Resources for Personal Development/Evolution

I don’t believe I’ve seen as much change and as fast as I have since becoming a business owner over the past 2+ years! I’m grateful for the lessons that have come along this journey and wish to give value back to others who find this page, whether thru interest in my mentorship or team in the anti-aging business, friendship, or simply by chance. If you have interest in a new opportunity and coaching to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone, I’d love to hear from you: www.4anewyou.myrandf.biz has info. on consultant options. Don’t hesitate to reach out elician@gmail.com).

Below are a multitude of diverse resources I’ve come across over the years for clients in my healthcare world, personal joy and self-development, and referrals by kind folks who came across my resources page and wanted to share what they found! I hope you find something that resonates with you and helps you along your journey of evolution, whatever your goals may be! If you’re a kind, positive, perseverant, and motivated person wanting to join an incredible team of like-minded people with incredible integrity, drive, and care for others, reach out to me (elician@gmail.com), and let’s see if you might be a good fit for my team! I love coaching new, motivated team members!

As the CEO of a global e-commerce skincare company, I’ve come to see firsthand how a person’s skin and confidence in their skin is related to their sense of self, confidence, and communication in relationships. As a business owner, I’ve also been humbled to recognize the impact of self-development and empowerment that comes with owning a business and managing teams with different personalities, wants, goals, dreams. There’s nothing like the feeling of helping people realize dreams that have been on the back-burner! Whether I have the privilege of serving you as a skincare client, coaching you as a business partner, or neither, I wish you all success and pleasure in your journey and hope that you find the complimentary resources below to be of value to you as you make positive changes in your life.

All content presented here is provided for informational purposes only and as a courtesy. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. If you think you may have a medical or mental health emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. 

Mood/Anxiety Management

Skin Health

There is not doubt the health, texture, and clarity of our skin affects self-esteem, confidence, relationships, etc. Take the FREE Skincare quiz under Find Your Formula at www.4ANewYou.myrandf to see recommended products that might address your skincare wishes and to restore your skin to its healthiest state. The lines I love offer options for anti-aging, sun damage/discoloration, acne, and/or sensitivity/irritation.


Meditation/Relaxation/Sleep Resources

Comic Relief/Healthy Distraction


Inspiration


Bereavement/Grief


Communication Strategies/Assertiveness


Productivity/Activity

Healthy Weight & Lifestyle Tools


Sobriety


SUPPORT GROUPS: There is only courage in seeking help!

AA: If you are concerned with a drinking problem, click here to find a supportive AA group near you.
NA: If you are concerned about addiction to any substance (drug or alcohol), click here to find an NA support group meeting near you.
Al-Anon – For Family and loved ones of problem drinkers – Click here to find a group support meeting near you.
CODA – Co-Dependents Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. Click here for a list of group meetings near you.

Smoking Cessation

  • Arizona Smoker’s Helpline: 1-800-55-66-222 ASHLine: Free services in both English and Spanish offered by quit coaches right here in Arizona, most who are former tobacco users and understand how hard it is to quit and stay quit. In addition to free telephone, you may create an online WebQuit account and work through activities, set goals, and monitor your progress from your own computer 24/7.

For Veterans: SmokefreeVET:  A new mobile text messaging service available to Veterans quitting smoking. Veterans are provided 24/7 support, tips, and encouragement to help with smoking cessation. SmokefreeVET is a collaboration between VHA Tobacco & Health and the National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch. SmokefreeVET is based on NCI’s text message smoking cessation program, which has a proven track record of success: after one month, 17% of NCI’s text program users reported that they had quit smoking and 11% were able to stay quit through 6 months.

  • www.ucanquit2.org: An educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, launched to help U.S. VA-enrolled service members and Veterans quit tobacco. This award-winning website provides the opportunity to learn more about tobacco cessation, develop a personalized plan for quitting, create a personal or public blog, and get live online help around-the-clock. Contact an expert coach to get answers about quitting tobacco, join a real-time group chat with a coach, or chat with others who are working to become tobacco free.
  • Text VET to IQUIT (47848) from their mobile phone
  • Visit www.smokefree.gov/VET

Resources for Coping with Tragedy

Racism Recovery/Sensitivity: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/isprc/manuscript415.html

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

The Road to Resilience, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx

How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx

How much news coverage is ok for children?, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/news-coverage.aspx

Talking to kids when they need help, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/help-kids.aspx

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

How to Talk to Our Kids about the Tragic Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/07/12/how-to-talk-to-our-kids-about-the-tragic-shootings-in-louisiana-minnesota-and-dallas/ 

7 Ways to Talk to Children and Youth about the Shootings in Orlando, https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/06/13/7-ways-to-talk-to-children-and-youth-about-the-shootings-in-orlando/

Talking to your kids about discrimination, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/kids-discrimination.aspx.

Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/discrimination.aspx.

Discussing discrimination (Q & A with Dr. Gwen Keita), http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/keita-qa.aspx.

Life Lessons for Kids: https://usinsuranceagents.com/life-lessons-kids

Resources for Youth

  • NotMyKid  is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of youth and families who are at-risk for drug abuse, delinquency, early school withdrawal, family dysfunction, teen pregnancy, and other behavioral health problems.
  • Amplif(I) – Partnered with notMYkid to create a voice, look, and feel that would resonate with a youth audience; delivers powerful and inspirational insight about living a positive life. Through strategic and creative collaboration, the student-facing program was named amplif(i), speaking to the mission of offering support and education through the sharing of personal stories while maintaining the organization’s brand hierarchy


Navigating Learning Disabilities and the Cost for Treatment

Children with special needs and are planning a trip to Disney: https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/planning-a-trip-to-disney-for-a-child-with-disabilities-or-medical-needs/

Skin health in youth:

Acne and skincare concerns can have grave effects on youths’ confidence, self-esteem, mood, and relationships. As a representative for Rodan + Fields Skincare products, I’ve come to find that consumers of the Unblemish Anti-Acne skincare line have found incredible improvements in their skin’s health, resulting in improved confidence and overall mood. I’ve placed some before and after photos under Unblemish on my product website. Please do consider that my role as a Psychologist does not propose added expertise regarding skincare. I am a representative of the product line and delighted with what I have seen these products offer, though I always encourage consumers to please do your due diligence and consult with medical providers with any questions regarding specific ingrerdients. I am happy to answer questions about the ordering process and all products come with a 60-day-empty-bottle-guarantee if a consumer is not entirely pleased with results. Results are clinically proven to show effectiveness within a 60-day period of consistent use. www.4anewyou2.com / www.4anewyou.myrandf.com. Please feel free to start with the FREE skincare quiz here. 

Cognitive games 

Brain games
More Games for the brain
Brainage games
Limosity

Aging/Senior Health

Retirement Resources
Medication safety: In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. Our easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs. Please see: www.rxdangers.com

Caregiver Talking Points about possible higher level of care/placement for our aging loved ones: Caregiver talking points ALF.

Preventive Care: Questions & Answers: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/preventive-care/index.html
Find an Acupuncturist: http://www.zocdoc.com/acupuncturists

American Music Therapy Association: http://www.musictherapy.org/
Art Therapy Ideas: http://www.arttherapyblog.com/c/art-therapy-ideas/

Medication Safety For The Elderly: A Guide For Patients And Caregivers: https://www.pfizer.com/files/health/medicine_safety/4-6_Med_Safety_for_Elderly.pdf

Overdose Response Guide: Awareness, Prevention, And Preparedness For Caregivers Of Addicts: http://www.drugrehab.org/overdose-response-guide/

The Ultimate Guide To Senior Nutrition: https://www.mwhomecare.com/senior-nutrition-and-eating/

The Benefits Of Cooking With Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide: http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/

Health: What To Expect In Your 70s And Beyond: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/over-70-healthy-living-tips.html

A Guide To Downsizing For Seniors And Their Loved Ones: https://www.redfin.com/blog/seniors-guide-to-downsizing

Is My Elderly Parent Incompetent? What To Do If You’re Worried: http://betterhealthwhileaging.net/qa-possible-elderly-incompetence-what-you-can-do/

Senior-Friendly Remodeling: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-friendly-remodeling/

12 Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation: http://samvednacare.com/blog/2016/04/27/12-ways-to-help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation/

Caretakers’ Guide To Moving Seniors Into A Facility: https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors/

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation: https://www.bayalarmmedical.com/medical-alert-blog/6-powerful-ways-help-seniors-avoid-isolation/

It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/home-modifications-increase-senior-safety.htm

16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started: https://www.vivehealth.com/blogs/resources/chair-exercises-for-seniors

9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens: https://www.inmyarea.com/resources/internet/9-essential-mobile-device-apps-senior-citizens

Building The Ultimate Reading Nook For Your Home: A Guide For Bookworms: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/building-the-ultimate-reading-nook-for-your-home/

Cleaning For a Reason: 

This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer – any type of cancer. If you are cancer patient submit an application by clicking on the Cleaning for a Reason above and then clicking on the Cancer Patient’s tab at the top of the webpage.

Resources for the Visually Impaired

  • Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.acbvi.org/Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc. 3100 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone 602.273.7411 / Fax 602.273.7410 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired, by providing a wide range of services aimed at • Promoting independence, dignity, and full participation in all spheres of life; at home, at work and in the community; • Educating the general public regarding the capabilities and needs of individuals who are blind and visually impaired, while serving as a resource for information about all aspects of dealing with vision loss; and • Facilitating acceptance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout society, while working toward equalization of opportunity.

SERVICESAssistive TechnologyCounseling / Social WorkOrientation & Mobility Training / Rehabilitation TeachingSocial Recreation, including Support Groups, adult continuing education, arts and crafts, computer classes, hobby groups, and special programs for the elderly.

  • Arizona Talking Book Library/Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:

Provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.

1030 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 255-5578 http://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks

Comprehensive guide to home adaptations for people with disbailities:
https://householdquotes.co.uk/disability-accommodation-guide/
For Veterans:
Free online educational tools for veterans (PTSD coach, parenting program, problem-solving skills, etc). 
  • http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/
Free mobile application to support physical/mental health.
  • NOTE: All of these mobile applications are free downloads to smartphones/tablets using the indicated operating system. 

My HealtheVet: Mobile Blue Button for Veterans: http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/Apps/BlueButtonMobile/Pages/default.aspx (iOS, & Android) Mental health: LifeArmor: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/lifearmor (iOS, & Android)

PTSD PTSD Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/PTSDCoach.asp  (iOS, & Android) CPT Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/cpt_mobileapp_public.asp  (iOS only; will be available for Android devices in summer 2014)

PE Coach: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/pe-coach  (iOS, & Android)

Mood, depression, and/or bipolar disorder: T2 Mood Tracker: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/t2-mood-tracker  (iOS, & Android) ACT Coach: http://www.ncpic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Apps-handout-for-providers-2014-02-12b.pdf  (iOS only)

Positive Activity Jackpot: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/positiveactivityjackpot (Android only)

Anxiety and Stress: Virtual Hope Box:  http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box   (iOS, & Android)

Moving Forward:  www.startmovingforward.org   (iOS only) Breathe2Relax: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/breathe2relax   (iOS, & Android)

Tactical Breather: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/tactical-breather   (iOS, & Android)

Mindfulness: Mindfulness Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/mobileapp_mindfulness_coach.asp  (iOS only) Mindfulness Meditation: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-meditation/id312327144?mt=8  (iOS only)

Insomnia/sleep: CBT-i Coach:  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/cbti-coach-app.asp   (iOS, & Android)

Smoking/tobacco cessation: Stay Quit Coach:  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/stayquit_coach_app.asp  (iOS only; will be available for Android devices in 2014)

Weight management: MOVE! Coach:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/move!-coach/id878356988?mt=8   (iOS only)

Pain: WebMD Pain Coach  (iOS, & Android)

TBI/concussion: Concussion Coach:  http://www.polytrauma.va.gov/ConcussionCoach.asp (iOS only; Coming to Google Play/Android in 2014)

mTBI Pocket Guide:  http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/mtbi  (iOS, & Android)

Parenting:  Parenting2Go:  http://www.veteranparenting.org  (iOS only)

Biofeedback:  BioZen:   http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/biozen  (Android only) *****

Mobile Blue Button for Veterans: http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/Apps/BlueButtonMobile/Pages/default.aspx

[NOTE:  All of these mobile applications are free downloads to smartphones/tablets using the indicated operating system]

Be Connected AZ
1-866-4AZ-VETS
https://beconnectedaz.org/call/:  This is a support line (not a crisis line) and is open 24/7, 365 days/year. The help is free, confidential, and open to EVERYONE. You can even call anonymously. You do not have so struggle alone. Help is available.

Reasons you may want to call:

  • You are concerned about a friend who seems to be struggling and are not sure what, if anything, you should do next.
  • You are trying to help a family member but are encountering a lot of barriers and reasons why they don’t want help and you need guidance about ways to support them.
  • You want to be better equipped to help people in your community and want to know more about how to get involved.
  • You feel overwhelmed.

Crisis Hotlines and Textlines:  Click here for resources for support in the event of crisis.

TERROS: 602.222.9444: Mobile crisis team, AZEMPACT: https://afsp.org/support_group/empact-suicide-prevention-center/

Virtual Hope Box App:  Free app you can use when you are feeling stressed or having negative thoughts. The app is able to help distract you, inspire you, relax you, and help you cope through difficult times. You can personalize the app by adding your favorite songs, inspirational quotes, meaningful pictures, and supportive messages.

Do these to feel good instead of turning to food/drink!
Self-Care - do these instead of eating!