It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

Regardless of whether you care about the state of race relations in this country or not (and I hope that you do), the 1619 Project created by the NY Times, is a powerful look into the history of slavery in North America. Slavery pre-dated the United States and it intimately informs every moment of this country’s history. Most of us have no idea of what slavery has really meant to this country and equally important, it’s influence and impact on our present times. Do check out the series. It’s available as a podcast and this link will also take you to the transcripts of the programs. The shows are captivating and you will no doubt learn new information. I did and I’m thankful for my broadened perspective on this matter.

Reading:

A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life (cover)A woman in my writing group recommended this book, “A Writer’s Book of Days: A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life.” I picked it up a few weeks ago and the more I read of it the more I’m appreciating the prompts that it offers. Judy Reeves covers the writing life in full from the largest ideas to those micro moments that are so easily missed if we don’t pay attention. I’ve seen many writers prompts and these rank with the best of them. Whether you’re a writer or not, this will provide great food for thought.

Watching:

I am a huge Hannah Gadsby fan. I not only love her for her courage and big heart, I love her brain. She sees the world in her inimitable way and her brain is a gift to all of us who like to try to figure out the human mind in all of its interesting/weird permutations. Although she’s officially given up doing comedy, Hannah is embracing a much larger life project instead. Educating herself and the rest of us about our foibles and very human ways of interacting in the world. She comes no longer to do comedy but to “break comedy,” and in doing so, breaks up our mental models for seeing the world. And have no fear. She’s still very funny!

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you again in two weeks,
Judy