Organisations and people who can help empower you, nourish you, and inspire you: They get my thumbs up!
Action for happiness – sign up for their weekly newsletters on all things health, well-being, positive psychology, and happiness
Brian Johnson – a philosopher who provides daily inspiring wisdom (one of those people who can easily communicate the important lessons of life!
Happy and Well – sign up for their fortnightly newsletters on all the latest news and research on happiness, wellbeing, the potential of the mind and youth issues.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – this is a free, online course. While it takes a lot of commitment, the potential benefits for your health are numerous.
Mindfulness mediations – lots of free mindfulness downloads
Paleo in Melbourne – great for local places to eat and purchase clean, healthy food around Melbourne
Russ Harris – great (free) resources for people looking to live a rich and meaningful life.
Smiling Mind – an Australian-based not-for-profit company delivering free mindfulness mediations.
TED Talks – stir your curiosity and learn about ideas worth spreading.
The Thesis Whisperer – great for academics and students.
2017 Leg Up Challenge
For your leg up challenge to 2017, should you choose to accept, you have one activity per day for one month to complete from the calendar – similar to an advent calendar. Your mission is to start within 5 days of reading this. You can choose to start at number 1, or align yourself with the date of the month until you have completed all activities. You can complete the challenge as an individual or with loved ones. If you choose or are inclined, feel free to use the #legupchallenge2017 (and tag me!) on social media and I will repost one activity per day.
May these activities not only give you a leg up to 2017 but promote your wellbeing and happiness.