The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is an international professional organization whose members and leaders are committed to the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) principles. The HAES movement is a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It is also a movement working to promote size acceptance, to end weight discrimination and stigma, and to lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness.

Carolina Abortion Fund The Carolina Abortion Fund was founded in 2011 by a group of volunteers who wanted to assist low-income patients in North Carolina who have chosen to have an abortion but cannot afford the whole cost. We believe that income should not limit individuals' ability to make reproductive decisions.  In North Carolina, abortion is not covered by Medicaid or military insurance. Those who are covered by those programs or who don't have insurance must pay for their medical bills entirely out of pocket. With the help of volunteers, we run a helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year in coordination with health clinics across the state to provide small grants to low-income patients.

Our Voice, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. The agency was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer grassroots organization. The agency remained underground until 1982 when we received our non-profit status and the first employee was hired. Now, 40 years and considerable growth later, Our VOICE employs six paid staff and over 50 volunteers, working both to support the healing of survivors of sexual violence and to prevent future acts of sexual violence.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 

MUSE ™ | Meditation Made Easy  Passively detects changes in your brain from outside your head through a brain sensing headband. Uses EEG technology, which hospitals and clinics have used for over a century, to provide real time feedback while you meditate.

Apps We Love

Insight Timer Home to more than 1,400,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation apps on the Android and IOS stores.

Pacifica  is an app for stress, anxiety, and worry based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation, and wellness. Comprised of five core activities, Pacifica is designed as a daily tool to help people address stress and anxiety at a gradual pace.

Andrew Johnson Meditations For over 20 years, Andrew Johnson has been helping people relax, change and create the lives they want through his range of self-care MP3 downloads, Apps and Workshops. His work has motivated and empowered people across the world and helped them cope with stress, overcome anxiety or fears, break habits and achieve their full potential. 

Kristin Neff Self-Compassion Exercises Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.

 

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