than 30 annotated links are listed below. This list of websites
is designed to present some idea of the possibilities-oriented
resources, including many from world-renowned universities and
other research institutions, that are available on the Internet.
Though it represents only a small percentage of available sites,
various kinds of sites are included, presenting volumes of information.
the ideas presented in these sites do not necessarily represent
the views of the University of Kentucky or the Kentucky Cooperative
Extension Service. We do not endorse any of these sites. Use
your own critical judgement in evaluating the information available
from all sources, here and elsewhere.
Internet addresses change frequently, we are only able to periodically
review these sites. Occasionally, you may find that a small
number of the URLs listed here no longer work, or may lead to
sites entirely unrelated to those chosen for this page. Please
let us know if you do come across inactive URLs and/or links
leading to unrelated or inappropriate materials, and we will
review and remove them, as necessary.
The American Psychological Association’s website provides
links to scientific studies on various subjects pertaining to
psychology and well-being.
Artella is a magazine and website devoted to combining words
and art in a creative way, and to building a creative community
as a “lively support network for writers, artists, and
creative spirits.” The website provides access to a variety
of resources, including courses and workshops.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine “is a non-profit educational
organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming
the practice of medicine ... [by combining] the precision of
modern science with the best of the world’s healing traditions.”
The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability at Hendrix
College “offers experiential, interdisciplinary programs
designed to promote consciousness of the interconnectedness
of all creation and a sustainable future based on spiritual
awareness.” Institutional partners include Harvard University
and the University of Central Arkansas.
Creativity at Work provides a variety of resources to help you
develop creativity in the workplace by exploring “the
thinking and perceiving skills of artists, scientists, inventors,
leaders and visionaries...”
Creativity for Life provides links to articles and resources
that help anyone unlock their creativity.
The Creativity Portal “promotes the exploration and expression
of personal creativity through free learning, arts, crafts,
writing, and other creative activities.” Features include
“how-to resources, inspiring articles, downloadable projects,
fun and humor...”
The C. Everett Koop Institute’s program on Healing and
the Arts explores “ways in which the arts and humanities
can support the process of healing.” The Institute is
affiliated with Dartmouth College.
Directed Creativity “involves using specific techniques
to perceive things freshly, break free of the current patterns
stored in memory, make novel associations among concepts stored
in memory, and use judgment to develop rather than reject new
ideas.” It is “creativity on demand.”
Duke University’s Center for the Study of Religion / Spirituality
and Health “conducts research on the effects of religion
(or spirituality) on physical and mental health.”
The official Deepak Chopra website provides information on all
of his programs and events, books, message boards, as well as
daily wisdom and spiritual practices.
The Daily Motivator website provides a daily inspirational message,
with an archive of previous messages, animated presentations,
and links to positive resources.
The Duke Center for Integrative Medicine at Duke University
“offers individual patient consultation services, both
public and professional education and dedicated research in
the field of Integrative Medicine,” a field “based
on a partnership between patient and practitioner, within which
the best of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine
practices can be explored in a whole person approach to health
care and healing.”
Duke Med News provides current news in the field of medicine
from one of the top hospitals and medical schools in the country.
The Exceptional Cancer Patients site is the official site of
Bernie Siegel, M.D. It “provides tools, information and
resources based upon the science of mind-body-spirit medicine
for the challenges of all chronic illnesses.”
Harvard Divinity Bulletin provides “articles on current
issues in theological education and the study of religion, especially
pertaining to how religion affects contemporary culture and
The Harvard University Gazette provides stories on news and
Health Psychology & Rehabilitation, an American Psychological
Association “Web Site of the Month,” provides links
to many helpful resources. Under the Table of Contents, “The
Health Psychology Library” may be especially helpful to
a lay audience.
“A scholar and researcher in human capacities,”
Jean Houston co-directs the Foundation for Mind Research. “Her
specialty is in the development and application of multiple
methods of increasing physical and mental skills, learning and
The Institute of HeartMath’s website provides science-based
health information for businesses, hospitals, health professionals,
and for self-improvement.
“The first and oldest degree granting program in creativity
in the world,” the International Center for Studies in
Creativity at Buffalo State College “cultivates skills
in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices and problem
solving techniques. ICSC, through the process of creative thought,
enhances an individual's ability to imagine new ideas by learning
to envision that which cannot immediately be seen.”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
develops and studies alternative interventions for cancer and
The Life Challenges website provides more than 600 pages of
articles, self-help tools, and inspirational stories to help
people creatively face and transform all forms of adversity
The Mind Body Medical Institute is led by Herbert Benson, M.D.,
of Harvard Medical School. Their approaches in mind/body medicine
include the relaxation response.
The website of Caroline Myss, a practitioner of intuitive and
energy medicine, helps people find “holistic methods for
achieving good health.”
New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network “explores the
emerging possibilities for global transformation ... through
creative insights, innovative thinking, cross-cultural traditions
and the human spirit...”
Christiane Northrup’s official website, Empowering Women’s
Wisdom, provides access to women’s health information
and journal articles.
The Dean Ornish, MD, Lifestyle Program provides “documented
proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, with
Author and lecturer Paul Pearsall, Clinical Professor at the
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Nursing, lectures
and trains groups on subjects such as psychology, health and
fitness, and humor. His books include The Heart's Code: Tapping
the Wisdom and Power of Our Heart Energy.
Harvard University’s Research Matters website presents
recent research findings, including research on the mind, the
body, and society.
SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about
Self-Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet.
It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and
references to thousands of other websites on the World Wide
This is the website for the Martin Seligman Research Alliance.
Seligman is a distinguished professor at the University of Pennsylvania,
and a leader in the field of positive psychology, learned helplessness,
depression, optimism and pessimism.
The University of California at Berkeley’s Wellness Letter,
their “Newsletter of Nutrition, Fitness, and Self-Care”
“has been rated No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report,
the Baltimore Sun, Money Magazine, and the Washington Post,
for its ‘brisk,’ ‘reasoned’ coverage
of health issues.”
Utne Magazine “reprints the best articles from over 2,000
alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and
trends emerging in our culture...”
Andrew Weil, MD, a Harvard Medical School graduate and clinical
professor of internal medicine at the University of Arizona's
Health Sciences Center in Tucson, “is a proponent of Integrative
Medicine, which combines the best ideas and practices of alternative
and conventional medicine in order to maximize the body's natural
The Wildcat Way to Wellness, developed at the University of
Kentucky, is a personal approach to better health for Kentuckians—though
you don’t have to be a Kentuckian to enjoy its benefits.
Its programs are designed to help you find better ways to take
care of yourself, your family, and your community.
The website for author and lecturer Marianne Williamson. Her
books include A Return to Love and Imagine: What America Could
Be in the 21st Century.