A selection of books, videos and other media that I like and recommend
‘Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway’ – Susan Jeffers
Both empowering and life affirming. A short, must-read for anyone needing to make sense of their fears and move forward to the life they want.
‘Women Who Think Too Much’ – Dr Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Renowned psychologist Nolen-Hoeksema explains what causes so many women to be overthinkers – leading to sadness, anxiety and depression – and provides coping strategies for a more productive life.
‘The Gifts of Imperfection’ – Brene Brown
The belief that we are all ‘enough’ – and how we can learn to live within our own, unique framework and life context.
‘The Sleep Revolution’ – Arianna Huffington
The modern day sleep crisis explored.
‘The Power of A Positive No’ – William Ury
For people pleasers everywhere. If you struggle to say no, this book provides the motivation you’ll need to use that powerful little word more often.
‘Living Forward’ – Michael Hyatt
How to stop being a spectator of life and live each day with purpose and intention.
‘The One Thing’ – Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
For anyone overwhelmed by trying to do too much. The authors immediately dispel five myths about productivity, and explain how to focus on the one thing that will make everything else easier.
You Tube Videos
Explore the excellent ‘TED talk’ series on youtube.com, by searching for relevant words of interest to you in the search box there (eg ‘Confidence’ or ‘Motivation’ or ‘How to be a better parent’ etc).
Speakers both well known and unknown, professional and non professional discuss, explore and illuminate every possible subject.
Two great inspirational ones to start with are Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and “Gratitude” by Louie Schwartzberg.
‘Thrive’ – Arianna Huffington
Drawing on groundbreaking research in many related fields, Arianna shows the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving as a way to revolutionising our culture, thinking, workplaces and lives. Excellent.
‘On Becoming Fearless’ – Arianna Huffington
A great round up of stories of bold, inspiring women. Huffington discusses how to be strong, bulletproof and your best self without always looking over your shoulder for approval…
‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ – David Schwartz
Proof that the only limits we have in life are those we impose on ourselves.
‘Sleep Smarter’ – Shawn Stevenson
21 strategies to help you unlock the power of high quality sleep (some you will be familiar with and some most definitely not)
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