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Free Physics and Calculus Books

July 18th, 2010 No comments

I came across a website that offers free books online. Ben Crowell has authored several books, which he graciously makes available for free online.

1- The Light and Matter Series

This series of six books is intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections.

2- Physics Books

3- Math

You can find more free learning resources at the Free Learning Resources page.

Free Software & Website to Help You Remember to Breath, Stretch or Take a Quick Break

April 25th, 2010 No comments


bell_hongKongA friend told me about this little mindfulness program and website that I have used for the last 5 hours and found very useful. Time to let you know about it.

You can set it to ring at any time interval, once an hour, every 15 minutes or even at random times. I was excited to hear about it since I spend a lot of time on my laptop (probably too much time), I’m sure you can tell.

Anyway, it is a beautiful sound and every time I hear it I stop my typing, and take a deep breath and try to continue to deep breath, then it rings again and to my surprise I find that I had stopped deep breathing, so I stop what I’m doing and take another deep breath. You can use it as a reminder to breath, stretch, blink, look outside the window, drink water, etc..

If you install the software you can replace the sound file with any sound you like. However, the supplied bell sound is very nice. This bell reminder can remind you, as many times as you need to be reminded, to bring yourself back to your true home.

Find it here http://www.mindfulnessdc.org/mindfulclock.html

PS. If for some reason the link is not working contact me, I downloaded and saved the software on my computer and can send it to you. I scanned the software with Norton it says it’s safe, so is the website (as of 4/25/2010).

Download A Complete Wellness Tracker 100% Free

December 17th, 2008 2 comments

I used multiple resources and created a comprehensive wellness tracker work sheet that you could use to track everything related to your wellness (physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, etc..). I put this in a PDF format here for anyone to download free of charge. No registration required, simply right click and save the file.

Click here to download the Complete Personal Wellness Tracker

I had a few nutrition classes over the years, I also have a few books that had sheets you could use to track food intake. The problem with these sheets is that they don’t track enough. A person is not just what s/he eats, we are complex (emotional, mental, spiritual, etc..) beings and there are a lot of (inner and outer) environmental variables that effect us.

One day at a physical therapy meeting, the physical therapist suggested I track my food intake to find what is causing my migraines. He suggested using a tracking sheet very similar to the one I am giving away here. He then made a comment that these sheets only track food intake, so they ignore many other things.

It felt as if he read my mind. I took that thought and did the research, comparisons, and came up with this tracker sheet that will help you track way more than just food intake. It tracks many variables that ultimately have an effect on your overall wellness.

You now can keep track of your expectations, emotions, sleep, mood, weather, physical exercise, plus more.

This sheet is self explanatory, I hope that no instructions are needed. My only instruction to you is to remember this sheet is a self-help tool. Use it for your own benefit, no one will read it so don’t worry about spelling and neatness, this is for you only, to help you track variables that may be effecting your wellness. As long as you can make sense of your notes then you’ve been successful in tracking the variables.

There is no such thing as a perfect tracking sheet. This one is a general attempt to facilitate to the needs of many. You now have to take it and personalize it. If you have something you want to track that is not on this sheet, simply write it in, any white space will do, the margins and bottom part of the sheet are god spots for these additional notes.

Once enough data has been collected you could reflect back at the notes, and see patterns, find behavior, thoughts or actions and what effects they produce.

Your feedback is important, this is not the first version, and will not be the last. If you want to ad a variable to track please let me know. I am working on the next version and will publish it once it’s completed.

I give this away to you, asking for nothing, sending you wishes of well being.

Stay well.

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