Well-Being “Be thankful for a breath of fresh air to be alive and well. Allow love and happiness to penetrate throughout your mind and soul. Take time to relax and live in the moment, the now, the present. Enjoy today.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

You know what the flight attendant tells you when you board a plane: “In case of an emergency, make sure to place your mask on first before assisting someone else.” Well, this holds true in life as well. In light of this, I wanted to add the important element of well-being in this toolkit. In this section, I have added all kinds of interesting finds to help you live a strong, productive, and meaningful life.

 

The Fitbit is a great little device that will keep you motivated to step it up a notch … literally! It`s a fun, practical and very simple pedometer that allows you to track your steps as well as set all kinds of great health goals.

 

 

The “OMG I Can Meditate” app found in iTunes is a wonderful, convenient, practical and portable tool that will help you settle down for a great and restorative meditation session. This application, which is best used with a subscription, offers hundreds of gently guided meditations with different themes and time intervals to help everyone find inner peace, tranquility and calm. It has become a very important restorative tool in my toolkit!

 

 

 

Adding a simple oil diffuser into your home or office is a wonderful way to gain the benefits of natural essential oils. Depending on your mood, you can choose from an array of oils – lavender, eucalyptus, lemon grass and the like. It`s also a great addition to your meditation routine!

 

 

“This book will help you flourish.” With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.”  -Goodreads

 

“As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we’re losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.”  -Goodreads

 

“World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “the upward spiral.” You’ll discover:

•What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective
• The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity
• Why positivity is more important than happiness
• How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives
• The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 “positivity ratio” as a key tipping point
• That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them
• How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, and improve it

With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.”  -Goodreads