Self-care should come first. We’ve assembled a collection of courses to help you kickstart healthy habits that stick. If you ever thought that you should take up meditation, try yoga, or feed yourself and your family healthier food, you can now learn the tricks and techniques from our experts.
Courses in this collection:
Build a Daily Meditation Habit
Reduce stress with a simple meditation habit that anyone can learn
Too much stress in your life? Don't seem to have any healthy ways to deal with it?
Sadly, this is true for too many of us. We all face too much stress, and then the advice around stress is either "just don't be stressed," which doesn't help, or to indulge in distractions that don't actually help us deal with stress.
Yet there is a simple daily practice that can help us significantly decrease stress, and increase our ability to deal with stress when it comes up: meditation.
But even with all the scientific proof of meditation working, and so many people advocating for it, there remains a simple question: how do I get started?
In this course, John Turner, founder of QuietKit, a guided meditation platform, will help you get started with meditation, teach you how to approach it and think about it, and show you how to build meditation into a daily habit, so you can better face the challenges that life throws at you.
Over the course of one week, just 7 days, John will show you how become a meditator.
Feeding Your Kids
Turn picky eaters into fans of real food
Feeding Your Kids is a course that helps you make small changes over time that add up to a big result. Encourage your children to develop healthy eating habits that last a lifetime! Every parent wants healthy children and nutritious meals, and yet we all find it hard to succeed.
We've helped more than 16,000 families in over 125 countries around the world.
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Updates in weight management
If you want to lose weight, stop caring about calories
We have been told over and over that overweight and obesity are due to a calorie imbalance.
They say that the calories you eat must be equal to those that you use to maintain weight, or less to lose weight.
That means that if you put on weight, it is simply because you are eating too much or moving too little, right?
WRONG! Thousands of persons follow this advice and still the obesity rates continue to grow in the whole world. Something must be wrong in that advice... and I'll tell you what.
In this course, you will learn why the calorie imbalance makes no sense in regards of fat creation and accumulation and what you should do if you want to lose weight.
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How to be kinder to yourself
Many of us have quite a critical attitude toward ourselves. Some of us might even address ourselves with a harsh, demanding voice inside, constantly reminding ourselves that we’re never good enough. Or telling ourselves "Now, pull yourself together!”.
These are the words we’d never ever say to anyone else, not even to our worst enemy. Are you one of us? Do you ever listen to the voice inside or to how it makes you feel? Self-criticism, researchers have found, can be as stressful as being criticized by someone else.
By practicing self-compassion, you can calm yourself down and cultivate a far more sustainable sense of well-being than the thrive for self-esteem. It does even make you perform better than motivating yourself with your inner critic.
The number of scientific papers on self-compassion has increased exponentially since 2003, when the research was initiated by professor Kristin Neff at the University of Texas. And since Kristin Neff and psychologist Christopher Germer established the program Mindful Self-compassion in 2010, it has spread all over the world. Starting this year, you can become a self-compassion teacher not only in English but in German, Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
In this e-mail course, you will meet these pioneers as a bonus along the way. Swedish author and journalist Agneta Lagercrantz, who has created the Daily Bits of Self-compassion, has interviewed them all: psychology professor Kristin Neff, psychologist and mindfulness instructor Christopher Germer, meditation teacher Tara Brach, MSC- (Mindful Self-compassion) teachers Christine Braehler, Michelle Becker and Steven Hackman. The course is based on Agneta Lagercrantz’s book Self-compassion (in Swedish) and her public talks on the subject.
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