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Research & Readings Resource Hub

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Sometimes we need more than a quick skim... we need to dig in. We've got just the Rx! Cozy up and browse our extensive research list and readings.


Take time for self-learning and discovery with Scientific Research on the science of wellbeing, Mindfulness and Meditation Research, and AJ's Nightstand for valuable books to read.

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Scientific Research

Animal Assisted Therapy Research

Dog/Pet Ownership - Body Brain Affects, Health, Mental Disorders

Positive Psychology Research

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman’s Books & Other Publications

Yoga Research on Brain/Body

Affects, Pain, Mood, Anxiety

Kindness Research

Happiness, Emotional Benefits, Wellbeing

Self-Compassion Research

Kristin Neff, PhD & Colleagues Research & TEDx Video

Neuroscience of Yoga and Meditation Research

Sara Lazar, PhD Research & TEDx Video

Walkshops Research

Companies take note! When will “walkshops” replace workshops?

Scientific Research

Mindfulness/Meditation Research

Healthcare Professionals, Workplace Productivity, Wellbeing

Memory Loss, Diabetes, Health, Wellbeing, Habit Formation, Cognitive Decline, Loneliness, Decision Making Creativity

Cravings, Obesity, Binge Eating, Weight Management

Neuroanatomy Research

Adolescent Wellbeing, Self-Esteem, Mental Health, Optimal Functioning, Social-Emotional Development

Sleep Quality, Insomnia

Pain Research

ADHD, Attention, Self-Regulation

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

Mindful Meditation Research

AJ's Nightstand Books

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The Gifts of Imperfection (2010)

Brené Brown

Rising Strong (2015)

Brené Brown

Dare to Lead (2018)

Brené Brown

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (2018)

James Clear

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (2016)

Amy Cuddy

Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice (2015)

Edited by Brown, Creswell, Ryan

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (2014)

Ryan Holiday

Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope (2018)

Johann Hari

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work (2020)

Seth Godin

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World (2020)

Vivek H. Murthy

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol (2021)

Holly Whitaker

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (2008)

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive (2021)

Kristin Neff

Talking to Strangers: What We Don't Know About the People We Don't Know (2019)

Malcolm Gladwell

Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life (2020)

Jeffrey Reidiger

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases (2022)

Dean Ornish

Daring Greatly (2012)

Brené Brown

Braving the Wilderness (2017)

Brené Brown

Atlas Of the Heart Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience (2021)

Brené Brown

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012)

Charles Duhigg

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (2017)

Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being (2011)

Martin E.P. Seligman

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life (2016)

Susan David

The Choice: Embrace the Possible (2018)

Edith Eger

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (2020)

Priya Parker

Untamed (2020)

Glennon Doyle

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart (2017)

James R. Doty

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism (2020)

Ashton Applewhite

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (2018)

Pema Chodron

Stillness is the Key (2019)

Ryan Holiday

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? (2018)

Mark Hyman

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