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75 Best ‘Personal Growth’ Websites of 2013

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The folks at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating take an holistic nutrition approach to wellness. But while their philosophy may begin with holistic nutrition, they believe that what we eat is only half the story of good nutrition; the other half of the story is who we are as eaters.

There is a the powerful connection between our inner world and our nutritional health, and our nutritional metabolism is profoundly affected by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. It is impacted by our level of stress or relaxation during meals. It is elevated by the amount of pleasure we receive with eating. It is energized when we have compassion for our fears about weight and body image. And it is enlivened when we experience a healthy relationship with the Earth, and with our inner spiritual life.

The work of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating is firmly grounded in clinical and scientific nutrition, complementary and alternative medicine, and the mind-body sciences. They consider it their mission to re-unite the psychology of eating with the science of nutrition, and part of that mission is to share information resources that reflect their holistic core philosophy.

This year, Wake Up World is honoured to be recognized among the IPE’s list of the Top 75 Personal Growth Websites of 2013.

Here’s what they had to say, plus the full list of sites they reviewed….

According to the honours list… “Wake Up World’s initial focus was to unravel the web of deceptions that Governments continue to spin in the name of maintaining control and supporting a Corporate agenda. But the site evolved as the readership grew. Today, while WuW continues to offer insight to help break down the “old” ways of thinking and being, they also celebrate the bright future ahead.”

The IPE… “do not endorse or promote any religious or spiritual philosophy, or recommend any particular path of personal growth over another. All paths have something to offer if they’re the right one for you. From self-help to mindfulness and religious contemplation or retreats, there’s something worth exploring in each one here…. They’re all ranked highly in our eyes!”

75 Best ‘Personal Growth’ Websites

1. Abraham-Hicks + The Law of Attraction

If you’re new to the Law of Attraction and The Law of Allowing, this is where it began. The Abraham teachings affirm our well-being and help us to recognize the power of joy in achieving all that is desired in life. Esther Hicks is an inspirational speaker and author who dialogues with a group of spiritual teachers called Abraham. She and her husband, Jerry Hicks, have also co-authored eight books.

2. Adyashanti

Adyashanti’s teachings on non-dualism have been compared to those of the early Zen masters and Advaita Vedanta sages. Expressing both the infinite possibilities and the ordinary simplicity of a spiritually realized life, Adya, as he’s called affectionately by his followers, and his teachings are directed to those who are sincerely called to awaken to their true nature and embody this life-changing realization.

3. Advanced Life Skills

Jonathan Wells is a Personal and Professional Breakthrough Strategy Coach who specializes in encouraging clients to achieve goals that they once thought were impossible. Jonathon works with clients from all over the globe and maintains a blog that reaches the millions who have not hired him as a coach — yet.

4. The Art of Living Foundation

Operating in over 150 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF’s programs are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” The AOLF community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life backgrounds and religious orientations.

5. Body Divine Yoga

Body Divine Yoga is the work of Danielle Prohom Olson, a certified yoga instructor in British Columbia, who has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Deeply committed to yoga as a healing modality, she is currently completing her certification as a Yoga Therapist. Body Divine Yoga truly dives into the sacred underbelly of what’s become a fitness trend. Yoga, Danielle reminds us, is not about achieving perfect poses. It is about inhabiting the body as sacred space. B.K.S. Iyengar put it “The needs of the body are the needs of the divine spirit which lives through the body.” This is a great place to begin reconnecting to your divine spirit.

6. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist and bestselling author of, The Biology of Belief, he was also the 2009 recipient of the Goi Peace Award. He is best known for promoting the understanding that our genes and DNA can be manipulated by our thoughts and beliefs. He teaches at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic

7. Byron Katie

If you are new to The Work of Byron Katie – then welcome, welcome. This is truly transformative stuff. “The Work,” developed by Katie, is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts we so often entertain unconsciously as truth, and that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Are you ready?

8. Center for Action + Contemplation

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is the home of the Rohr Institute and its Living School for Action and Contemplation. The CAC has supported the world-renowned ecumenical ministry of Richard Rohr, OFM for 25 years. As founder of the CAC and Academic Dean of the Living School, Fr. Richard’s teachings form the basis of the organization’s vision and on-going work.

9. The Center for Child Honoring

The Center for Child Honoring, founded by beloved children’s troubadour Raffi Cavoukian, is a communications hub and training ground for a global awareness and education campaign. Where Child Honouring is being advanced as a universal ethic, an essential code of conduct for all to embrace. Child Honouring is a unifying vision by which societies can re-order their priorities- a central organizing principle for sustainable, peace-making cultures.

10. Contemplative Outreach

Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. It was created under the work mission of Cistercian monk, Father Thomas Keating. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.



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