(Things I love to use that have inspired me, made my life easier, and more)
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Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout
To put it simply, this book will help you to live a happy life. It’s not just about riches as many think of the word, but about experiencing true joy, love, and abundance in all of it’s forms. It’s transformative, inspiring, and easy to read. Pam Grout is a treasure to read.
Living in Freedom and Love Without Conditions by Phyllis Brooks
This book is mostly a selection of channelled material by John Armitage, who founded the New Paradigm MDT workshops. It’s an amazing supplement to the workshop themselves, but can be beneficial to anyone who feels drawn to it. The focus here is love without conditions, self-empowerment, non-judgement and freedom from fear, and the delivery of the messages in this book have been life-changing for me. There are things in the book that may feel a bit out there, but I encourage you to read with an open mind and keep what resonates.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Most people have heard about her by now. If you’ve seen her Netflix special but haven’t picked up her book, it’s a different experience entirely (in terms of application and fully understanding the method.) Pick it up, the title is accurate: life-changing magic indeed.
Ask and It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks
Every book on this list has changed my life in some way, and this one is no different. Just get it, read it, and give what it shares a try. Even if you’re already well-versed in the Law of Attraction or know Abraham-Hicks well, if you haven’t read this book I highly recommend you do.
You Can Create an Exceptional Life by Louise Hay
Something I’ve loved about Louise Hay is her ability to clearly share an idea, cut through the bullshit, and (and this is a big reason why I recommend this book) share in such a way that you can feel what it’s like to live the lifestyle of loving youself, creating with your thoughts, standing in your power, and loving your world. It’s amazing, and I’m so grateful for her work.
Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
I can pretty much just copy/paste the info from the previous book. The difference here is this book is written as more of a step-by-step as if you were working with Louise herself.
Apps, Software, & Stuff like that
A free service that lets you automate actions between different apps and software. From automatically creating a spreadsheet from info in emails or forms, to making every new posting on craigslist that fits your new apartment criteria automatically show up in Evernote when it gets posted, there’s so many different ways to get creative to allow your technology to serve you better.
Similar to IFTTT, but with more robust options. Need a paid account for some features, or to have more than 5 “zaps” live at a time.
My favorite note app. From using the Getting Things Done method to just having a quick place to write down ideas, quotes, etc., I like having this app as one of the 4 on the bottom of my iPhone homescreen, and use it consistently throughout the day.
It’s like an online photoshop but with almost 0 learning curve and so many templates to choose from to make something beautiful quickly and easily. Free and paid options, even with my love for photoshop I use this when I want to make something pretty without needing much time or effort.
It’s just cool, and essential if you use adobe products, IMO. No matter what you do, grab it from your app store and check it out. I’m surprised I don’t hear about this app more often.
Movies & TV Shows
(Instead of linking to these, I’ll let you search them using your favorite streaming/rental/whatever service.)
You might not care for it at first (I was like, “meh”), but it’s actually fucking brilliant and will have you laughing for eternity. It is so loaded with jokes, even your 7th time watching it through you’ll catch something new. Good job, Tina Fey & crew. We love this show, and still watch it all the time (and we’ve probably seen the whole series through like 10 times.)
A show that created a fanbase so intimate that they raised money to run an ad in Times Square for a week to try and stop Netflix from cancelling it (by the way, at the time of writing this, this show is only available on Netflix.) It’s different, it’ll stretch your brain, and you need to pay attention when you watch it (almost every critic of it clearly was watching it while thumbing through their Tinder, or responding to email, or something.) It’s beautifully made, unique, and hopefully one day the creators will get to finish it.
A mirror earth appears in the sky, and it turns out it’s literally a mirror. There’s another you up there that’s had the same life, the same decisions, the same everything. All of this is happening as the main character moves through a traumatic event, and applies to be the first human sent to this new planet. Award-winning and unique, this movie inspires the awe that we love from movies.
Speaking of the awe that we love, Spirited Away is right up there. I recommend watching this animated feature in it’s original Japanese from with subtitles. Full of wonder, this Studio Ghibli film is a classic that still fills theaters every year across the country (every year Ghibli films are brought back to theaters for a sort run.)
Coming soon <3