What's New

We've just upgraded and redesigned our distance learning course system for Fall, 2019

by Gregg Krech -

The ToDo Institute has upgraded its distance learning course system for the new round of courses starting in 2019.  The new system will offer greater access to audio and video resources and the opportunity for videoconferencing and "office hours" as part of the course experience.  

Also look for some new courses, including

Living Fully with Illness

which will be taught by Trudy Boyle of Ottawa, Canada.

Our Half-Price Special Offer Available Now!

by Linda Anderson Krech -

Would you like to save 50% on our upcoming Mental Wellness program? 
Well, you can!  In celebration of our NEW BOOKSTORE LAUNCH, we are offering a 50% DISCOUNT to everyone who has ever taken one of our distance learning programs! 
Just CLICK HERE and then "add to cart".  It's that simple.

You don't need to be an alumnus of this particular program to benefit from this one-time special offer.As long as you've taken one of our programs in the past, you qualify. 

Sept. 14 - Oct. 14, 2017

For just $41.50, you'll be part of a 30 day program to study and practice a skill-based approach to mental wellness. You'll receive a copy of Gregg Krech's book, "A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness” (print or e-book), online resources, an experiential exercise every day, and an engaging online discussion with Gregg and participants from around the world.

This program is incredibly empowering.It is skill-based, providing clear guidance for coping with the internal and external challenges that we all encounter, while develop qualities that we can be proud of in the process. 

REGISTER HERE  to get our 50% alumni rate (whether you're an alumnus or not)!

Thank you!


2016 Living on Purpose program about to start!

by Linda Anderson Krech -

Yay for us!We made it to the new year.Now what?What do you want to do with this brand new year?

ToDo's 2016 Living on Purpose program will provide you with great food for thought as you move forward.Whether you are trying to identify a new purpose, or just stay focused on an existing one, this program offers a wealth of excellent resources that can inform the rest of your year, and possibly the rest of your life.

January 13 - February 11, 2016

Here are some questions for you to consider:  

  • Do you feel confident that you are using your time well?
  • Are you excited by and committed to your current ventures?
  • Will your current path help you to create a positive legacy?
  • Are you easily derailed from that which you consider most important?

The program addresses each of these questions, drawing on Naikan Self-Reflection and Morita Therapy, as well as the work of Viktor Frankl, Stephen Covey and William Damon.

For 30 days you will have an experiential opportunity to investigate the theme of purpose, as it relates to your own unique life.Every day you will work with an exercise that will help you to strengthen your sense of purpose and/or your ability to stay on track.

You will also have access to diverse resources that are thought-provoking and inspiring. And you'll have an opportunity to communicate with others across the globe who are also engaging in this process.

Find direction, set direction, and stay on course by joining the Living on Purpose program!

Gregg Krech will be teaching the program. Gregg, Director of the ToDo Institute, is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America.Gregg is the author of numerous books, including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, and A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness.

$78 for ToDo members;  $93 for non-members
(Please note that alumni of the Living on Purpose program are eligible for a 50% discount!)

You can REGISTER ONLINE HERE or call us at 800-950-6034 or 802-453-4440
Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Linda Anderson Krech, LICSW


A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness begins on Sept. 16!

by Linda Anderson Krech -

Many of us read books about how to live well.We want to be happy, have good relationships and make a difference in the world.But there can be a real disconnect between the ideas in those books and our ability to incorporate them into our lives.


A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness, which begins on Sept. 16, 2015, is a distance learning program that offers empowering concepts while translating them into experiential opportunities.In fact, you will be developing the following mental wellness skills throughout the month:

  • Acceptance.Acceptance is a skill that allows us to relax into a situation that is challenging, rather than trying to control and manipulate the external conditions.We practice working with the concept of "Arugamama”, a Japanese term that means "to accept things as they are”.

  • Coexisting with Unpleasant Feelings. We have a fairly limited cultural understanding about how to deal with feelings.In this course we explore the option of coexisting with feelings, while remaining fully engaged in our lives, rather than becoming entangled and derailed by challenging feelings.

  • Attention.Cultivating the skill of paying attention will enhance mental health, satisfaction, competence, wellbeing, safety, enjoyment of life, and your experience in any endeavor you participate in.It is one of the primary keys to living a rich and satisfying life.

  • Purpose.Many people feel that their lives are not driven by a purpose that matters to them.Some have not yet identified that meaningful purpose, while others are continually distracted from it.During this course we address the issue of purpose, as it plays out in our day to day lives.

  • Self-Reflection.We all have a way of understanding our unique lives and relationships and our understanding determines many of our attitudes, perspectives and choices. The practice of Naikan self-reflection gives us a chance to challenge the validity of our view of life, by shining a light on that which we might have overlooked and forgotten.The results of this process can be truly life-changing.

Please join us for this engaging and empowering month.Program includes the book, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness, by Gregg Krech, online resources and a global discussion.


Please let us know if you have any questions - todo@todoinstitute.com / (802) 453-4440.

(Please disregard if you are already registered for this program.)

Gregg Krech has been studying and teaching Japanese Psychology for the past 25 years.He is the author of several books and his work has been featured in popular publications like Tricycle, Utne Reader, Counseling Today and Experience Life.He will provide resources and personal guidance through the online discussion.

With warmest regards,

Linda Anderson Krech  

ToDo Institute



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