Over the years, I have read and been recommended by teachers, fellow doctors, patients and others, a wide range of books, articles and videos on diverse subjects, related to physical and emotional health, including Sleep, Neurology, Psychology, Relationships, Science and Spirituality. A list of resources is included here for those interested in further reading.
In response to Philip Zimbardo’s “The Demise of Guys?” TED talk, Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today’s Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.
Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician who teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Christian Resource: A Biblical, practical & spiritual perspective on relationships with prayer resources and teaching about Narcissism. Shaneen Megji is a transition coach and a consultant. Her passion is to help individuals get unstuck from toxic relationships and fulfill their divine destiny. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Queen’s University and a B.A. in Religious Education (specializing in Pastoral Ministry) from Masters College and Seminary.
Dr Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA, and Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She is an author of several books including Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist, and “Don’t You Know Who I Am?”: How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. The focus of Dr. Durvasula’s clinical, academic and consultative work is the aetiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations.
Christian Resource: Know Your Enemy is a 77-part video series which discusses the global events unfolding today from a Biblical perspective, especially for those who are interested in the subject of the “New World Order”. The Fuel Project began around 2011 and exists to spread the gospel in creative, beautiful, and inspiring ways. Whether that be through books, videos, photography, music, or art, this ministry is to be a source of information, inspiration and most of all, a source of fuel that ignites real change. Mark Fairley has taught on a range of subjects including: The War on Truth, The Secret of Joy, The Reason for Pain, The Power & Spirit of Popular Music.
Christian Resource: Bible Project is a nonprofit organization that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the ancient scriptures accessible to everyone everywhere, a unified story that leads to Jesus. This diverse presentation of the old and new testament books overflows with wisdom for our modern world, a gospel message which transforms individuals and entire communities worldwide.
Christian Resource: (1) The diagnosis of a tumour in her sinus cavities leads Jennifer Yeo physically to Houston, Texas for treatment of this rare and deadly cancer. Spiritually, it leads her to a deeper encounter with God. In asking God if indeed it was time for her to meet Him, her Maker, she realises that God wants us to talk to Him, to tell Him what indeed it is that we want. And to have the faith that it will be given. But faith is a gift from God, so we need to ask for it. In this segment, Jennifer shares her testimony of how she found it in prayer and fasting, and feeding her spirit with His words. (2) Tony Low, a Malaysian, was stricken with cancer on many parts of his body. When medical doctors had given up hope, Tony was healed of terminal illness and this was recognised by his doctors as a miracle.
Christian Resource: A local pastor’s personal experience of healing and deliverance.