Espirational Tool Kit

Need Help with positive thinking and healthy living?  If so, you’re in good company.

Positive thinking and healthy living do not come automatically to most people.   As with learning any new skill it takes practice.   There are also resources, tools and practices that can help.  These are a few of our favorites.  The links will open in a new window.

I will add new resources as I find them.  Please let me know if you find any broken links.

AFFIRMATIONS

Positive Affirmations – Affirmations to help live the best you.

Daily Positive Affirmations – A free positive affirmation every day.

Everyday Affirmations – Daily positive affirmations.

Psalms and Affirmations – Affirmations from the book of Psalms.

True Affirmations  – Weekly affirmations by e-mail to help change your reality by changing how you think.

BALANCE 

Find Your Middle Ground  – Finding balance in life.

COMPASSION 

Charter for CompassionJoin to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world.

Compassion it.  – Turning compassion into a verb – an action.

Greater Good

Compassion Institute

Compassion Connect

CREATIVITY

Abbey of the Arts – Virtual monastery with resources to integrate contemplative practice and creative expression.

Creative Life  – Artist’s mastermind group with monthly stories by 8 developing artists.

DAILY INSPIRATION

Daily Good Promotes positive, uplifting news around the world.

Dream This Day  – Daily inspiration and quotes from Johnathan Lockwood Huie.

The Daily Motivator – Daily motivation and inspiration written by Ralph Marston.

Sacred Space –  A place for prayer with daily scripture and “on-screen guidance.”

DEFEATING FEAR

The world is in a spiritual battle right now between love and fear.  It is an age-old battle that continues to be played out in the world.  This is not a battle that can be fought with earthly weapons.  It must be fought in our minds with our thoughts.  We are called to shine our light and live the Truth by walking in love and peace.  This will not be easy but we do have tools.  These are past posts from Espirational.com.  Please use them.

Knowing the Real Enemy 

Tools for Defeating Fear: Gratitude

Tools for Defeating Fear: Watch Yourself Online 

Tools for Defeating Fear: Take a Day Off 

Tools for Defeating Fear: World Peace Meditation 

Tools for Defeating Fear: Grounding 

Tools for Defeating Fear: Psychic Protection

Tools for Defeating Fear: Meditation 

Tools for Defeating Fear:  Breathe In Breathe Out 

Saying Yest to Love and No to Fear Part 2

Saying Yes to Love and No to Fear Part 1

EMAIL LISTS

Goodfinding — Creating Happiness on Purpose.

Henri Nouwen Society Daily meditation Emails from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith (Harper Collins,1997).

Thought for Today – Daily positive email.

HAPPINESS 

Action for Happiness — A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.

Ten Happiness Tools

The Science of Happiness

7 Happiness Tools

HEALTH AND HEALING 

Pub Med – A good place to start online for medical research. This gives you access to MEDLINE, journals and online books.

Dr. Weil.com – This is where we often start when looking for information on Integrative Medicine and healthy living.

National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health  – Information about complementary health products and practices.

Nutrition.gov – Gateway site to information from the federal government on nutrition , healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

The International Center for Reiki Training – Offers extensive information on the practice of Reiki.

You Can Heal Your Life – Hay House/Louise Hay information including daily affirmations and meditations.

MEDITATION 

Meditation Toolkit

About Meditation  – Online meditation guide.  Includes some really nice videos.

America Meditating Radio with Sr. Jenna

How to Meditate  – Basics of Buddhist meditation.

Meditation for Health Podcast  – Weekly podcast with Dr. Robert Puff, PhD

Touching the Stillness Ministries – Rev. Paulette Pipe is a wonderful meditation leader/teacher.

MINDFULNESS 

MindfulCelebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living.

Mindful Balance Blog – Irish mindfulness practice blog.

Plum Village – Spiritual community founded by Vietnamese Zen Monk Tich Nhat Hanh.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – Education and research to foster mindful awareness and promote well-being and a more compassionate society.

NEW THOUGHT

New Thought WisdomA collection of New Thought/Higher Thought teachings.

Centers for Spiritual Living“teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place.”  Founded on the teachings of Earnest Holmes.

New Thought Article from Wikipedia – This is a general overview of the New Thought Movement.

UnityA “global, inclusive, spiritual community offering practical, uplifting resources to help people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles to their lives.”  Founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.

PEACE

Peace Action Working for peace since 1957

Peace PilgrimThe message of a woman who spent 25 years walking for peace.

Seeds of Peace

Peace One Day

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Essential Life Skills.net – Contributing to personal development and self-realization.

SelfGrowth.com – Provides self-improvement information to help improve lives.

Success Consciousness – Teaching techniques for growth, making changes and achieving success in any area of life.

TED – Heard about TED Talks? Here’s your chance to watch one.

POSITIVE THINKING 

6 Positive Thinking Tools

Ultimate Positive Thinking Exercises

Good News Network Positive news stories from around the world.

Positive Motivation – Positive quotes, thoughts and affirmations.

The Benefits of Positive Thinking – Discover what positive thinking can do for you.

Living Life Fully – Collection of positive and uplifting material.

Think Positive 30  – 30 positive thoughts in 30 days. Yes it can be done, give it a try.

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

What is a Spiritual Awakening? – Good article from Jim Tolles, spiritual teacher.

10 Signs of Spiritual Awakening  – Well written article from Chopra.com

10 Simple Principles of Spirtual Awakening – This article by Jeff Foster is a must read.

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE 

Beliefnet Resource for faith, belief and spirituality.

Contemplative Outreach A spiritual network committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel.

Ignatian Spirituality  – Learn about Ignation spirituality including prayer, spiritual direction, retreats and making good decisions;

Institute of Noetic Sciences – The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.

Michael Moore’s Blog – Thoughts, reflections and prayers from a pastor and retired Air Force Chaplain.

New Creations Ministries   – Applying Biblical nutritional principles.

OPreach – Preaching through inspirational words and photos

Quaker Information Center Gateway to information about the Religious Society of Friends.

Spirituality and Practice   Multi-faith website with resources for spiritual journeys.

Sri Chinmoy – Spiritual teacher who dedicated his life in the service of humanity.

The Contemplative Society Recovering the mystical heart of the Christian wisdom tradition.

Truth Unity  – Good site for classic metaphysical resources including The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.

YOGA

Do Yoga With Me Yoga online for all levels.  I have used this site and found it helpful.

 Yoga with Adriene – A yoga teacher with a playfulness and sense of humor that makes you want to join in.

Yoga Journal

6 thoughts on “Espirational Tool Kit

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comment. My plans are to keep adding to the list — there are many great resources out there. When I tried to go to your site there was nothing there. Would love to know a little bit about who you are and what you do.

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