It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

Having recently paid an unintended visit to “Club Med” (aka the hospital) a few weeks ago, I’m more than ever thankful for the fact that I have a good internist and other specialists that I can count on to help me maintain my health. From time to time, our bodies require care that is more specialized than what we are capable of offering to ourselves. For those of you who are seeking a good medical doctor to provide your regular care, this podcast episode can help you get clear about what you need and want from your medical doctor. While medical insurance makes it much easier to find doctors who will provide you the services you require, there are still ways to access doctors to get the care that you need if you are currently without coverage.

Reading:

The Best American Essays (cover)I’m a big fan of the essay form. It’s relatively short yet deep. Essays are written about innumerable subjects and interests. My favorite essays are those that are personal yet have universal significance. Hilton Als has done a great job in choosing and editing these twenty-four different essays. They represent a variety of diverse experiences and points of view. I was entertained, moved to contemplate, and learned something new by the end of the book.

Watching:

Dr. Guy Winch, a clinical psychologist makes the case that our emotional hygiene is just as important as our physical hygiene. Taking care of our psyches can actually improve our physical health and create a generally happier experience of life. Using humor, personal anecdotes, and statistics he brings attention to the fact that our minds are in as much need of care taking and immediate response as the rest of our body. For example, when you have a broken leg nobody says to you, “It’s no big deal, it’s all in your leg!” But when our emotions cause pain, we have been taught to dismiss the pain and just keep going. Watch this video and give your emotions their well-deserved attention.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you again in two weeks,
Judy