I play audio content through my phone a lot, and it's one of my favourite ways to learn, to get inspired and to engage with new ideas.
I thought I'd share some of my favourite recommendations:
This is the most incredible free resource from Cornwall Council libraries - you just need to sign up to the library and then use your code to download the app. From there you have an enormous collection of fiction and non-fiction books to choose from.
Some of my recent non-fiction favourites have been:
✨ Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - This is Elizabeth Gilbert's playful guide to creative living, which I love for its upbeat energy and realistic advice on overcoming self-doubt and being courageous enough to be creative. It's especially relevant if you have a dedicated creative practice, but will be useful and inspiring to anyone because the principles apply to so many areas of life.
✨ Rising Strong & Braving The Wilderness - Any Brene Brown book gets my vote, and both of these are available on the app. Rising Strong explores our ability to come back after we've been hurt, and Braving The Wilderness is about being brave enough to be your most authentic self.
✨ The Poetry Pharmacy - This collection, organised by William Sieghart, is full of hand-picked poems which 'again and again have really shown themselves to work'. It's perfect listening for a dabble into poetry, with each one chosen to support wellbeing and feel comforting and nourishing.
So many to choose from but these are some shows and episodes I've listened to recently:
✨ Author Katherine May on Happy Place - nature connection and neurodiversity.
✨ As The Season Turns - a new seasonal, calming episode on the first of each month.
✨ Gabor Mate on Happy Place - mind-body connection and healing.
✨ Simon Sinek on Diary of a CEO - relationships and being there for each other.
✨ The Way of The Fearless Writer - for journaling inspiration with Beth Kempton.
✨ Coaching on Imposter Syndrome - insightful discussion by wellness coaches.
Meditations and IG Lives:
And a few little extras I love from Instagram and Spotify...
✨ Breathpod - morning breathing and manifestation exercises
✨ Joey Hulin - morning meditations
✨Fitness First - flowing downstream meditation
✨Neurosensory Exercise with Irene Lyon - for nervous system regulation
I'd love to hear your own recommendations and wellbeing resources... share them on Instagram and tag @strength_in_feathers, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org