As a coach, I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration and helpful tools, both for myself and for my clients. There is no shortage of them here in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. I'm sure you have your own sources in your part of the world. And then, there is the beauty and broad reach of the internet. Below are a few of my favorite people, places and things that are electronically accessible. They feed my thirst for self-awareness, pique my curiosity, and in many ways bring me JOY. I love sharing them with fellow travelers on this never-ending journey of self-discovery and personal development that we call life. And no, I was not asked to include any of them, and receive no kickbacks. I hope you find something you like here.
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People to learn from:
Carol Dweck, on learning to cultivate a growth mindset
Amy Cuddy, on using your body to increase self-confidence
Smart People podcasts, by Jon Rojas and Chris Stemp - some of my favorites:
Places where you can be authentic and fully present:
and a welcoming, inclusive community
inclusive, empowering, women-only environment
Things that impart wisdom and inspiration:
Article by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center:
Website developed by the Dalai Lama and psychologist Paul Ekman: The Atlas of Emotions
This site facilitates increased self-awareness by helping us identify and understand our emotions more deeply
Other Websites I Love:
The Enneagram Institute site and quiz - I recommend the free RHETI sampler if you're interested; no matter what type you identify as your primary style, there are many great personal development paths recommended!
Insight Timer meditation app - includes broad selection of guided meditations
Follow for ongoing insight and inspiration!
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