Health, Lifestyle, Focus, and Blogging – This is The MEGA-GOODNESS Post
I am so proud of all my online friends and colleagues for all the great things they are putting out into the world. I wanted to share a few of them with you so I’ve come up with this MEGA-GOODNESS post.
I get a lot of requests to review products, not all of which I’m willing to promote. The products in this MEGA-GOODNESS post come from people I know and I trust they will do a great job and not disappoint. I’ve only given a brief description and introduction to each of these products. If one (or all) of these products sounds interesting to you I hope you’ll click over, learn a bit more and check out their sites.
In NO particular order I present to you a few good recent finds.
Good Finds For All:
Melanie Thomassian – Healthy Eating Handbook
Melanie is a registered dietitian from Ireland. What I like about Mel is her down to earth no nonsense approach to nutrition and weight loss. She’s just released her book called the healthy eating handbook, although I think the title is very misleading. It’s WAY MORE than a handbook. Mel has sent me a copy to read over and I’m super impressed by the time and effort she’s obviously put in to it. There is the main handbook which is full of useful information on how to get started, including the basic info discussing the 5 major food groups and how to put it all into practice.
There are a TON of extras. A work book to help you keep track of everything as you go. There’s also a book of 50+healthy recipe ideas, a meal planner, a memory chart (to keep you on track while at home and out and about), menu ideas and the home exercise handbook. All together this is a really amazing resource! Visit Mel at Dietriffic for more details on the handbook.
Jessica Fisher – Organizing Life As Mom
I only recently found Jessica online and so far I like what I like what I know of her :) She’s been kind enough to give me a copy of her new book Organizing life as mom and it’s a really great resource. Jessica walks you through the various aspects of improving your life. Jessica has created Organizing Life As Mom which is a good combination of book and workbook so you have a place to write your thoughts while you’re reading through the exercises. If you’re wondering how to do it all this book is full of practical advice and tools to help you manage your life as a mom better. For $9 it’s a real bargain and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
From the website: While content rich, the 125-page book also features lots of printables and activities to get you thinking — and mobilized — to be a better, happier, more organized you.
If you’ve been thinking about an extended retreat time to think through your life and how you want to live it, this book can be the impetus for you to gain focus, put together household systems that work for you, and get your act together.
Lisa Byrne – Happy, Healthy and Meaningful Holiday Season
My friend Lisa has done it again. She’s created a great online program to help you get through the busy holiday season and hopefully come out the other end feeling better than usual. Lisa is planning to discuss how to stay healthy, provide yummy food ideas, walk you through prioritizing holiday activities and getting it all done. Lisa has a workbook complete with worksheets, checklists, recipes and resources to keep you going.
From the website: The Road Map to a Healthy, Happy, Meaningful Holiday Season is an online program guiding you through a detailed, flexible process which prepares you to experience the kind of holidays with your family that you most desire. Ones where you stay healthy, don’t gain weight, maintain an inner calm, delve into the true meaning and purpose of the celebrations, andemerge into a new year with your wellness intact.
Anastasiya Goers - Retreat: From a Sedentary to Active Lifestyle in 1 Month
Anastasiya has a great home at Balance in me. She’s just launched her first retreat on how to go from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one. This retreat is a combination of videos, forum participation and interviews with other active living experts. There are three packages you can choose from with the ultimate package being “… great value for someone who does not know where to start and who finds it extremely difficult to stick to a healthy lifestyle.” Get more information on this active lifestyle retreat by clicking here. It starts on Monday November 8, 2010 and the doors are only open for the next 4 days!
From the website: This retreat is for everyone who is busy and thinks that they cannot fit active lifestyle into their schedule. It is a retreat for those who do not know where to begin. It is a place for those who want to try something new and who do not want to give up their lives for boring gym workouts. It is a retreat for those who are seeking inner balance and who are ready to start by transforming their body.
This is the ultimate Thanksgiving resource and it’s completely FREE! Mandi has collected a TON of recipes and how to’s. From how to thaw a turkey to pumpkin dinner rolls and healthy pumpkin cookies to recipes for your leftover turkey. Mandi has also included craft and decorating ideas as well as ideas for sparking family traditions. And as if that wasn’t enough Mandi’s also included a bunch of printables which include a baking planner, recipe list, family tradition list, a master to-do list and many more.
Definitely check this one out!
Focus is the new book by Leo Babauta, best selling author of the Power of less
and creator of super-blog Zen Habits.
There is a free version of this book which you can download here
. There is also a premium version
which, in my opinion, is very much worth paying for. Leo sent me this premium version and I can honestly say it’s fantastic, practical and very well put together.
Leo has put a lot of time and effort in this product and has added a bunch of extra chapters, a ton of how-to videos and interviews with experts – Seth Godin, David Allen and Dave Navarro. He has also included 3 bonus PDF guides and bonus chapters written from other people.
From the website: The free version is simple: it’s 27 chapters that you can download for free, without having to give an email address or do anything else. It’s uncopyrighted, and you can share it with as many people as you like.
The full version of focus is basically a self-taught digital course on focus, from a wide range of experts.
Fantastic New Sites:
Dustin and Tony – Fit Marriage
From the website: Fit Marriage is here to empower you with the knowledge, tools and motivation to get fit and improve your relationship in the process. We invite you to join our community as we work together to meet our fitness goals and achieve new levels of success in our health and well-being.
For more on what makes this site stand out from the rest visit Dustin and Tony’s About pages. You’ll be inspired!
Jamie Martin – Steady Home Deals
From the website: … Here at Steady Home Deals you’ll find the information you need to make your own choices about sustainable spending–in a way that makes it easier and more affordable. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift for your preschooler or a new pair of shoes, we’ll point you in a direction that feels good to both your wallet andyour conscience.
For my peeps who blog or who want to get started:
Mary and Leo - How to Write Like an A-List Blogger
From the website: Do you want to know the one secret that gets bloggers right up onto the A-List? It’s how to write posts that have impact, are insanely useful, and go viral. The great news is that you can learn how to write like an A-list Blogger – right from the start.
AND for the first time ever the first week of the six-week Bootcamp is completely FREE … Don’t miss out! The bootcamp starts NEXT MONDAY November 8, 2010 so click here to sign up today, with a free week you can’t go wrong.
Mandi and Tara - Blog Assist and Gift Guide Connect
From the website (blog assist): We’ve worked as virtual assistants, faced the challenge of hiring the right person, and heard from dozens of bloggers and virtual assistants in the same positions.
We created Blog Assist to help bloggers, virtual assistants and vendors connect.
From the website (gift guide connect): We truly believe in the power of the blogosphere and social media for introducing new companies and products and supporting the sales of beloved favorites.
And we know how much work bloggers invest in finding the products that best fit for their site and how hard companies work to find outlets that fit with their business model.
We created Gift Guide Connect to help companies and bloggers connect.