The Best of the Best

Hello Friends!

Can you believe it?!? This newsletter is one year old!! 12 months ago, I sent out the first issue, entitled “Well that sounds interesting!” to share my love of books, podcasts, articles and resources for personal growth, professional development, and the love of learning!
 
Over the past year, I’ve recommended:
1 documentary
6 Instagram handles
8 audiobooks
10 TedTalks
19 quotes
43 articles
47 podcasts
65 books
 
And looking back over all the links I’ve shared this past year, I can remember almost every one of them! Personally, I found them interesting, enriching, and really a wonderful accompaniment to my regular life. I hope you have too!
 
There were some stand-outs in that list though! The books I have read more than once. The podcasts I’ve recommended countless times. The articles I keep coming back to.
 
So I thought for this issue of the newsletter (#29 if you’re keeping track! 😉), I’d recap my top favourites from this first year of newsletters!! If you missed them the first time around, this is your chance to dive into the Best of the Best!!

ARTICLES

10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal
7 different types of rest
Men get better feedback than women

AUDIOBOOKS

Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (the pseudonym for J.K. Rowling)

NON-FICTION BOOKS

Atomic Habits by James Clear
Authentic Diversity by Michelle Silverthorn
Emotional Agility by Susan David
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez [also newsletter]
Mother of Invention by Katrine Marcal 

FICTION BOOKS

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

PODCASTS

Checking In with Susan David: Self-compassion for the self-critical
Focus on This: The Ideal Week
HBR Coaching Real Leaders: Finding your Leadership Voice
Hidden Brain: Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World
Stephen Fry – Great Leap Years

TED TALKS

10 ways to have a better conversation
How to speak so that people want to listen
Sleep is your superpower

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

A huge thanks to those of you who wrote in and suggested your favourite resources from the last year! There were some fabulous new ideas in there!
 
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini 
 
Brandsplaining: How Marketing Is (Still) Sexist and How to Fix It by Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts.
 
The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra (narrated by John Stamos. Curious to hear “Uncle Jesse” narrate, I downloaded the first episode and ended up binging the series in a matter of days!! A fascinating story!)

A huge thank you to YOU, for being part of this community! I appreciate so much that together we can share curiosity about the world and a thirst for knowledge and growth! It has really been – and continues to be! – such an enriching experience interacting with all of you about what made you stop and think, what stimulated interest, and what topics are on our minds at this particular moment. Thank you for a magical year!
 
Happy reading, happy watching, and happy learning!
 
Have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs,

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