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I am forever thirsty for knowledge and ways to expand my brain and experiences. I was an avid reader as a child and enjoyed escaping into fiction novels every summer and winter break. I felt like I was traveling and gaining new experiences with every turn of the page. Now-a-days, my purpose for reading is to gain knowledge and new perspectives with (auto)biographies, cognitive-psychology/ 'self-help' type books, and science/medicine type books. As opposed to escaping in stories, I'm trying to increase self-knowledge so I may understand myself and others more and pick up some great life tips and hacks.

If becoming the best version of yourself is something you might be interested in, here are a list of podcasts and books that inspire me:

Increasing Emotional Intelligence -

Alain Du Boton School of Life YouTube Channel

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Self-Development

Personality Hacker Blog ׀ Podcast

Beatrice Chestnut The Complete Enneagram

Getting Inspiration/Motivation from Accomplished Humans -

Lewis Howes School of Greatness Podcast (available on Spotify/GooglePlay/itunes)

Tim Ferris The Tim Ferris Show (available on Spotify/GooglePlay/itunes) I'll have to admit that I prefer Lewis Howes interviews more.

Changed/Expanding Perspectives

Don Miguel Ruiz The Fifth Agreement - change how you view your world and your/others experiences. nothing is personal

Esther Perel - any podcast/tedtalk or book. helped me examine and challenge my previous beliefs and expectations in romantic relationships

Habit Hacks

Charles Duhigg The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business ׀ Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Books

Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air

Daniel Goleman A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

Neil Gaman The Graveyard Book (especially good on audible with the full cast)

Mark Haldon The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time

Sharon Moalem Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives—and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (to be fair, I did not finish this but am loving it so far)

The full list of what I've read is on my goodreads page but these are some that stood out in my mind to share. Happy Reading!

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