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WHY

Whenever we are about to embark on change, it can take a significant amount of willpower, especially if you are trying to fix a chronic emotional or behavioral problem that has been plaguing your life and you have not been able to completely change.  

You will have had experiences where you have decided to be a certain way, let’s say not eat junk food, and then something bad happens with your lover or your spouse and before you know it you are binging on ice cream.  Or you promised yourself that you would stay calm and listen when you spouse talks or one of your parents lecture you and before you know it you feel all the charge in the world and you end up lashing out while feeling shame.  

These happen because your emotional and instinctual (fear based, primal drive/reaction based, need based) landmine was triggered.  In these cases, one person gets negative, the other person becomes negative, the first person becomes even more negative and it is an ugly spiral downward.  

When you are trying to bring about change, these kinds of dips can be really devastating, making you feel like you took one step forward and then at least 10 steps back.  Often leaving you with a feeling of “why bother?”.  

Unfortunately, these kinds of mistakes and triggers cannot be avoided.  It’s the exception that we have the perfect start and then the perfect follow through.  Therefore, we need some things in place to keep us motivated until we can reach our goal.

In order to stay motivated, we need to be able to think positively.  We need to have some proper perspective so we don’t blow things out of proportions or have unreasonable expectations.  We need to have some tools that we can use in order to handle things more effectively than we have before.  

The material below are the materials that I recommend for whatever area you are currently working on so that you can stay motivated through the whole process.  Speedy progress is the best motivator.  Having a positive experience even if it is not speedy is the next best motivator.  The material below will help you accomplish this.    

HOW

When you look at the list below, pick whatever would be easiest way of absorbing the information.  We all have different learning styles.  The following is is divided into READING, AUDIO, VISUAL, PARTICIPATE.  Pick whichever feels most entertaining and convenient for you.  Convenience makes it more likely for you to do it, and a high entertainment value provides the desire to do it.  

WHAT

The material is listed below separated by topic for ease of reference.  Listed in the following order:  Author: Title - short summary of the book/audio/video/test.  Link to material if relevant.

A.D.D./A.D.H.D.

READING

• ARTICLE: Richard A. Friedman, The New York Times: A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.

Alzheimer’s Disease

VISUAL

UCLA Discovers Natural Treatment for Reversing Alzheimer's Memory Loss:

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/ucla-discovers-natural-treatment-for.html

Attention

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Attention, distraction and the war in our brain: Jean-Philippe Lachaux at TEDxEMLYON

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNbR_nbfK9c

Belief

VISUAL

• Dr. Bruce Lipton: The Biology of Belief

Breathing

READING

• Dr. Mercola: How the Buteyko Breathing Method Can Improve Your Health and Fitness

Body Mind Connection

READING

Louise Hay:  You can heal your life

Stephen Wolinsky: The Tao of Chaos

Cancer

READING

• Natural Oncolory Resource List: http://sunshen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Natural-Oncology-Resource-List.pdf

• ARTICLE: Fiona MacDonald, Science Alert: World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

Career/Purpose in Life

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Change/Learn (How to change/learn)

VISUAL

• Three Myths of Behavior Change - What You Think You Know That You Don't: Jeni Cross at TEDxCSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5d8GW6GdR0

• The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBikgcWnY

F--- YOU -- how to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp7E973zozc

7 seconds to change your life: Alistair Horscroft at TEDxNoosa 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPSzngIZrzM

READING

• Chip and Dan Heath: Switch 

Christian

READING

• Rob Bell: Love Wins

• Rob Bell: Velvet Elvis

• Erwin Raphael McManus: The Barbarian Way

Communication/Relationship building

READING

• ARTICLE: Sue Johnson, Psychology Today: Hold Me Tight

• John Gottman: Relationship Cure - These lay out the clear technical instructions of how to communicate with other people.  It explains the concept of bidding, of facial expressions, specific wording, how different personality types affect communication and relationships and more.

• Harville, PhD Hendrix, Helen, Ph.D. Hunt: Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved

• John Gray: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex  

• Deborah Tannen: You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation

• Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele: The Enneagram Made Easy

• Don Richard Riso and Ross Hudson: Understanding the Enneagram

• Maria Beesing: The Enneagram: A Journey of Self Discovery

• Kathy Kolbe: Pure Instinct  - I recommend this book for team building in a business setting.  This book will help you maximize productivity and also give you great guidelines on how to hire the right people for the right job.  

VISUAL

• DVD - Mark Gungor: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Confidence/Courage

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

Decision making (Why we make bad decisions)

READING

• Daniel Todd Gilbert: Stumbling on Happiness - Shows the science of why we make bad decisions and errors in judgement.  

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_researches_happiness.html

• TED Talk - Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness - Why we make bad predictions

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html

• TED Talk - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html

• TED Talk - Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html

• TED Talk - Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html

• TED Talk - Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice.html

• TED Talk - Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheena_iyengar_on_the_art_of_choosing.html

Diet

READING

• Metabolic Typing:

https://secure.metabolictypingonline.com/

• “Eating Dirt”

https://draxe.com/eating-dirt/

• Dallas and Melissa Hartwig: It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole 30 and Change your life in Unexpected Ways

• Donna Gates: The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity

• Natasha Campbell-Mcbride: Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for AUtism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia

• Sally Fallon: Nouring Traditions: The Cookbook that CHallenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

• [sound recording] John Robbins: Healthy at 100: the Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest Lived Peoples: How you Can - At any age - Dramatically Extend Your Lifespan and your Healthspan

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work http://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_aamodt_why_dieting_doesn_t_usually_work.html

Education

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html

• TED Talk - Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

• TED Talk - Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

Empathy

VISUAL

• RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Energy

READING

• Koichi Tohei: Book of Ki: Co-Ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life

• Barbara Brennan: Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

• Cyndi Dale: The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

• Books by Mantak Chia

Fear

READING

• Gavin de Becker: The Gift of Fear - One of the best books you will read on the nature of fear and the function of fear.  

• Bruce K. Siddle: Sharpening the Warriors Edge: The Psychology & Science of Training - One of the best practical guides on how to handle fear in a life threatening situation.  This gives deep insight as to how to handle other fearful situations and how to train for them.

Feminine Power

VISUAL

• Loving your lady parts as a path to success, power & global change: Alisa Vitti at TEDxFiDiWomen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vKRj9yV8pI

Let's get naked: Sheila Kelley at TEDxAmericanRiviera - about positive sexual image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrdn4lazVBc

TEDxSF - Nicole Daedone - Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QVq0EM6g4

Finances/Business

PARTICIPATE

• Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder/ - Will give you the foundation and tools to be financially solid and independent.

READING

• Dave Ramsey: Financial Peace University

• Dave Ramsey: Entreleadership - Tools and information to lead and run a business

• Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad, Poor Dad 

• David Bach: Start Late Finish Rich - Automates things for you, so you don’t have to be a finance person to live the kind of life you want to live.

• Thomas J. Stanley: The Millionaire Next Door - Will help you see the world like someone who is wealthy.  You have to have the same view.  

• Thomas J. Stanley: The Millionaire Mind

• Mark Victor Hansen: Cracking the Millionaire Code

• Jim Collins: Good to Great

• Kathy Kolbe: Pure Instinct

General Spirituality

READING

• Vernon Howard: The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power

• Ken Roberts: A Rich Man's Secret

• Guy Finley: The Secret Way of Wonder: Insights from the Silence

• Wayne Dyer: There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem 

Happiness and it’s science

READING

• Martin E. P. Seligman: Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

• Stefan Klein, Stephen Lehmann (Translator): The Science of Happiness: How Our Brains Make Us Happy and What We Can Do to Get Happier

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability by TEDx - Describes how without vulnerability, experiencing happy emotions is not possible.  http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

• TED Talk - Eve Ensler: Happiness in body and soul - how action, and giving away what you want most impacts your happiness

http://www.ted.com/talks/eve_ensler_on_happiness_in_body_and_soul.html

• TED Talk - Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_killingsworth_want_to_be_happier_stay_in_the_moment.html

• TED Talk - Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

http://www.ted.com/talks/chip_conley_measuring_what_makes_life_worthwhile.html

• TED Talk - Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

Happiness is a Practice:

VISUAL

TED Talk - Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work - Creating Lasting Positive Change

http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html

Health

VISUAL

• The Shocking Truth about your Health by Lissa Rankin @ TEDxFiDiWomen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tu9nJmr4Xs&sns=em

Horseback Riding

READING

 Tom Nagel: Zen & Horseback Riding

Integral Theory 

READING

• Ken Wilber: A Theory of Everything and Integral Spirituality

Laziness/Judgement

READING

• Mel Levine: The Myth of Laziness - If you think you are lazy and just need more willpower, or you think somebody else is just lazy and needs to just get their act together, this will help you navigate through this terrain.  

Luck (How to have more Luck)

AUDIO

• [sound recording] Rovira, Alex: Good luck: create the conditions for success in life and business

Letting Go

READING

• Guy Finley: The Secret of Letting Go

Male / Female Differences

READING

• John Gray: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

• Deborah Tannen: You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation

AUDIO

• [sound recording] Deborah Tannen: He said/she said: women, men and language

Marriage

READING

• ARTICLE: Eli J. Finkel, NY Times: The All-or-Nothing Marriage

• ARTICLE: Claire Cain Miller, NY Times: Study Finds More Reasons to Get and Stay Married

• ARTICLE: Claire Cain Miller, NY Times: The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On

• John Gottman, Nan Silver (Joint Author): The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

• John Gottman, Joan DeClaire, Julie Schwartz Gottman: Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship

AUDIO

• John Gottman, Joan DeClaire, Julie Schwartz Gottman: Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship

VISUAL

• John Gottman, Julie Gottman, Art & Science Of Love Home DVD Workshop

Memory

VISUAL

The art of memory: Daniel Kilov at TEDxMacquarieUniversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQKt58kuEnk

How to become a memory master | Idriz Zogaj | TEDxGoteborg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ebJlcZMx3c

Minimalism/Less is more

VISUAL

A rich life with less stuff | The Minimalists | TEDxWhitefish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgBpyNsS-jU

Meditation

VISUAL

• Mindfulness Starts With the Body by Catherine Kerr @ TEDxCollegeHill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGnGRgyLwMs&sns=em

• How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains by Sara Lazar @ TEDxCambridge 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7Tc&sns=em

AUDIO

• (Guided Meditation) Richard Miller: iRest Yoga Nidra - Meditation practice to do while going to sleep.  

• (Audiobook) Shinzen Young: The Science of Enlightenment - The science of meditation.  

Motivation / Inspiration / More Energy / Success

READING

•  Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers: The Story of Success - The importance of circumstance to success.  Shows that you need the right environment to change.  This provides for the background to discuss how we can place ourselves in the right environment to change.  

• Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz, Robert Bull (Designed by): The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal - Importance of Routines, how to set them up and how to make them last.

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

• TED Talk - Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html

• YouTube - Amanda Gore - Motivational speaker from Australia.  Very funny, and silly.  Entertainment with good message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZM0KTyqVA&noredirect=1

AUDIO

• [sound recording] Zig Ziglar:

How to stay motivated. Part 1 : developing the qualities of success

How to stay motivated. Part 2 : changing the picture

How to stay motivated. Part 3 : the goals program

• [sound recording] Jim Rohn: The art of exceptional living

• [sound recording] Wayne Dyer

The secrets to manifesting your destiny

The secrets of the power of intention

There's a spiritual solution to every problem

• [sound recording] Cheryl Richardson: Finding your passion 

• [sound recording] Tony Robbins:

Lessons in mastery:how to use your personal power to create and extraordinary life!

Giant Steps: small changes to make a big Difference!

Unleash the power within: Personal coaching from Anthony Robbins that will transform your life!

• [sound recording] Matthew Kelly:

The rhythm of life: living everyday with passion & purpose

Perfectly yourself : 9 lessons for enduring happiness

• [Audio CD] Byron Katie: Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life

• [Audio CD] Ariel and Shya Kane: Instantaneous Transformation: An Honest Look at Self Realization

• [sound recording] Abraham Hicks: The astonishing power of emotions: let your feelings be your guide / [channelled by] Esther and Jerry Hicks.

• [Audio CD] Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich

Movement

VISUAL

AUDIO

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Lessons by Olena Nitefor: Requires about 4’x6’ of floor space and about 1 hour to do these audio lessons.

More Feldenkrais® Lessons with various practitioners--recommend in particular Olena Nitefor and Sharon Starika::

http://openatm.org/

Lessons and writings on Feldenkrais® with Lynette Reid

http://kinesophics.ca/category/podcast/

Negative Thoughts

VISUAL

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XFLTDQ4JMk

Parenting

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_senior_for_parents_happiness_is_a_very_high_bar.html

• Super Nanny (the TV show) - Great show that will provide you with live examples of the importance of discipline with your children and real life examples of how it can be done.  

READING

• Leonard Sax M.D. Ph.D.: Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

• Harvey Karp: Happiest Baby On the Block - great book helping to get the baby to sleep. Can be a lifesaver.  

• Harvey Karp: The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old - helps you communicate with toddlers.

• Gary Ezzo: On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep - a must read for new parents.  Helps to get the baby to sleep through the night within 3 weeks.  This in combination with Happiest Baby on the Block is a must read.  

• Jim Fay: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years - Great book on how to communicate with your kids to establish discipline and respect.  

CLASSES

• Hand in Hand Parenting: http://www.handinhandparenting.org/

Performance

VISUAL

• TED Talk: Dr. Alan Watkins - Being Brilliant Every Single Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q06YIWCR2Js&sns=em

Personality Differences/Relationship

READING

• Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele: The Enneagram Made Easy - This is a great book to get started on understanding the Enneagram.  It is funny and has lots of drawings, cartoons and diagrams to make it easy to read.

Don Richard Riso and Ross Hudson: Wisdom of the Enneagram

• Don Richard Riso and Ross Hudson: Understanding the Enneagram

• Helen Palmer: Enneagram in Love and Work

• Maria Beesing: The Enneagram: A Journey of Self Discovery

• Kathy Kolbe: Conative Connection: Uncovering the Link Between Who You Are and How You Perform

PARTICIPATE

• Gary D. Chapman: 5 Love Languages

People experience and express love most strongly through one of five main love languages--quality time, words of encouragement, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.  This test will help you understand which you favor, to improve communication and relationships.  This test is free, takes 10-15 minutes and can be accessed at: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/  It is recommended to take the main test (different versions available for Wives, Husbands, Parents of Teenagers, Singles, and Children).  

• Gary D. Chapman: The 5 Languages of Apology

The strength of a relationship is in how well you can make up.  This test will help you do that, by evaluating how you like to receive and give apologies. This test is free, takes 10-15 minutes and can be accessed at: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/apology/

• Mark Gungor: FLAG Pages

The FLAG Page is a test which helps you understand what motivates you and what you are passionate about in life. What is powerful about the FLAG pages is that it covers personality, motivation, and talents all in one test.  You get to look at a broad yet detailed view of yourself and is a great tool to diagnose why you are not feeling well that day and on what you should base your decisions on.  It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and costs $15.  You can find it at: https://www.flagpagetest.com/

Pornography

VISUAL

• The Great Porn Experiment: Gary Wilson at TEDxGlasgow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU

• Make Love Not Porn: Cindy Gallop at TEDxOxford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm7cVImCJ6U

• Differences between porn sex and real life sex explained using fruits (Good for PG)

http://viralcentro.com/differences-porn-sex-real-life-sex-explained-fruits-porn-sex-real-sex/

READING

• Your brain on porn: Evolution has not prepared your brain for today's Internet porn - Gary Wilsom

http://yourbrainonporn.com/

Routines

READING

• Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz, Robert Bull (Designed by): The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal - Importance of Routines, how to set them up and how to make them last.

Sex/Sexuality/Intimacy/Seduction/Porn

Sex is such an important topic yet very taboo.  These TED talks will bring a lot of healing and create an avenue to talk about sex and sexuality and topics related to sex.

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship http://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship.html

Is it lust or is it love? | Terri Orbuch | TEDxOaklandUniversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siru3n3zIbM

The sex-starved marriage | Michele Weiner-Davis | TEDxCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2MAx95m20

• Sex: Mind full or Mindful?: Dr. Jennifer Gunsaullus at TEDxAmericasFinestCityWomen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT9isHpaG-M

• TED Talk - Making Sex Normal: Debby Herbenick at TEDxBloomington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3tL9MMk3U

• Your Sexuality: Ask & Tell: Alyssa Royse at TEDxRainier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n5O9tz30So

• The Sexual Experience - Let's talk about it! - Orit Mordekovitch at TEDxKibbutzimCollegeofEducation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrG3EDY3UV8

• A motion for masturbation - the naked truth: Jane Langton at TEDxSFU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvSJE9n0GfA

• Let's get naked: Sheila Kelley at TEDxAmericanRiviera - about positive sexual image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrdn4lazVBc

• The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives: Chen Lizra at TEDxVancouver- about positive sexual image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBIL2sdfoVc

• The Art of Seduction: Seema Anand by TEDxEaling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnS66SszwEs

• TEDxSF - Nicole Daedone - Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QVq0EM6g4

Sleep

READING

How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute

http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-fall-asleep-fast

AUDIO

• (Guided Meditation) Richard Miller: iRest Yoga Nidra - Meditation practice to do while going to sleep.  

Small Talk

VISUAL

How to engage in better small talk: Minister Faust at TEDxEdmonton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-S6rgf1-E&spfreload=1

Smoking (How to Quit smoking)

AUDIO

• [sound recording] Allen Carr: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Social Science and Neuroscience

READING

• Daniel Goleman: Social Intelligence

• David Eagleman: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

• Daniel G. Amen: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted

Stress

VISUAL

• TED Talk - Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html

Survival

READING

• Ben Sherwood: The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

Taoist

READING

• Tsung Hwa Jou: The Dao of Taijiquan

• Cheng Man-ch'ing: Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi Chuan

• Peter Ralston: Cheng Hsin Tui Shou: The Art of Effortless Power 

• Mantak Chia: The Inner Structure of Tai Chi: Mastering the Classic Forms of Tai Chi Chi Kung 

Time management/Productivity/Overcome Procrastination

VISUAL

• The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHxhjDPKfbY

Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD440CY2Vs0

READING

• Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

• David Allen: Getting Things Done

• Kathy Kolbe: Conative Connection: Uncovering the Link Between Who You Are and How You Perform

• Piers Steel: The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done - Website: https://procrastinus.com 

AUDIO

• Stephen Covey: Focus

• Piers Steel: Interview - The Procrastination Equation, on "OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson"

Lineage Root Texts:

READING

• Stephen Mitchell: Tao Te Ching -  Recommended translation.

• Today’s New International Version (TNIV): The Holy Bible.

Films worth watching on the Spirit of Martial Arts

• Fearless

• Ip Man

• Shaolin

• Once Upon a Time in China

• Iron Monkey (Subtitled)

• Bride With White Hair

• Drunken Master 1 and 2

• Fist of Legend