Inspirational Sites, Free Online Education & More
Sometimes you just need to be inspired! Following are resources with the power to brighten your day or learn something new.
www.beliefnet.com – a source with articles and reflections on spirituality, faith and religion. *Site contains a great deal of advertising.
greatergood.berkeley.edu – an exploration into the science of well-being including positive psychology, mindfulness, empathy, kindness and more from The University of California, Berkley.
www.elephantjournal.com – a collection of beautiful writings on empathy, relationships, emotional healing and overall well-being. I learn something every time I visit! Lots of ads pop up along the side, you can easily disregard those.
www.happinessclub.com – a site from Lionel Ketchian designed to increase happiness with meetings throughout CT and around the US.
The Happiness Project
happiness-project.com – from author Gretchen Rubin an exploration in what it takes to achieve happiness.
www.hayhouseradio.com – free informational and inspirational webinars from today’s leading experts in healing.
www.healyourlife.com – a site from Hay House that includes many leaders in spiritual health including Louise L. Hay.
Free Online Education
alison.com – free courses from top publishers, many that allow for you to pay to be certified.
www.class-central.com – immerse yourself in a wide variety of classes from living a happy life to graphic desing.
College Open Textbooks
collegeopentextbooks.org/ – access free college textbooks.
Coursera – Free Online Courses
www.coursera.org – a place to learn everything from computer programming to marketing.
www.khanacademy.org – the site’s motto is “you can learn anything.” Don’t you just love that?
ocw.mit.edu – free college courses from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
www.mooc-list.com – Massive Open Online Courses is just that, a large list of free courses. Use the search tool at the top right to sort courses by university, provider, certificate options, etc. Be aware that there are Google Ads at the top of the page.
Open Education Database
oedb.org/open – take a wide variety of college courses online in areas such as health & medicine, business, arts and more.
www.open.edu/openlearn/ – free online classes from The Open University.
Smart Study – Open Textbooks
1,000+ Open Textbooks – this link was sent to me by a reader and although it was hard to decipher who actually runs the site, it appears to be a great resource.
www.udemy.com – offers a mix of inexpensive and free courses in the arts, marketing, business, etc.
Consumer Reports (Health)
www.consumerreports.org/health/home.htm – Unbiased reviews on medical care and treatments. *Some of the content requires a subscription
documentaryheaven.com – just like the name suggests, if you love documentaries then you will be in heaven here. They’re free!
iTunes – Health & Medicine
itunes.apple.com – a free source for educational podcasts and meditations. *Note: This does require a free download of iTunes software.
www.medgift.com – A place for patients to create a wish list that can be shared with family & friends. Like a wedding registry for those who are sick.
odewire.com – a site for “intelligent optimists” from the editors of Ode Magazine.
Social Security Benefits Guide
www.simpledollar.com – this guide from Simple Dollar is chock full of ads (ignore them), but also lots of good advice on SSI.
[Last Updated: 2/3/17]