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Apps, Books, Podcasts, TED Talks and video's

Apps, Books, Podcasts, TED Talks and video's

Every month we share tips in our newsletter. Here you will find all the tips from 2019 in a row, get inspired!

Apps

  • Brainwaves: the app uses binaural beats and soothing meditation sounds to relax you and improve your sleep.
  • Forest: an app that motivates you to stay away from your phone and stay focused (during work). The app plans a virtual tree for a preset period that you are not on your phone. Moreover, a real tree will be planted if you have planted enough virtual trees. Stay focused!

Books

  • Brené Brown - Dare to Lead: "How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?”. In the book Dare to Lead, Brené Brown combines her research results with personal stories and examples to answer this question.
  • Dr Edith Eva Eger - The Choice: in this book, Dr Edith Eva Eger tells her moving story and inspires how negative thinking can be turned into positive thinking.
  • Michelle Obama - Becoming: an inspiring and compassionate book about her life, life in the White House and a good view of who she is as a person.
  • Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead: in this book, Sheryl Sandberg describes that when she was just a mother, she did not want to show that she had to rearrange her work.
  • Shunmyo Masuno - Zen: the art of simple living: simplify your life with this book and learn how to create a relaxed and satisfied feeling with simple adjustments to your life.

Podcasts

  • In Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker, professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and founder and director of the Human Sleep Science Center, talks about how important sleep is.

TED Talks

  • Brené Brown studies human connections: our capacity for empathy, belonging and love. In this sharp and funny Ted Talk 'The power of vulnerability' she shares her insight into how you learn to understand both yourself and humanity.
  • Have you ever heard of the KonMari method of Marie Kondo? It works! In his Talk ‘Less Stuff, More Happiness’, writer and designer Graham Hil gives you the answer to the question: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness?
  • "In our louder and louder world," says sound expert Julian Treasure, "we are losing our ability to listen." In the short, fascinating talk, 'Five ways to listen better', Treasure shares five ways to listen better.
  • How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."
  • How to get what you want? Mel Robbins, life coach and known from 'the 5 second rule', inspires you in her TED Talk ‘How to stop screwing yourself over’.
  • 'Every kid needs a hero', a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and connect with them on a real, human, personal level by Rita Pierson. An inspiring but also funny talk.
  • What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory in 'The brain-changing benefits of exercise' -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • Learn how important it is to smile in TED Talk 'The Hidden Power of Smiling'.

Documentaire/video

  • Do you want to learn how to let go? In 'Beyond the Mind's Limitations' David Ellzey shows the thoughts and feelings that can hinder your happiness in a humorous way.
  • Leon Logothetis travels around the world on an old motorbike in 'The Kindness Diaries'. He appeals to the goodness of strangers, which he repays in an inspiring way. A Must-See on Netflix!
  • The Netflix documentary that broadens your worldview: Heal. Stories from spiritual leaders, doctors and people with chronic diseases reveal the strong link between the human psyche and physical health.
  • In need of some motivation? Check Nike’s video Dream Crazier. It's only crazy until you do it!
  • Another Netflix viewing tip: the documentary The Dawn Wall. Working together, perseverance, and looking your best, it’s all in there! A documentary about two men who climb the El Cape.
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