Helpful Resources

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Coach Recommended Resources

I’d love to share my personal recommendations for a wide variety of resrouces to help you on your journey of personal growth and improvement. I’ll be adding to this list over time, here are a few starter recommendations.

Recommended Reading

Coach’s Reading List – over 50 personal and spiritual growth related books including books on mindfulness, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and more.

Guy’s wikiHow Expert Page – Collaborated with the editorial team to improve the helpfulness and trustworthiness of 50 wikiHow personal development, psychology, coaching and lifestyle How-To articles

Personal Growth & Development Websites

Optimize.Me – One of my online mentors, Brian Johnson, the creator of 100’s of Philosopher’s Notes, helping us gain more wisdom in less time. – a vast resource of books and programs by some of the best teachers in personal and spiritual growth

Mindfulness & Meditation – Free Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – highly recommended! – many of my clients have learned to meditate and maintained a practice using headspace. Offers a free trial. – learn about mindfulness and begin your mindfulness practice with 100’s of free exercises (some premium options also available).

Health & Wellness – explorations of alternative healing modalities and indigenous healing traditions. – pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. – site of Dr. Rhonda Patrick, researching and translating the science of longevity and optimal health – helping cut through the noise and hype in the media. – the Iceman – absolutely incredibly interesting teacher of human potential, breathing techniques, cold exposure, that build resilience & wellbeing

Psychological Wellness

Human Givens Institute – a bio-psycho-social therapeutic approach to improving mental & emotional wellbeing, focusing on developing Human Needs & Inner Resources (Human Givens). Consider the free ebook as a starter.

ACT / The Happiness Trap – Acceptance & Commitment Training – combine Mindfulness with Core Values with Committed Action and you are creating a rich and meaningful life, and overcoming anxiety and depression in the process. (Instead of linking to a website all about the therapeutic approach, this one contains helpful videos and other incredible resources)

Resilience & Wellbeing Exercises

RIP Notes – In my own pursuit and quest for life enhancing practices, I kept stumbling upon Expressive Writing as a powerful and proven tool. The following adapted exercise is inspired by the works of James Pennebaker, Howard Schubiner, David Hanscom, and Alan Abbass.

Cultivating Coherence – In The HeartRich Resilience Fundamentals, I train people in a variety of mind-body resilience building exercises, one of which is The Quick Coherence Technique developed by The HeartMath Institute. Here’s a video of me guiding the process.

For Toronto Area Clientele

The Best Toronto – Find the best of everything in Toronto with well researched and reviewed curated lists on a broad range of local services including of course Coaching (we made the Best Coaches List!).


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