North Ottawa Wellness Foundation


North Ottawa Wellness Foundation Resources

Are you curious for more? Helpful tools for bringing more self awareness to your life? And more self-regulation once you find yourself in the stress response? Reducing habit energy in unhelpful areas of your life? Increasing healthy habits and practices? Interested in the research behind the tips and strategies suggested?

Please enjoy the numerous tips and resources compiled here to support a healthier lifestyle for you, creating a healthier community for all of us.

The printable resources were created for you to use and share with others in your life. Print as many as you would like, post them at the office, at home, in your car and on the refrigerator door at home. Share them with family, friends and co-workers. Let’s create healthier lifestyles for ourselves, and a healthier, happier and more vital community for all of us.

An Action Plan to Fight Unhealthy Inflammation, Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School suggests six ways to prevent unhealthy inflammation, including choosing a healthy dietexercising regularly and managing stress.

Read the Article

North Ottawa Wellness Foundation Challenge

Use this one month challenge to guide you to one small step toward greater WELLness using the tips, strategies and tools of the North Ottawa Wellness Foundation website.

North Ottawa Wellness Foundation Challenge [PDF]

NOCH Health & Wellness

NOCHS’ mission is to work in partnership with you to develop an individual health plan focused on prevention that includes proactive strategies to help you achieve and maintain optimal health.

Get Started on Your Health Plan

Book Recommendations – 
The Bookman Bookstore in Grand Haven

Use the link below to order recommended books supporting wellness directly from our wonderful, local bookstore.

Effective Stress Management & Emotional Balance

“Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness” – Harvard Business Review. Mindfulness is no longer a buzz word, it’s a reality. Download Article

More Present, More Effective – Applying the Benefits of Mindfulness to the Adult-Child Relationship. By YMCA USA
Download Article

  • “Just One Thing” Is the free e-newsletter by neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson. The newsletter suggests a simple practice each week that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart. These practices are grounded in brain science, positive psychology, and contemplative training.

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Effective Stress Management & Emotional Balance

Exercise, Movement & Quality Sleep

Ottawa County Parks and Recreation’s Step it Up! Program

Dr. Martin Seligman’s Three Good Things Practice

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Exercise, Movement & Quality Sleep

Helping Self, Helping Others




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Helping Self, Helping Others

Neuroscience of Meditation

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