I believe we’re all on a journey of personal growth. Whether it’s mindful and positive, or not, that’s up to us. Some of the materials I’m suggesting here are specific to my life experiences and the types of things I’m working through, so keep that in mind. It’s about finding whatever works for you and serves as a beacon of light when you’re struggling.
If you’re ready to show up, get mindful, learn from your mistakes, laugh a little bit and make some changes — you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled a list of both recent and older materials that I love for your consideration. I hope you get something from them just like I did.
As with all articles: don’t judge them based on the headlines. I’d recommend actually reading them before you get your knickers in a bunch.
- How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
- What’s The Difference Between Being an Alcoholic and Just Really, Really Liking to Drink?
- The Depressing Phenomenon of Men Who Ask Their Dates No Questions
- When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels
- Girls’ Night Out (article + doc)
Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
These are my all time non-fiction faves (my favourite fiction book of all time is here). I always have a stack I’m working on. Based on what you’re seeing here, if you have book recommendations for me please go ahead and slide them on into my Instagram DM’s.
- Literally any book by Brené Brown. I’ve read almost all of them and I will forever keep my collection of her books. (The Gifts of Imperfection is a good starting point)
- Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington
- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
- What a Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue
- F*cked by Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson
- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
- The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
These are gonna be ALL over the map. Follow these accounts if you want to be more socially aware, lean into antiracism work, get that daily dose of encouragement, want to love yourself more, love a good laugh and/or want to confront your BS.
Rachel also offers a free 30-day antiracism course (targeted at WW) that encourages you to dig in and #DoTheWork. You can sign up for that here.
Fave episode: Any episode from their 2017 series of episodes on Role Overload (single ladies, working mothers and working daughters).
Fave episodes: Her episodes with Eckhart Tolle or Brené Brown (she has multiple episodes with each of them).
I would actually recommend starting at the beginning and listening from the first episode onward. I think this podcast kinda broke the internet when it started and set a precedent for a whole new generation of female-hosted sex and dating podcasts.
Tbh we all need a good laugh or some insight once in a while, and here are a couple accounts I can always count on for that.