Self-Care

Working the Body


Personal Development


Financial Education and Literacy Resources
  • Money Smart
    Financial education program created and run by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Money Smart materials are free and can be ordered on the FDIC’s website. The adult Money Smart curriculum has ten modules that focus on everything from how to work with banks and loans to how to work with credit, checking accounts, and consumer loans.
  • Financial Knowledge Institute
    Non-profit educational organization that specializes in on-site workshops on personal financial topics. The speakers are members of the community that are donating their time to share their passion of creating financial literacy.
  • Institute for Financial Literacy
    Non-profit organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling.
  • Money Management International
    Non-profit agency that provides free professional credit counseling, debt management programs, and consumer education.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
    Information on ways to save money, tips on how to become a savvy saver, a savings quiz, and financial calculators to help figure out how long it would take to save money or pay off a loan.
  • Take Charge America
    Phoenix-based organization that provides education, counseling, and debt management.
  • My Money
    Information from the U.S government to help improve the financial literacy and education of persons in the United States.
  • Women’s Institute for Financial Education
    WIFE is a non-profit organization which provides financial education and networking opportunities to women of all ages.
  • Jump$tart (Financial Smarts for Students)
    Evaluates the financial literacy of young adults; develops, disseminates, and encourages the use of guidelines for grades K-12.
  • The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF)
    An affiliate of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) is a non-profit organization to heighten consumers’ awareness of personal financial responsibility. AFSAEF’s mission is to help consumers realize the benefits of responsible money management, understand the credit process, and seek help if credit problems occur.

Food and Drink


Recharge


  • The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • The National Sleep Foundation
  • Information about iRest® Yoga Nidra
  • University of Maryland Medical Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide
    This is a great and easily accessible database that covers extensive areas of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. It is easy to search and to look up potential drug herb interactions.
  • The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
    A tremendous resource for information on herbs and supplements. Mobile apps are also available. A subscription fee may be required.
  • Oasis Institute
    Online MBSR courses through the Oasis Institute at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
  • eMindful
    Live online MBSR instruction
  • Health Journeys
    Guided imagery programming for purchase and download
  • Guided Imagery Podcasts from Kaiser Permanente
    Guided imagery programing, which can be streamed for free!
  • Insomnia by Rubin Naiman, PhD. In: Rakel D, ed. Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:65-76. Excellent review of an integrative approach to insomnia.
  • Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2014. Chapter 4 “Calming the Nerves, Strengthening the Nervous System” offers the perspective of a master herbalist on insomnia and related topics.
  • Rational Phytotherapy: A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists 5th ed. by Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Mark Blumenthal, V. E. Tyler. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2014. The standard reference for herbal medicine.

Family, Friends, and Co-Workers


  • DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: Resources for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line
    Access to hotlines, treatments, professional resources, forums, and multiple media designed to link individuals to others. This site supports all Service Branches, the National Guard, the Reserves, Veterans, families and clinicians.
  • Veteran Crisis Line
    To receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Veterans and their loved ones can 1) call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or 2) chat online, or 3) send a text message to 838255.
  • DCoE Outreach Center
    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The center can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week 1) by phone at 866-966-1020, 2) by e-mail, or 3) by online chat.
  • National Call Center for Veterans who are Homeless
    For a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (also intended for Veterans families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community). 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)
  • Military OneSource
    Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to Service Members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns. Call and talk anytime, 24 hours day/7 days a week at 1-800-342-9647.
  • National Center for PTSD Support Group Page
    The National Center for PTSD lists resources for those with PTSD, as well as general resources for finding support groups focused on a variety of other areas.
  • National Resource Directory (NRD)
    The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel, and other services and resources. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.
  • VA Caregiver Support
    Programs available both in and out of the home to help caregivers support Veterans and themselves.
  • Dr. David Kearney and Tracy Simpson, Loving-Kindness Meditation Video Clip
  • Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science, Stanford University, e-book
  • Center for Investigating Health Minds

Spirit & Soul


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Power of the Mind


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