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
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.
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
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)
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!