The best websites to aid your self help and self growth journey

Looking for some pick me up? Some motivation, inspiration, healing, a better life, abundance, spiritual growth or simply peace of mind? There are so many online resources available that have everything from inspiring content and courses- both free and paid.

We have compiled(and are always adding to) this list of some of the best self-help websites to bring a touch of positivity, healing and motivation to our reader’s lives.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to help with the upkeep of the website. But the websites are on this list as we genuinely louurrvvee them and wouldn’t bat an eyelid to recommend them regardless of affiliate linking.

List of best self help, self care, positive, motivational and inspirations blogs and websites


Best Websites for Courses, Thought leaders; and learning meditation, mindfulness and healing

Here are some amazing websites that have courses and authors who are among the best in bringing forth one, many or all of: positivity, self help, healing, energy healing, spiritual, mindfulness, meditation techniques and more.

We'd say don't try to go to all the websites at once. It is too much information to digest at once. Moreover, there will be different things you will resonate with based on your unique circumstances at any point of time. One day you may feel like you need help with x and resonate with a particular modality, author or article. Another day it may be something completely different.

So go easy, save this link for easy reference later, as we are continually updating it as well

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1. Hay House

Best for: Courses for everything from Energy Healing, Oracle cards, Alternate Healing, Meditation, Mindfulness and more

The late Louise Hay(find posts related to her work here) founded Hay Housing Publishing and is a pioneer in the field of self help. She is a true inspiration who brought to our access authors, healers, spirit workers and gurus such as Doreen Virtue (think Angels, Oracle cards and Card reading), the late Wayne Dyer(here you will find our post about him) and many more. The Hay House website and their affiliated websites is a treasure trove of books, online courses, calendars, daily quotes and so much wisdom.

2. Udemy

Best for : All sorts of learning, not limited to self development

Though Udemy.com covers all topics under the sun, they have several interesting courses in the self help and similar topics. See our post dedicated to Udemy to know about the best courses they have to offer from Yoga Teacher training, Healthy eating to coding.

Interested in learning meditation or mindfulness? Check out OpenMindBodySoul.com's list of Best Meditation and Mindfulness Apps

3. Mindvalley

Best for: Courses for learning everything from Chakras, Tai Chi, Energy Healing, Alternate Healing, Meditation, Mindfulness and more

If you have never heard of MindValley.com, you are going to thank us after this! Hats off to Vishen Lakhiani for his fantastic initiative of bring together the best of mind, body and soul under the wing of Mindvalley.com. They host the best of the best:

  • Energy Healers such as Donna Eden

  • Qi gong courses by Lee Holden

  • Chakra Healing, dressing your truth by Carol Tuttle

  • Quantum Healing courses

  • Love and above and Unlimited Abundance courses by Christie Marie Sheldon

  • and so much more

Here is the link to current FREE COURSES BY MINDVALLEY.

4. DailyOm

Best for: Learning meditation, Yoga, self development

DailyOm.com is full of inspiration, daily horoscopes and courses for the mind, body and spirit. Their about page says the mission of their website is to 'bring the world together by offering messages of consciousness and awareness to people of all walks of life.' DailyOm has courses in Yoga, self improvement, energy work, healthy living, relationships, home and garden, spirituality, manifesting and money and more. I have personally tried 'A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back.' What sets them apart is you can choose how much you want to pay for each course- $10, $25 or $ 40. This makes the courses accessible for those who cannot afford to pay too much.

5. Dandapani.org

Best for: Learning Meditation

Dandapani has been an absolute eye opening personality for me- he dresses like a Hindu priest with his Rudraskhra beads and vermilion on his forehead. But his words, humor and relate-able examples cut through and resonated. He is a Hindu priest and self development speaker (many call him a monk) who spend 10 whole years learning meditation and discipline under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s prominent spiritual leaders, Sivaya Subramuniyaswam.

I bumped into his videos on youtube and was blown away by his take on meditation, concentration and discipline. On his website, he has a paid 12 week course on meditation and mind, which I wish wasn't so expensive. For now I will do with the talks on his website Dandapani.org and the youtube videos.

5. Art of Living

Best for: Learning all the limbs of Yoga

Art of living was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual and humanitarian leader who is on a mission for a stress-free and violence-free society. His programs have bought to millions across 155 countries yoga, meditation and wisdom. Programs offered include the Happiness Program, Art of Meditation and Sri Sri Yoga.

You can take it to the next level by attending a retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Centre in the picturesque mountains in Boone, California. Just watching the intro video gives us the sense of our stress melting always, so we can only imagine how profound it would be to actually attend a retreat in person.

5. The Clearing Statement / Access Consciousness

Best for: Clearing blocks and living a happy, fulfilling life

Tired of hearing happiness or what you want is a just choice? Or do you somewhere believe it is a choice but you don't know how to exercise that choice? Tried different modalities and don't really get any results? Then you will be very happy to bump into Access Consciousness.

Discovering access consciousness has been absolutely life changing. Having discovered, researched and experienced many different healing modalities, Access has been one of the most moving. It has helped me truly recognize how to live life without judging others and mainly yourself, to be able to choose (joy) and live a life of possibilities.

Founded by Gary Douglas, one of the most amazing tool of the many tools of Access is the Clearing Statement. The 'Get your Happy on' page have good introduction videos to the following 4 tools of Access Consciousness (includes a video explains the Clearing statement):

-Is this yours

-Light or heavy

-Ease, Joy and Glory (mantra)

-The clearing statement

After learning about Access, I have been learning more by watching Dr Dain Heer's videos on youtube, using the Access App and reading the posts on the Access Consciousness blog. They also have classes and facilitators of the different tools like the Access Bars, foundation classes, advanced and other classes, all over the world. In my several weeks of getting acquainted with Access, have come across, learnt and used simply empowering tools.

6. Tony Robins

He is not your Guru, going by the title of Tony Robin’s Netflix documentary covering one of his sold out massive live events (that costs hundreds of dollars). Physically Tony Robins looks like a huge rugby player or a heavy weight wrestler. His voice, personality, energy and most importantly his inspiring life oozes strength yet warmth. He is there to uplift people and to help them get over their blocks in life- be it mental, career, relationships or business related. He does everything from live events, coaching, retreats to online training. Head over to Tony Robin’s blog for some inspiring reads.

7. Gaia.com

Best for: Expanding your consciousness, learning yoga and meditation

Gaia, pronounced as 'guy - ah', in Greek mythology refers to the mother earth goddess, revered as mother, nurturer and giver of life. Based off this concept is Gaia.com who are on a mission to build a more conscious world. They are the Netflix of Conscious media.

They have over 8000 online Films, Shows & Classes on yoga, meditation, personal transformation, and alternative healing. All of this is available on any device starting from 99 cents (Australian) a month for their trial. At the time of this post update, the 3 month plan costs $38 (Australian) and an annual plan costs $133. I haven’t personally given it a go, if you have tried it out, let us know your experience.

Best Blogs that motivate and inspire

Of course us :) And here is a list of some others:

1. Mind Body Green:

Mind Body Green is a website with a simple layout which showcases their motto “eat. move. live. breathe. love. revitalize.” This is one of the simplest mottos and the website lives by the same. With an inspired and dedicated team as well as some regular contributors, this website is one of the best on the internet when it comes to self-help. The website is a great option to get your daily dose of inspiration.

2. Tiny Buddha:

If you are someone who is having a hard time “letting go” or think that “life sucks”, Tiny Buddha is the place for you. It was founded in 2009, by Lori Deschene. In Lori's words, “Though I run this site, it is not mine. It’s ours. It’s not about me. It’s about us. Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful and useful as mine.”

The website sticks to this principle and is one of the best places on the internet for regular posts on happiness, love, relationships, change, meaning, mindfulness, spirituality, simplicity, minimalism, letting go, and more. Have a look at the vibrant website.

3. Simple Reminders:

As the name suggests, this website is dedicated to reminding you of the simpler things in life. Regularly posted blogs and posts are enough to remind you to love yourself. If self-help means helping oneself by several means, this website encompasses the same feeling. With the long-time tagline “It's the SIMPLE THINGS that matter most!”, the brand has amassed a huge fan following across several outlets. Follow this website to appreciate the value of the simpler things in life.

4. Steve Pavlina:

It is the brainchild of Steve Pavlina, one of the most influential American authors and motivational speaker. The website was started in the year 2004 and it can be called one of the most impactful self-help website. The blog website covers topics such as personal development, productivity, motivation, goal setting, spirituality, and much more. Steve uncopyrighted all his work except his book Personal Development For Smart People in the year 2010. This is one website that will push your boundaries for the better.

Prefer books instead of sitting in front of a screen? Check out our post of the best self help and personal development books covering topics of Abundance, Relationships, Spirituality, Healthy Eating & Yoga, Mind & Psychology, Mindfulness & Meditation and more.

5. Positively Positive:

As the name suggests, this website is dedicated to positivity. With categories like Inspiring, Living, Loving, Playing, Working, and Giving, Positively Positive will turn out to be your go-to website when the chips are down. From topics like mindfulness to overcoming adversities, this is a site that speaks for itself. As the website says, “We’re here every day to help keep your Positivity Tank topped off. And maybe you’ll find something here that brightens your day a little. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll find something that changes your life.” Positively positive is one of the best self-help websites for positivity and motivation that has a great interface to interest everyone.

6. Great Day:

True to its name, this website will make your day a great one. The Great Day or The Daily Motivator is the brainchild of Ralph Marston. Initially started as a “labor of love”, it has become one of the most popular places for daily positivity. The premise of the website is sending out brief daily email messages of motivation and personal development, as well as serve as an online motivational library and images. This is what the website has to say about its content: The Daily Motivator is published six days a week (every day except Sunday). The current day’s message is always on the main page. Each message is written personally by Ralph Marston, and each one is original. Though the positive concepts in The Daily Motivator messages are reinforced again and again, the individual messages never repeat.

7. Good:

“Good” is a social network for positivity and social change. Yes, in the times of the Facebook and Twitter rants, there is exists a website that speaks good. The website is here since 2006 and it has helped millions of people “live well and do good”. There are several outlets that are a part of the Good Media Brand. All the websites in the group work towards the common goal of making the world a better place. Considering a list of best self-help websites for positivity and motivation without this website can be considered a sin. Stories of people actually dealing with adversities and getting out stronger is a great medium of motivation. Good makes sure the power of “good” reaches everyone.

8. Tut:

A look at the simple website makes one remind of the mission of Tut's mission. Tut’s mission is to remind us of life’s fundamental truths: that life is magical, we are powerful, and dreams really do come true. TUT or The Universal Talks is globally known for empowering thoughts and create a visualization to manifest dreams, create change and start over. It is one of the most interesting websites that receive a high number of visitors looking for some daily positivity and motivation.

8. Jay Shetty:

Jay Shetty is simply put, uber inspirational. His website says he is 'a Motivational & Lifestyle vlogger, presenter and former monk.' Jay has a huge fan following, his posts and videos garner millions of views. After seeing his videos you can see how charming and inspiring this young under 30's(at the time of this post) is. He uses his presence to spread consciousness and positive messages. Rather than his website, Jay Shetty's facebook, youtube and instagram pages are better places to access his inspiring content.

This list is by any means not exhaustive, but those that we have bumped into. We keep expanding this list so if you of know any websites or blog that can be added, drop us a note and we will check it out.

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