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In my last post, I talked about committing to work on myself.  One way I’ve done that is that I have changed up what I’m listening to on my walks.  Most days I walk for an hour so I decided ditch the music and listen to podcasts and work on mind and body at the same time!

One of my favorites so far is For the Love with Jen Hatmaker.  She did an interview with Glennon Doyle that was so good!  I already loved Glennon and had heard great things about Jen, and because they both come from conservative christian backgrounds, it was something I knew I would be able to connect with.  And I did!  So good!  I am looking forward to listening to more of Jen’s podcasts!

I also listened to one called Something You Should Know hosted by Mike Carruthers.  The first sentence in the info says this.  “Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever.”  Mike interviews people who are experts in their field and covers all kinds of topics.  The podcast I listened to covered the power of validating a person’s feelings and how to develop mental toughness.  Very good!  I think the next one I’m going to listen to is how you got your personality and why you click with some people.  He has so many good ones!!

Another podcast I want to check out is Happier by Gretchen Rubin.  I haven’t listened to it yet, but I heard her being interviewed about her book, The Happiness Project, on another podcast.  She seems to have really great, simple ideas on the idea of happiness as well as several other topics and I want to hear more!

My only complaint about listening to podcasts on my walk is that sometimes what they say is so good that I wish I could write down what I’m learning!  I know I’ve already forgotten some of the great stuff that was shared!  I did stop one the other day and open the notes on my phone to jot down a link that was shared.  I guess I could do that with great ideas!

I’ve also started the book The Intimacy Factor by Pia Mellody.  I’ve only read two chapters, and I’ve enjoyed it, but I don’t have any take aways to share just yet.

And finally I’ve watched a few TED talks on different subjects.  This one was so good!  I was sitting on my back porch in a rocking chair while I watched it on my phone and wished later that I had written a few things down.  I plan to watch it again and take some notes.

So there you have it.  I haven’t really shared what I’ve learned from these podcasts, but I plan to add some of that in a later post.  Just wanted to update my progress and give some recommendations for some great content!


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