Welcome to a new segment in my blog where I’ll share podcasts, books, videos, products, etc. that (I feel) help me not just survive, but thrive along this crazy road called life.
Mitch Albom: The Dying Know the Secrets to a Good Life, Super Soul Podcast
The Tuesday’s with Morrie writer (and fellow Detroiter) shares the important end of life lessons Morrie taught him during his last months of battling ALS and how his life has been impacted over the last 20 years. What resonated most was when Mitch shared that he and Morrie never discussed accomplishments, but rather spent their Tuesdays discussing the simple, yet complex topics of love and happiness. Listen here.
Tony Robbins: Overcome Suffering and Live in a Beautiful State, Super Soul Podcast
Tony and Oprah talk about specific strategies for working through suffering. Listen here.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
A beautiful and sad story of Sheryl Sandberg who unexpectedly lost her husband and how she discovered resiliency in the grief process. There were hundreds of moments while listening to this book where tears puddled in my eyes and there were also many times where I screamed, “YES!” at the car dashboard. No matter what you’ve got going on in life, we can all benefit from more resilience.
For the last year, I’ve been following this site on Twitter and love receiving their weekly newsletter. Check them out if you need some inspiration or enjoy quotes on positivity, perspective, gratitude, etc. I even contributed a guest post last year. Read that here.
What Really Matters at the End of Life, TED Talk by BJ Miller
I know I’ve said this before, but this is my favorite TED Talk. BJ Miller, knows both sides of being a patient and doctor. He begins by explaining how healthcare “was designed with diseases, not people, at its center. Which is to say, of course, it was badly designed.” Can I get an AMEN? Dr. Miller then goes on to discuss his three approaches as a hospice and palliative care physician: tweeze out suffering, tend to dignity and make life more wonderful. I sure hope one (far, far, far away) day, I’ll be lucky enough to have a doctor like BJ Miller at my side. (Who, BTW, isn’t too hard on the eyes #babealert)
If you have a video, book, podcast, etc. that has brought value to your life, I’d love to know. Send me a message.