Confessions from a Personal Development Addict

It’s true, I’m addicted to personal development and self help media of all forms. Podcasts, books, even meditation apps and organizations. At a time when everything can feel like its falling apart, this gives me a sense of holding myself together and keeping things organized. Read on for my thoughts on my current favorites.

From Rachel Hollis:

I found out about Rachel Hollis because of the success of her book, “Girl, Wash your Face”. I’m working my way through that one now, and finding a lot of motivation and positivity. There is a good amount of advice for mothers that I cannot relate to, but the rest of it is great.

I am also currently working my way through Rachel and Dave Hollis’ Next 90 Days challenge. Each week, a new lesson is emailed to you. The lessons include an instructional video and typically a task to complete for that week. This week, the focus is on habits–how to change them and adopt better ones.

Lastly, I finished the audiobook of Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Stop Apologizing, and found some great tips for those looking to improve upon their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

The Hollises run a podcast where you can find plenty more tips, it is titled the RISE podcast.

From Brene Brown:

Brene Brown is a popular researcher and motivational speaker as well as professor at the University of Houston. I have been loving her books and podcast recently. I listened to her narration of Dare to Lead on audiobook, which helps listeners to become better leaders in their careers and personal lives. I also love her podcast, and have listened to nearly all of its episodes, which include a recent interview with Alicia Keys discussing her new book.

Other Podcasts:

I’m obsessed with self help and personal development, and some of my other favorites include:

Optimal Living Daily

Life Kit by NPR

Optimal Health Daily

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Lab

What are your favorite self help and personal development books or podcasts? Let me know in the comments.

1 thought on “Confessions from a Personal Development Addict”

  1. Appreciate the insight as there is so much “stuff” in the area of self help/personal development. Thanks for providing some direction.

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