from older shows to present! Marie is very funny – make sure to see her disco video, usually at the bottom of her website!!)
Second Runner Up:
includes Brian Johnson’s Philosophers Notes TV (amazing summary of “big Ideas” of hundreds of books!) and Optimal Living 101, both on this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/user/PhilosophersNotes
The Daily Love (TDL) has re-branded to MastinKipp.com… the original TDL site was my ‘First Runner Up’ for many years as it used to have awesome guest writers which made it a great “one stop shop” offering a wide perspective. In the re-branding, the blog’s perspective narrowed to be primarily Mastin’s – still hugely valuable, and he has recently re-invigorated his Power + Purpose Podcast series including hugely smart interviews with a fabulous range/caliber of guests! Mastin may be well back on his way to my Top 2!
You can still visit the old site and here and TDL TV on youtube here (good stuff!)
That’s Mastin and me before kundalini yoga during his Vancouver visit!
Sounds True has really top-notch content for both consumers and practitioners: it has some of the smartest interviews you will find, predominently because of interviewers like co-founder Tami Simon who just has a knack for asking the questions you and I really want to ask. About 50% of the content is free, and I can find the site hard to navigate sometimes because it is also a store (a good store, with hugely valuable resources/courses!) so the link provided is to the ‘about us’ page, and you can go from there. If you are a coach or therapist, you need to be on this email list for courses.
Sounds True Radio
Sounds True Podcasts/Interviews
More Personal Faves
(all are listed on their site, of course, and most have facebook pages)
Heal Your Life: Louse Hay and Multi-Author site
Nancy Levin (Nancy has free group coaching calls – excellent!)
Dr Christiane Northrup
see also Christiane’s Women’s Health
Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/
GPS For the Soul, Huff Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gps-for-the-soul/
Lissa Rankin: http://www.owningpink.com/
Deepak Chopra: http://www.chopra.com/blogs
Martha Beck: http://marthabeck.com/
Debbie Ford: http://www.debbieford.com/
All things OPRAH:
Dr. Phil Advice: http://www.drphil.com/advice_main/
A Course In Miracles: http://pc.sinus.cz/ACIM/pdf/ACIM.pdf
Ted Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks
Architects of Change TV http://www.architectsofchange.tv/
Lefkoe Method “Recreate Your Life” http://www.recreateyourlife.com/free/
“No Fee” exercise to sample the Lefkoe Method to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs *excellent*
Psychology / Neuroscience
nicabm National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Rick Hanson, Wise Brain Bulletin http://www.wisebrain.org/
Tiny Buddha: http://tinybuddha.com/
Vivid Life with Iyanla Vanzant: http://vividlife.me
Rhonda Britten: http://rhondabritten.com/blog/
Jacob Sokol “Sensophy” https://sensophy.com/blog/ (excellent for Quarterlifers in particular)
Althucher Confidential with James Altucher: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/
Gabby Bernstein “Spirit Junkie”: http://www.youtube.com/user/GabrielleBernstein
Erica Diamond: http://erica-diamond.com/blog/
She Takes On The World with Natalie MacNeil: http://shetakesontheworld.com/
When I Grow Up Coach: http://www.whenigrowupcoach.com/about-me/
Life Tools for Women with Judy Rushfeldt (Calgary)
Soul Biographies, Human Portraits on Film with Nick Askew:
Highly Sensitive / Empath
Dr. Judith Orloff: http://www.drjudithorloff.com/empath-support-community
Info, tips, strategies for HSPs (Highly Sensitive Person) and Empaths
The Happy Sensitive: http://thehappysensitive.com/
Great site re: HSP, Highly Sensitive Person; “Go from highly sensitive to happy sensitive”
Leading Edge Parenting: http://leadingedgeparenting.com/
Sandi and Melissa Schwartz, mother-daughter specializing in HSP kids (Melissa, adult daughter, is hsp!)
Relationship / Sex
Couples Institute, Relationship Counselling, Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson:
Leading Edge Parenting: http://leadingedgeparenting.com/
Sandi and Melissa Schwartz, mother-daughter specializing in hsp kids (Melissa, adult daughter, is hsp!)
Money / Entrepreneurial Biz
Nourishment for Money Body Soul with Kate Northrup:
Functional Medicine, Nutrition
Body Ecology with Donna Gates: http://bodyecology.com/articles/
Kris Karr: http://kriscarr.com/
Psychology of Eating: http://psychologyofeating.com/blog/ipe-blog/
Self Nutrition Data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/tools/compare/welcome?returnto=/tools/compare
The Art of Manliness with Brett and Kate McKay: http://www.artofmanliness.com/
Tech Husband with Forest Linden: http://techhusband.com/
Links Recommended to Me by Respected Others
…but that I haven’t necessarily check out yet!
Mental Health Education and Support
Mental illness is a growing concern in Canada where
one in five people will suffer from mental illness
in their lifetime. If not you, someone you love, or work with.
To encourage the conversation and learn more about mental health, follow the links below.
These sites will connect users to information on mental health and suicide prevention.
Note: Many of my clients come to me because they are intimidated by the term: mental health, and therefore will not seek any of the resources obviously attached to this label. I am happy to be a starting point – perhaps, all you need, but please, do not avoid these other valuable resources. “Mental” simply means “of or relating to the mind”, it does not signify any realm of “weak” or “crazy” in the eyes of anyone who matters or will be a true support for you. Our minds are simply another component of our bodies which we must take care of for optimal health, like a prostate or a colon – also not favoured topics by some!
Please, when it comes to any health issues that are causing you question, just don’t go it alone.
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES (just a few notable links)
NATIONAL RESOURCES (Canada)
Canadian Mental Health Association
Kids Help Phone
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Anxiety Panic Support (List of Resources by country)
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
National Suicide prevention Lifeline
Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Your Life Counts
The Jack Project
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (camh; based in Ontario)
Get Help Early (Working Together to Overcome Psychosis)
CMHA British Columbia division
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Youth In B.C.
MindCheck (very cool site!)
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families)
604-875-2084 Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822 Crisis Line: 310-6789
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority)
604-875-2345, or toll-free (in BC only) 1-888-300-3088
HealthLink BC (24-hour, confidential health information and advice)
Phone: 811 Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-889-4700
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre
Phone: 604-872-3311 Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-872-0113
Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.
Kids Help Phone Immediate caring support, information and referrals to a local services
Youth in BC Distress Line 24-hour distress line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers
MAVRIXX is a social enterprise created by Brent Seal to help students, entrepreneurs and young professionals overcome challenges and live great lives through wellness. Great videos by MAVRIXX here.
(OMG this site is amazing, it’s a gallery of thoughts/journaling from students! Video above is from here.)
CMHA Alberta Division
Centre for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Information & Education Services
Healthy Minds, Healthy Children Outreach Service (Alberta Health Services
CMHA Saskatchewan Division
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service
CMHA Manitoba Division
Manitoba Suicide Line
CMHA Yukon Division
CMHA Northwest Territories Division
CMHA Ontario Division
Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention Inc.
Distress Centres Ontario
My Mental Health
NOTE 22/05/16: Due to changes with OneDrive, I am currently moving files to alternate storage and thusly sharing links may be temporarily interrupted. Feel free to drop me an email using the ‘Contact Me’ tab, and I will forward you a new link at my earliest opportunity. I anticipate having all links updated by end of June ’16 (there’s a crapload of ’em!!). Susan
These conference links are at the mercy of the producer and vimeo. If the links do not work, chances are that the producer has pulled public access. I do have many of these sessions in mp3, which can be forwarded to you via onedrive or google drive: just contact me with your request!
> Cubicle Monkey Descriptions and recordings here.
NOTE 22/05/16: Due to changes with OneDrive, I am currently moving files to alternate storage and thusly ‘sharing’ links may be temporarily interrupted. Feel free to drop me an email using the ‘Contact Me’ tab, and I will forward you a new link at my earliest opportunity. I anticipate having all links updated by end of June ’16 (there’s a crapload of ’em!!). Susan
Misc. Webinars list click here
Origins Movie click here
Tapping Movie click here
The Connection click here
The Truth About Cancer here (9- 1hr episodes + 2 Q&A segments)
Thyroid Secret here (8 episodes + 1x Success Stories + 1x Hashimotos Deep Dive + 1X Q&A segment)
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*movies page is password protected for copyrights
individual links require no password