On this page you can find current classes, courses, books and resources on ways to support your mental health. I will share all of my favourite books, audiobooks, meditations, worksheets, classes, courses and more, updating as regularly as possible. For current favourites and offerings SIGN UP for my Newsletter, Follow Me on Social Media or Join the SWELL Health Facebook Group.


For Everyone

    • 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
    • The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer
    • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
    • Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
    • Living after Loss – Melanie Phillips

For Optimal Health (emphasis on neurological function)

    • The Mood Cure – Julia Ross
    • The Brain that Changes Itself – Norman Doidge
    • Raw Life Force Energy – Natalia Rose
    • Optimum Nutrition for the Mind – Patrick Holford (this is a very heavy read but well worth it)
    • The Cortisol Connection – Shawn M. Talbott
    • The Complete Guide to Fasting – Dr. Jason Fung
    • By Masaru Emoto: The Healing Power of Water, The Hidden Messages in Water and The Secret Of Water.

For Leaders, Entrepreneurs or Personal Development

    • Dare to Lead – Brené Brown
    • Tiny Leaps, Big Changes – Gregg Clunis
    • Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
    • Find Your Why – Simon Sinek
    • The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
    • Keys to Success – Napoleon Hill
    • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

For HSP (highly sensitive people), Empaths, Spoonies or people who struggle with anxiety/depression/perfectionism/etc.

    • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie
    • The Language of Letting Go – Melody Beattie
    • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
    • You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
    • Belonging – Toko Pa
    • The 5 Love Languages – Dr. Gary Chapman

For Yogis, Spiritual, Yoga Lineage, Anatomy/Physiology, Mindfulness/Breathe, etc.

    • Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss
    • 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
    • The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer
    • The Yamas & Niyamas – Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice – Deborah Adele
    • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – any copy
    • Bhagavad Gita – any copy – one good option is “the Living Gita” by
      Swami Satchidananda, or “When Love turns to Light” by Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor
    • The Science of Breath – Swami Rama & Rudolph Ballentine
    • The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long
    • The Functional Anatomy of Yoga – David Keil
    • The Art of Vinyasa – Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
    • Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
    • The Roots of Yoga – James Mallinson & Mark Singleton
    • The Mirror of Yoga – Richard Freeman

BIPOC – Educational/Resources

    • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act – Bob Joseph
    • A Promise Is A Promise – Michael Kusugak (children’s book my mom used to read me)
    • A Salmon for Simon – Betty Waterton (children’s book my mom used to read me)
    • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
    • How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
    • Legacy – Suzanne Methot
    • Split Tooth – Tanya Tagaq’s
    • Activating the Heart: Storytelling, Knowledge Sharing, and Relationships – Christopher Cox, Lisa Szabo-Jones and Julia Christensen
    • Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Canadian Geographic
    • Native-Land.caThis is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.

Activism – Educational/Resources for environmental knowledge (see resources above and documentaries below as they integrate with this topic as well)

    • Not on My Watch – saving the wild salmon and it’s ecosystem by Alexandra Morton **I personally believe everyone in BC/Canada should read this**
    • Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation by Paul Hawken
    • The Doctor’s Farmacy with Mark Hyman (M.D.) – general health
    • Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey – general health
    • Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Natural Health Articles – general health
    • High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel – fitness/health
    • Sustainable World Radio – Ecology and Permaculture
    • All My Relations Podcast – indigenous
    • Ben Greenfield Fitness – fitness/health
    • The Wellness Mama Podcast – general health
    • The MindBoodyGreen Podcast – general health
    • The Papaya Podcast – mental health
    • Mark Groves – mental/relationship health
    • Next Level Nutrition Biz – nutrition/business
    • The Heart On with Melissa Sgambelluri – mental/relationship health
    • The Model Health Show by Shawn Stevenson – health/fitness/disease
    • Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast – yoga/ashtanga/spiritual
    • The Awake with Jake Show by Jake Woodward – mental health/relationships/personal success
    • Yoga Girl Daily by Rachel Brathen – yoga/life/heartfelt/self-love
    • Dare to Lead with Brené Brown – leaders/inspiration
    • The Ramsey Show – finance/personal development
    • The Think Grow Podcast – finance/personal development
    • Mission Blue
    • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
    • Chasing Coral
    • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
    • A Plastic Ocean
    • Blackfish
    • GMO OMG
    • My Octopus Teacher
    • Seaspiracy
    • A Life on Our Planet
    • Kiss the Ground
    • The Call to Courage
    • Super Size Me
    • The Truth about 5G
    • Beyond Food
    • The God Plant
    • Happy
    • Magic Pills
    • At the Fork
    • Pet Fooled
    • The Earthing Movie
    • Fantastic Fungi
    • Inside by Bo Burnham

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