2018 Best Bets

I'm recommending 2 books as my all time favorites for 2018. And, if you prefer to watch instead of read, here are their videos instead.

Crystalize your core values

Values are the best motivators, according to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy research.  So, it's a good idea to assess your values periodically, to know how to motivate yourself to reach your most important goals.

Videos for ‘wind down’ time

If you're having trouble turning your mind off at bedtime ... have a set of YouTube videos ready to watch ... to gently remind yourself to focus on neutral, relaxing stimuli.

SHUTi

I recommend using SHUTi for people with insomnia ... who think they might want to try an online approach ... BEFORE trying CBT-I therapy. It's been shown to be AS EFFECTIVE as therapy.

CBT App for Insomnia Wins Prize

Kudos to Sleepio! It won the Wired Health Bupa Startup competition. This web and mobile app that personalizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to people with insomnia is backed by solid research.

Insomnia Hub

Educators, clinicians, researchers, & students join in a Community of Practice to LEAD - to fight the hype and interprofessionally speak up for 'what's proven to work' for Insomnia.

Good News!

Why not get your news directly from the researchers, or at least, their news service?

Encore.org: Retirees Find Meaning

Many of us wish for more meaning in our lives. And increasingly, millions of retirees are exploring new ways to combine a sense of purpose (with and without a paycheck).

The best part of healthcare: Participatory Patients!

A growing body of evidence shows that patient engagement produces happier patients, lower costs, and better quality,” says David C. Colby, Ph.D. the Vice President, Research and Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Recommended: An online course

I’ve taken this course – Foundations of Well-Being.  It’s for anyone who’d like to improve their well-being … not just reduce anxiety or depression.

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