Healthy eating guidance

Harvard Healthy Eating Plate: Unbiased recommendations for a balanced diet.

Eat Right: The American Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition.

American Heart Association Nutrition Center – recipies, shopping tips and instructional videos.

Wellness Today  Institute for Integrative Nutrition – tips and recipes inspired by holistic nutrition.

Sourcing and/or growing healthy and organic food

Fruit Share: organic fruit delivery service.

Local Harvest: find a CSA or farmer’s market in your area.

Seed Savers : dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

Food Preservation: learn to can, freeze and dry your own.

Physical activity guidance

American Council on Exercise: a wide range of fitness and training programs/advice.

Runner’s World: information for runners of all levels.

Map Walk: Plan your walk/run/bike route.

Yoga Journal: information around all things yoga.

Yoga Today: online library of classes.

Rewild Your Body : natural health and fitness lifestyle tips, Wild Body workouts, healthy recipes, inspiration and more.

Stress Management

 American Institute of Stress Resources to assist with managing stress/anxiety.

UCLA Mindful Awarenss Research Center: guided meditations, online classes and more.

Ascension 101: Breath Meditation Exercise.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.   


Sleep Foundation

Quitting Smoking



Simple Living

Hand Crafted Travelers –  Simple living in a complex world.

North House Folk School – A school in Grand Marias, MN dedicated to preserving the knowledge, skills, crafts and stories of the past and present.

Becoming Minimalist – One family’s experience, tips and inspiration for downsizing and living simply and well with less.


Tiny Buddha: Simple wisdom for complex lives

enough: an exploration of contentment, self-compassion, simplicity, conviction and common sense

Spiritual Ecology: A spiritual response to our present ecological crisis

Orion: a bimonthly, advertising-free magazine devoted to creating a stronger bond between people and nature.

We Are Wildness : An online community dedicated to helping people connect to their inner wildness.

Local Lindstrom Area Resources

Fine Acres Market, St Croix Falls, WI: a wellstocked organic/local/natural grocer.

The Maker’s Healthy Market: Chisago City, MN: dedicated to offering high quality natural and organic products.

YogaHus/YogaForest, Scandia and Forest Lake, MN: Specializing in Vinyasa flow classes- yoga postures in connection with the breath.

Essential Fitness Yoga, Center City, MN: Offering restorative yoga classes, meditation, Reiki and Tai Chi.

All Is Wellness, Chisago City/Lindstrom, MN: Offering massage, yoga (Hatha and Svastha), energy work, Reiki, healing touch, meditation.

Herbalism/Plant MedicineHerbal knowledge from different cultures including Chinese, Indian, Native American and others, for the creation of a careful individualized plan for the recovery of your body’s own balance.  Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch, D.C., M.H

Recommended Reading

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan

Animal Vegetable Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson

Radical Forgiveness, by Colin Tipping

The Art of the Commonplace,  by Wendell Berry

A Handmade Life, by William S. Coperthwaite

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein

2 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hi!

    Have you read The Gift by Lewis Hyde? I think it would be right up your alley – all about generosity, abundance of spirit (rather than mere quantity of possessions), and creativity. I recently received a copy and it seems like every paragraph holds a new and profound insight.

    A while back I made a shift in metaphor that has made all the difference when it comes to generosity and abundance. We are rivers, not buckets. It’s not that the more we give, the emptier we get. It’s that the more flows through us, the fuller we are and the deeper our capacities to give and receive will grow. For a long time this was just something that intuitively rang true to me, but The Gift is starting to give me a more concrete and thorough understanding of why and how this works.


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