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Want to Feel Better? 11 Free Resources to Get You On Your Way

floorSome of the best and brightest researchers who study how to increase your well-being have loads of free, practical, helpful information just waiting for you out there in cyberspace.

To make things a little easier for you, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites. These are people and research that have rocked my world and I know they’ll do the same for you. Look for the free stuff!

Struggling with shame? Brene Brown’s got your back.

Must see: Brene Brown’s free first Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability (20 minutes.)

Also good: Her free second Ted Talk, Listening to Shame (20 minutes.)

Excellent free article: 4 (Totally Surprising) Life Lessons We All Need to Learn

Must read book: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 

Too hard on yourself? Kristen Neff can help you with that.

 Must read free article: Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem

Must read book: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Wonderful, free guided meditations about self-compassion: Self-compassion.org website

 

Need more positivity in your life? (Or just want to know what that is?) Barbara Frederickson’s all over it.

Science-y, but really informative free article that includes video clips: Are You Getting Enough Positivity In Your Diet?

Good book: Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

 

Want a go-to resource on how to set and reach your goals? Heidi Grant Halvorson’s got it for you.

Must read free article: 9 Things Successful People Do Differently

 

Looking for more happiness? Sonja Lyubomirsky has the place to look.

 Must read free article: Is It Possible to Become Lastingly Happier?

Also good: Her other free articles on Psychology Today and her free videos at the Greater Good Science Center.

Good book: The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

 

Searching for more meaning in your life? A bunch of researchers say it will make you happier.

Must read free article: Is a Happy Life Different From a Meaningful One?

Must read free ebook: my very own How to Live a More Meaningful Life

 

And don’t forget, if you’d like to learn more about bouncing back in life, download my FREE ebookBounce Back! 5 keys to survive and thrive through life’s ups and downs.

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Want to Feel Better? 11 Free Resources to Get You On Your Way

Bobbi Emel, MFT

Psychotherapist Bobbi Emel specializes in helping people face life’s significant challenges and regain their resiliency. In addition to seeing clients in her private practice, Bobbi is a well-regarded speaker and writer. Check out her other writing at The Bounce Blog.


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APA Reference
Emel, B. (2014). Want to Feel Better? 11 Free Resources to Get You On Your Way. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/bounce-back/2014/03/want-to-feel-better-11-free-resources-to-get-you-on-your-way/

 

Last updated: 13 Mar 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Mar 2014
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.