My Best Sources of Insight!

November 15, 2017



Recently, I've been asked where my "spur of the moment" articles are coming from.  I've realized that this internal wealth of thoughts and feelings have almost always been sparked by amazing books I've read or continue to read on a daily basis (also called "daily readers"). Ted Talks are also a wonderful place to ignite curiosity!



If you're like me, and seldom find down time to read (I could probably read, but by the time I get home I just want to watch Netflix or play Nintendo), I suggest you try out the Audible app! I listen to books during my commute to work and on long drives.


Here is a list of the ones that stick out to me:



Vulnerability, Mindfulness, and Spirituality:


  • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron

  • Peace is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • The Miracle of Mindfulness – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Fear – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • No Mud, No Lotus – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Daring Greatly  - Brené Brown

  • Rising Strong  - Brené Brown

  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie

  • Journey to the Heart  (daily reader) – Melody Beattie

  • The Language of Letting Go (daily reader) – Melody Beattie

  • The Book of Awakening (daily reader) – Mark Nepo




  • Straight Pepper Diet - Joseph Naus

  • Love Warrior - Glennon Doyle

  • Dry - Augusten Burroughs

  • Chancers - Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin

  • The Bitter Taste of Dying - Jason Smith

  • How to Murder Your Life - Cat Marnell



Ted Talks - YouTube

  • The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

  • Listening to Shame – Brene Brown

  • How to Make Stress Your Friend – Kelly McGonigal




Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it ~ Rumi


*Photo taken of Brené Brown's "Daring Greatly"

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