Mindfulness on Demand (MOD) – Lotus Center’s personalized 6-month coaching program with owner Heather Shannon, LCPC.
Shambhala – Free open houses or public meditations at main location in the West Loop. Instruction available for beginners during open houses
Laura Alden Kamm – Free guided wellness meditation.
Chopra Meditation Resource Library – Free tools to help you with your meditation practice.
WithInsight – Four interactive guides: benefits of meditation, power of energy healing, discover your life purpose, and develop your intuition.
Sounds True – Expert interviews, books, and online classes for physical, psychological and spiritual wisdom.
Eckhart Tolle Uncourse – Free online course at your own pace. Learn to be in the “now.”
Red Square – Chicago Russian and Turkish baths is a traditional Russian-style bathhouse which has operated since 1906.
King Spa – Unique Korean inspired spa that is known as “Jjim-Jil Bang” offering great relaxation to relieve stress from the body and mind.
Jade Path – Acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Moksha Yogo – Located in Bucktown. Free intro classes Thursdays 12-1pm and free community classes Saturdays 4-5:30pm
Nature Yoga – Located in Wicker Park.
Yogaview – Offers intelligent vinyasa yoga classes for all levels.
RightFitChicago – Personalized search for Chicago-based personal trainers
Health-related Meal Services
Paleo Fit Meals – Training is hard. Eating Clean is even harder…paleo fit meals cooked and delivered to you makes it easy to stay on track.
Factor 75 – Delivers performance food that feeds your sharp mind and fit body.
CJK Foods – Superfoods with super standards.
Food Sense– A free app that uses heart rate measures to show you foods that cause you to have negative reactions.
My Fitness Pal – The fastest, easiest to use calorie counter app.
Sleep Cycle – A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase.
Chicago Health & Fitness Expo -60 exhibitors at McCormick Place Convention Center July 18th and 19th.
Gluten & Allergen Free Expo – Whether you are looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be! Schaumburg, IL May 2nd-3rd 2015.
Dr. Yasko – Dr. Amy explains the importance of the methylation cycle.
MTHFR.Net – Leading resource for unbiased, researched information strictly about the MTHFR mutation.
23andme.com – Mission is to be the world’s trusted source of personal genetic information.
Lift – Motivational tool supports any goal (diet, fitness, happiness, relationships, career, hobbies) through social support and informational insights.
StikK – StickK empowers you to better your lifestyle, offering commitment contracts to show the value you put on achieving your goals.
AA – Is AA Right for you? Call the Chicago area service office and ask for help: 312-346-1475.
NA – Non-profit fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
OA – Twelve Step Program for people who have a problem with eating compulsively.
Al-Anon/Alateen – Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems
SMART Recovery – Offers a secular scientific alternative if you are seeking independence from alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and other addictive behaviors.
Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline – 1-800-248-7475.
Chicago Cares -Builds volunteer experiences that mobilize and inspire people to make Chicago a stronger community.
826CHI – 826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Fun on a Budget
Movies in the Parks – Free movies around the city from June through September.
Millennium Park Summer Film Series – Free movies every Tuesday night June 24th through August 26th.
Grant Park Music Festival – Free music Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays June 11-August 16 in Millennium Park.
Chicago Summer Dance – Free dance lessons Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays June 27th-September 14th.
El Circo Cheapo – Features an ever changing cast of some of the world’s most talented circus performers and seat reservation fees are cheap.
Neofuturists – One of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in America. Shows under $20.
Nonviolent Communication – Practical skills partnered with a powerful consciousness to help you get what you want peacefully.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Concepts, behaviors and skills that guide couples toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
10 Lessons to Transform your Marriage – Vital tools to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication
The 5 Love Languages – Falling in love is easy, but maintaining healthy relationships is a lifelong pursuit.
The Miracle of Mindfulness – Each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
Radical Acceptance – Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha.
The Shadow Effect – Illuminating the hidden power of your true self.
Stillness Speaks – When we connect to the Stillness within, we move beyond our active minds and emotions and discover great depths of lasting peace, contentment, and serenity.
The Power of Now – To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind.
Destructive Emotions – A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama.
The Language of Emotions – Work with your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom in healthy and useful ways.
The Gifts of Imperfection – Power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
The Power of Habit – Takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
Good to Great – Based on a five-year research project comparing teams that made a leap to those that did not.
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Offers practical advice and techniques, in an exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.
Essentialism – The Way of the Essentialist involves doing less, but better, so you can make the highest possible contribution.
The Road to Wealth – Answers you need to more than 2,000 personal finance questions to ensure you make the most of what you have.
Mint – Free and fast tool to organize and categorize your spending.
I Will Teach You to be Rich – Community focused on personal finance and entrepreneurship.