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:

Of course everyone is thinking about the coronavirus pandemic at the moment. In 1986, Russians and the rest of the world were focused on the disaster at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. Chernobyl is the story of hubris, incompetence, coverups, heroism, kindness and healing. There are similarities between what we are facing today and how the government and individuals handed things in Russia in 1986. There’s something to learn here. Chris Hayes interviews Adam Higginbotham, the author of Midnight in Chernobyl, the story of the nuclear accident and the Russian government’s response to it.

The Water Dancer: A NovelReading:

For the past several years, I haven’t been a reader of fiction. It’s not that I don’t like fiction, but I’ve been more fascinated by reading non-fiction books. However, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer is an engaging novel of historical fiction based in the time of slavery. Combining both fantasy and history, it centers the lives of slaves and those black and white people who sought to free them. Compelling and entertaining, the book has left it’s mark on me. I’m still thinking of it even though I finished it a couple of weeks ago. Do give it a read.

Watching:

In these days of hoarding paper products and having to wash our hands far more often than usual, this video will help you make your rolls of paper towels last longer while also helping to save the environment. You can totally dry your hands with one paper towel (as opposed to four!) when you employ the method shown here by Joe Smith in this TED talk. Unfortunately, Joe’s method doesn’t work for toilet paper but who knows? Perhaps after watching this video, you will be inspired to come up with a more efficient way to use toilet paper when wiping your bottom!

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