I discovered Cathy & Todd of ZPR early in my parenting journey and find myself coming back again and again. They teach self awareness and compassion in an accessible, fun way. I love listening while doing errands or chores -- it somehow provides space for me to reflect on issues that matter most most (relationships, etc). Jim and I sometimes listen together on road trips - it's a low stakes way to bond over something a bit deeper than the typical Netflix. We particularly liked the one about work travel as it applies to us greatly. Even if you are not a parent, check them out. Honestly, it is less a 'parenting' podcast and more a 'self awareness' type thing. **Update: I'll be at their live conference March 2019!**.www.zenparentingradio.com
Paula Pant of Afford Anything offers great perspective on how to make choices. Her personal story is inspiring: she worked for 3 years earning about $25k and saved up enough to quit and travel the world for a year. Everyone kept saying, "Wish I could afford to do that." Even though they made more money than her! The idea for her business was born: you can afford *anything* but not *everything.* Life is all about choices, and the more we understand what we are choosing and why, the more satisfied we will be and/or able to adjust as necessary. More personally, as a female entrepreneur in the web world, Paula has been inspirational to me in making the leap to launch Yinspired Yoga. www.affordanything.com
While it's fun to listen to the hour-long interviews of some of my favorite stars, probably what I love most about this podcast is the artistic insight and inspiration I take from it. Sam Jones is an artist and finds the depth to his guests and their performances. After listening, I want to CREATE. Additionally, I love Sam's story (clearly I'm a sucker for entrepreneurs) of how he started the podcast/show/magazine based on his passion. www.offcamera.com
The idea is so simple, yet revolutionary: add spinach to smoothies! You won't taste it, I promise! I stumbled upon this website around the time my twins were born. I loved the idea (drink 1 green smoothie per day) and the feasibility (anyone with a blender can do it, and with ingredients already at home). Now, I don't drink a green smoothie *every* day, but I love having the green smoothie concept in my toolkit for when I need that flush of healthy goodness. Oh, and two mom entrepreneurs started it, which I love! www.simplegreensmoothies.com
This book is amazing! Marie Kondo does an amazing job unpacking the "stuff" our "stuff" represents. Her approach - to touch each item, assess if it sparks joy, and if not, LET GO - is Yinspired to the core. It cultivates a sense of balance, perspective, and peace. Why are you holding on it? No really, why? Not for the faint of heart, to really dive in is to go on a deep, personal journey. Enjoy the ride...and the sense of peace created from joyful spaces! Update: now a series on Netflix!
This Organic Girl is my go-to resource for non-toxic product recommendations. She knows her STUFF. Get in-depth reviews and interesting insights...all with an upbeat, fun personality and precious Boston accent (check out her Instagram stories!). She's a mom, a blogger, and all-around asset to the world. www.thisorganicgirl.com