Online Resources

View of Coit Tower from somewhere in Russian Hill (San Francisco, CA)

Here are links to some of my absolute favorite sources of content, divided into everything fitness-related and everything non-fitness, as well as into primary resources and honorable mentions.

Primary resources are those select sources I regularly keep up to date with. Honorable mentions are resources that were:

  • at one point a primary resource
  • never a primary resource but still warrant infrequent checks, or
  • a resource I’ve only ever checked a couple times but still recognize the content to be of quality

Blogs

Podcasts

  • Liberated Body – somatic thought leaders sharing their insights on the body 🔥🔥🔥
  • Ask Mike Reinold – Q&A format where each episode, a few performance physical therapists address questions submitted by those in the industry
  • Honorable Mentions – when I have the time, I listen to a new episode of one of the above podcasts, though rarely will I listen to one of the quality podcasts below:
    • Move Smart Podcast – highly, highly recommend listening to this one. In “Honorable Mentions” only because there hasn’t been an update in a year
    • Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy – It’s interesting seeing how the Yin, body-based ‘bottom-up’ approach of Somatics marriages with the Yang, traditional emotional-cognitive ‘talking’ approach of Psychotherapy
    • Evolve Move Play – Rafe Kelley has an awesome podcast on his YouTube channel

Websites

  • Internal Power Training – Chris Davis does a great job demystifying the Internal Martial Arts through a scientific approach, emphasizing their important relation to the fascia
  • Honorable Mentions

Blogs

  • Urban Daoist – the blog of Serge Augier, le professeur of the Taoist school I am in
  • Scholar Sage – an online Daoist magazine. serious students and practitioners of the Way are few and far between, so it can come as quite a relief reading their stories
  • Brain Pickings – one hell of a blog
  • Sam Harris – I enjoy seeing Sam’s perspective on things, with him being a spiritual-atheist-neuroscientist-skeptic-author-philosopher and all
  • Paulo Coelho – author of The Alchemist, his blog is regularly updated with spiritual-themed short reads
  • Zen Habits – picked up a number of valuable tips (i.e. zen habits) for use in daily life
  • Bill Moyers – I don’t check the news, but if I do, I check Moyers & Company
  • Honorable Mentions

Podcasts

  • Waking Up – always a pleasure listening to Sam Harris articulate his thoughts and facilitate conversations with some great minds (note: I generally avoid his episodes concerning religion or politics)
  • Honorable Mentions

Websites

  • English Language & Usage – for all my English nerds
  • Unsplash – I source most of the photos I use from here
  • Stephen Ellcock – Stephen Ellcock is an exceptionally talented art curator, sharing his art selections on his Facebook wall
  • Matthew Silver – a genius performance fartist
  • DailyArt – not a website, but an amazing mobile app that delivers a new piece of art daily, with an accompanying short story explaining the art piece