Resources

Tibetan Philosophy

There are innumerable resources about Tibetan philosophy / Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine. These links are for your reference only and are by no means exhaustive.

Overview of Tibetan Medicine

Illustrated intro to Tibetan Medicine
Tibetan Medicinal Plants (materia medica)

Tibetan Medicine in the World Today

Connection vs. Loneliness

Here are a few links to get you started on identifying whether or not you are lacking deep and meaningful connections, whether or not you have families, friends, colleagues, etc. Loneliness does not always look like one thing or feel the same.  You may be over-worked and lonely as you've lost time to maintain significant connections, you may be a new mom and lonely as you've lost the ability to explore or grow other parts of your mind, interests, or network. (Please note: we are not affiliates of any product, service, or site). These links are for your reference only and are by no means exhaustive.

De Jong Gierveld Scale

UCLA Loneliness Scale

CIGNA study on pervasiveness of loneliness 2021

NIH research about loneliness and anxiety, depression, cardiovascular health, and premature mortality

NIH research about loneliness and sleep
Together, book by Surgeon General of the U.S., Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, 2021

John T. Cacioppo preeminent researcher on loneliness with bibliography of publications

Connection Practices / Projects & Culinary Therapy

There are new(ish) initiatives aiming to combat disconnectedness in various ways. These are but a few.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for decreasing loneliness

LISTEN

UnLonely Project

Culinary Medicine (requires ScienceDirect login)

Cooking for psychosocial benefit

Culinary Therapy

Connecting to plants and ecosystems