self help links
Life can be tough, exciting, complicated, challenging and full of questions, great and small. It's helpful to share and face those challenges, and simply give things a try. This is a very small starter selection of links and resources. I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations. If you are an author or expert who would like to join the self help central network then drop me a line.
The very reason I have started Self Help Central is that I feel everything to do with our health and wellbeing is connected. So a healthy body needs a healthy mind, a healthy mind needs and healthy body and both your mind and body need a healthy soul.
We often forget to prioritise our health, although it's so precious. It doesn't help that so many things that are bad for us are addictive, from sugar to alcohol to drugs. And we are often so stressed out that it's easier to reach for a quick fix than a cup of nettle tea!
Nutrition is a surprisingly controversial subject, considering you'd think the simplest of foods must be the best. Every day you can find articles on the health benefits of particular ingredients, and in the case of chocolate one day it can be great news followed by disappointment the next!
I like the philosophy of Michael Pollen's In Defence of Food. At the heart of the matter if we can eat real, natural foods as much as possible then we are going a long way to providing our bodies with good nutrition.
Anticancer by Dr David Servan-Schreiber is an excellent book for anyone interested in their health. It is grounded in thorough research but written with through David's own personal experience of cancer. David is a quiet spoken but very charismatic French man and he writes that way too. There is also a blog where the latest research is analysed and explained.