Relaxing Reading At Home

BBTV Wellness Guide

Return to the blog
Avatar of BBTV


April 20, 2020

The BBTV Wellness Guide includes links to different platforms and services related to Mental Health, Meditation, Fitness, Healthy Eating, Family Education, Entertainment, and more. Our goal is to support the mental and physical health of everyone working from home, so connect with us @broadbandtv on social media if you have any ideas!

Please note the information included below has been contributed by various individuals and third parties without endorsement by BBTV. By clicking a link, you are leaving the BBTV environment and BBTV does not endorse any such content.

Mental Health and Meditation

Mental Health

  • reflectly – Journal utilizing AI to help you structure and reflect upon your thoughts and problems. Your Personal Mental Health companion
  • Starling – Free and confidential digital mental health program
  • The Fabulous – Science based app intended to help build healthy rituals into your life
  • THINK’n – A web based program divided into short modules intended to teach strategies that help decrease stress, increase resiliency and prevent mental illness
  • Happify – Overcome stress and negative thoughts. Build Resilience

Breathwork & Meditation: Reported benefits of this practice:

  • Strengthened immunity, calm the mind, and create mental clarity
  • Increased lung capacity
  • Sense of calm and well-being
  • Relief from physical/emotional pain
  • Increased creativity
  • Promote an alkaline environment to boost disease resistance

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health


Anxiety & Body Image Resources

This time at home with no access to gyms and no routine and the feeling of food insecurity can feel frightening to a lot of people with a history of food and body image issues. Obviously this is no replacement for therapy, but if you’re feeling anxious, these are some great resources. A lot of individuals in that space on Instagram are also providing advice on how to get through this particularly difficult time.

Addiction Support Resources


Workouts (FREE unless noted otherwise)




Running & Cycling

  • Nike Run Club on the Apple Watch – use to track your running pace
  • Couch to 5K App for those that want to improve on running
  • Peloton app – App is currently free for new users for 90 days
  • Mile High Run Club – @milehighrunclub
  • Zombies, Run! – App to add some excitement to your run
  • Zwift – Virtual cycling, rides, training and races
  • Wahoo Kickr indoor bike trainer on deep discount



Meal Delivery Kits and Eating Well 




  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown
  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodren
  • Search Inside Yourself by Chade Meng Tan 
  • Attached by Amir Levine M.D.
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • Resilience by Lisa Lisson
  • Measure What Matters by John Doerr
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Altered Traits by Dan Goleman and Richie Davidson 
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 
  • Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff
  • Trailblazer by Marc Benioff
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • When Breath Becomes Air
  • Human + Machine
  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • Have a library card? Download Libby, Overdrive or Hoopla to access free library ebooks, audiobooks, and more
  • Scribd (offering their entire library for free for 1 month)
  • Audible Stories – kid stories are free while school is on pause
  • Word eBook – kid stories are free while school is on pause
  • All of Harry Potter on Audible read by Stephen Fry
  • Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown
  • Mistborn Series  by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Stormlight Archive – Also by Brandon Sanderson
  • Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab
  • The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Discworld series by Terry Prachett
  • The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
  • Old Man’s War Trilogy by John Scalzi
  • Blindsight by Peter Watts
  • The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
  • The Great Book of Amber
  • The Wheel of Time Series
  • Three Body Problem series by Cixin Liu
  • Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Dan Brown 
  • The whole Harry Hole book series by Jo Nesbø
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  • The 7 book series by Nicci French about Frieda Klein, a psychotherapist who becomes a detective in London 
  • I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh
  • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
  • Sue Grafton series
  • Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Kingsbridge Series by Ken Follett
  • The Century Trilogy Series by Ken Follett
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • The Help
  • Josephine B
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Romance
  • The Vintage Girl’s Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood
  • Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
  • The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Fight of Flight by Samantha Young
  • Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Beartown by Frederik Backman
  • Us Against You by Frederik Backman (sequel to Beartown)
  • A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
  • The Dinner List by Rebecca Searle
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
  • Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • This Perfect day by Ira Levin
  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Ph.K.Dick


  • Red Handed
  • The Missing Cryptoqueen 
  • Fake Heiress
  • Crime Junkie
  • Goop 
  • Wait Wait! Don’t Tell Me the NPR News Quiz
  • NPR – How I Built This
  • This American Life
  • Today, Explained
  • Science Friday
  • StarTalk (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)
  • Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
  • Ask a Spaceman
  • Good Ancestor Podcast
  • Canadaland
  • The Secret Life of Canada
  • Embodied Astrology (Renee Sills)
  • Irresistible
  • End of the World
  • Science VS
  • The Daily from NYTimes
  • Radiolab 
  • The Slowdown
  • On the Media
  • Spacepod 
  • Hidden Brain
  • Code Switch
  • Invisibilia 
  • Tara Brach – free guided meditation
  • West Cork
  • Reply all
  • Serial
  • Dave Ramsey
  • RichRoll
  • Business Wars
  • a16z
  • Marketing School (Niel Patel)
  • TED – The Interview
  • Under the Influence (CBC)
  • Tech News Weekly
  • Social Media Marketing
  • American Innovations
  • Tech meme ride home
  • Code[ish]
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class
  • Getting Curious with JVN
  • TED Radio Hour
  • Over the Road
  • Ear Hustle
  • Point Mystic
  • How to Survive the End of the World
  • Sandra
  • Criminal
  • Bad Blood
  • Tim Ferriss Show
  • You’re Wrong About
  • Mike Rowe
  • Dr. Death
  • LadyGang
  • The Stacks
  • 99% Invisible
  • Every Little Thing
  • Reply All- dupe 
  • Feel Better, Live More
  • The School of Greatness
  • The adventure zone
  • The dream
  • The shrink next door
  • Grumpy old geeks
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Armchair Expert
  • Love Letters
  • Modern Love
  • Second Life
  • The Moth
  • What I Wore When
  • You’re Dead to Me – BBC radio
  • NPR Chill music 6 hour  playlist – Isle of Calm
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • Head In The Game
  • Blackout (Starring Ramy Malek)
  • Freakonomics radio
  • Up and Vanished
  • Chips with Everything
  • The Morning Toast 
  • School of Greatness
  • Aubrey Marcus Podcast
  • All of the Critical Role series
  • Acquisitions Incorporated
  • Acq Inc: C Team
  • Philosophize This!
  • Making Sense with Sam Harris
  • Mindscape with Sean Carroll
  • The Psychology podcast with Dr. S.B.Kauffman
  • The Archers (BBC Radio 4)
  • Audio Dharma
  • Revisionist History


  • One Strange Rock
  • Where to Invade Next?
  • She’s Gotta Have It
  • When They See Us
  • Inside Bill Gates Brain
  • Diana (Two Part Documentary)
  • Love Is Blind
  • YOU 
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Locke & Key 
  • The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez 
  • Witcher 
  • Dirty John 
  • Broadchurch 
  • The Circle
  • Grace & Frankie
  • Arrested Development
  • Outlander
  • The Ranch 
  • Queen of the South 
  • Cheer 
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Office
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Crown
  • Manifest
  • Don’t F**ck with Cats (Netflix)
  • The Good Place 
  • Luther
  • Lucifer
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Better Call Saul
  • Altered Carbon
  • The end of the f***ing world
  • Another Life
  • Good girls
  • Money Heist
  • Atypical 
  • Something in the Rain
  • Crash Landing on You
  • Kingdom
  • Dark
  • OA 
  • Glitch
  • Sherlock  
  • The Stranger
  • Safe
  • Top Boy
  • Bodyguard
  • The Politician
  • Younger
  • Mindhunter
  • Justified
  • The Magicians 
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • Peep Show
  • Mad Men
  • Sense 8
  • The Spy
  • Chill with Bob Ross
  • The Good Place
  • The Pharmacist
  • Dead to Me
  • Sex Education 
  • Ozark 
  • The Crown
  • After Life
  • Black Mirror
  • Itaewon Class
  • Prison Playbook
  • The IT Crowd
  • Castlevania
  • The Other Two
  • Dirty Money
  • Rise of Empires: Ottoman
  • Fauda
  • Designated Survivor
  • Narcos
  • Gentified
  • The Killing
  • Die Brücke
  • New Amsterdam
  • Chef’s Table
  • 100 Humans
  • Marianne
  • Reign
  • Godless
  • Person of Interest
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Unbelievable 
  • Tiger King 
  • People just do nothing

Hulu (US only)

  • Devs
  • High Fidelity
  • Shrill
  • Handmaid’s Tale 
  • Castle Rock
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Scream Queens
  • American Horror Story
  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Homeland
  • Killing Eve
  • Survivor
  • The Bachelor


  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Veep
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Fleabag
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Unreal
  • Good Omens
  • The Boys
  • Hunters 
  • Man in the High Castle
  • Jack Ryan
  • Fear The Walking Dead
  • Parenthood
  • Treadstone
  • Picard
  • The Expanse
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Goliath
  • Queen Sono
  • Burning love
  • Handmaid’s Tale
  • 30 Rock
  • McMillion$


  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople 
  • Romi and Michelle 
  • Alien (1979, Amazon Prime)
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • Shutter Island (Netflix)
  • Interstellar (Amazon Prime)
  • Parasite (Amazon Prime)
  • Bombshell
  • Dumplin
  • Peanut Butter Falcon
  • 1917
  • John Wick series
  • The Martian
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Farewell
  • Honeyboy
  • Uncut Gems
  • Booksmart

Virtual Experiences/Activities

Live Animal + Pet Webcams

Kids Resources

Information For Parents

Thank you to our friends at Salesforce for sharing many of these ideas!

You may also like

With Us

Envelope icon

Subscribe to our Newsletter

*Indicates Required Fields

By completing this form, you consent to receiving communications from BBTV. You can revoke your consent at any time. The information provided will be processed in accordance with BBTV's privacy policy.

This website uses cookies to ensure you the best experience on our website. Learn more