Some of our best opportunities for growth come from jumping in the deep end and giving things a go, while others come from the things we read, listen to and watch.
I have put together a mini-library of some of the things that have positively impacted me and the way I live my life. Some of these won't be a fit for you, right now or maybe not ever, which is why I encourage you to explore widely and become a sponge for knowledge and learning.
In the spotlight
"It is through others that we become ourselves."
Lev S. Vygotsky
As an avid reader, of both fiction and non-fiction, I believe that books have the ability to teach and guide us in such beautiful ways, as we navigate the journey that is our lives.
Untamed | Glennon Doyle
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man | Emmanuel Acho
Big Magic | Elizabeth Gilbert
Braving the Wilderness | Brene Brown
The Resilience Project | Hugh Van Cuylenburg
The Untethered Soul | Michael A. Singer
The Road Less Travelled | M. Scott Peck
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Tiny Habits | BJ Fogg PhD
The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dahlia Harris
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself | Dr Joe Dispenza
I'm Still Here | Austin Channing Brown
Rock your Light | Tracey Spencer
Find a Way: One Untamed and Courageous Life | Diana Nyad
The Power of Now | Eckhart Tolle
Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Abom
Revelation | Russell Brand
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior | Dan Millman
The Life you were Born to Live | Dan Millman
Think Like a Monk | Jay Shetty
Bolder | Carl Honore
This Chair Rocks - A Manifesto Against Ageism | Ashton Applewhite
Have a listen
I love that I can flick on my phone no matter where I am and have easy access to audio books, podcasts, interviews, webinars. Here's a few of my walking/driving/lunch-breaking go-tos as well as some that are on my 'to listen' pile (recommendations from my beautiful community).
Be Anitracist | Ibram X. Kendi
We Can Do Hard Things | Glennon Doyle
The Guilty Feminist | Deborah Frances-White
Under the Skin | Russell Brand
Unlocking Us | Brene Brown
The Priestess Podcast | Julie Parker
The Imperfects | Hugh Van Cuylenburg & Ryan Shelton
Real Rebel | Katie Buemann
Shine Online | Ellie Swift
Super Soul | Oprah Winfrey
The Power of Vulnerability | Brene Brown
The Universe Has Your Back | Gabrielle Bernstein
Live your Lightwork | Tracey Spencer
The Women of Influence | Kate Meade
For your viewing
Film and other visual mediums have always provided me not only with a form of entertainment, but also a valuable opportunity to learn and grow through the inspiring eyes of others.