Can I be honest here?
I’m an avid APP deleter.
I find that I’ve been scarred by so many imperfect Apps that I tend to shy away from adding too many to my phone – and much like the ability I have to determine whether or not I like a website within the first 10 seconds of landing on it – the same can be said with Apps.
Now that you know I’m a tough sell when it comes to Apps and my standards are (too) high, today I’ll be sharing my favorite personal growth, spiritual, and meditation Apps. They are good, I promise.
#1. Simply Being- FREE!
This is actually my favorite app! I use it every single day to put my son to sleep and leave it on during meditation or just while relaxing.
#2. The Power of Now Meditation Deck – $7.99
I love this deck as well. The cards are organized in an simple manner, there is a meditation timer, a place to make notes and I LOVE the random card feature. It always seems to know what I need.
If you’re a fan of Tolle, this is worth the $7.99.
I love Hay House Radio shows – and it’s nice to be able to tune in anytime, anywhere. Definitely recommend this one!
#4. Gratitude Journal – The Life Changing App – $3.99
My friend Alex opened my eyes to gratitude apps back in January – and since this time I’ve come to love one in particular; Gratitude Journal. I like this App because its visually pleasing (so many are not!), and it allows you to add pictures. It also has the option to password protect your app which I like. Two thumbs up here.
#5. Daily Deepak - FREE
There is always plenty happening at Deepak central. It’s a goodie at no charge to get the wheels churning in your head.
I’ve been waiting years for this TED Talk!
Since I began working one-on-one with charities, I’ve come to witness the challenges they face which Pallotta covers in this talk.
If we truly wish to see a change in the world, or if you’ve ever donated money to a cause, which I am sure every one of you has, then you need to give this a watch.
Pallotta seems to cover the objections that you may have (I certainly did), and overcome them with thought-provoking detail.
You can learn more about Dan’s work here.
Please share your thoughts below!
I’ve long been obsessed with TED Talks, but lately I’ve been spending more time over on TED exploring. I normally don’t walk away from the 20 minutes I spend watching a video feeling as if I wasted time. Usually, if someone makes it up on the TED (or TEDx) stage, they have something thought-provoking to say.
Lately I’ve been chatting with friends and family quite a bit about these talks, so I thought I’d share a round-up of my top four favorites. Both old and new. My most recent discovery was The Sociology of Gossip by gossip blogger Elaine Lui. VERY thought-provoking. Others include some of my favorite people: Sir Ken Robinson and Jacqueline Novogratz. Finally there is Jeremy Gilley. His energy is contagious, and he is an inspirational activist through-and-through.
What are your favorite talks? Share below!
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson
The Sociology of Gossip
Elaine Lui (of Lainey Gossip) at TEDx Vancouver
One Day of Peace
Inspiring a Life of Immersion
The speaker for this particular talk is Ann Cuddy, a Harvard Business School professor who discovered some interesting findings on body language and its role in the outcome of our lives. In the talk, Cuddy discusses two key factors when it comes to body language: cortisol levels, and testosterone levels. She explains the roles they play, and what the ideal combination is for success in real life situations such as a job interview.
While the message of this talk is essentially “fake it until you become it” – as Cuddy repeats throughout – I took more from it than those six words. Much more.
Take 20 minutes and have a watch. Please share your thoughts below.
One of my favorite things about this time of year is reading all of my favorite bloggers share their ‘favorites’ from the past year. Whether it be written work or material goods – a nice round-up always causes me to reflect and think of what I truly enjoyed from the past year.
Today I wanted to share my favorite resources of 2012 that will help you to feel nourished in mind, body, and spirit.
Enjoy – and feel free to share yours below!
You can read up on it here.
She has a very unique style of writing – almost like prose – that motivates me. She is actually helping me write my book too. You will love it.
This will probably be on my list every year. Or perhaps I will teeter back & forth between this and The Power of Now.
Most relevant, eye-opening books I have ever read.
(Not to be confused with Fierce Grace, the Ram Dass documentary)
I watched Fierce Light on Netflix a long while back. It is about something I often ponder – that intersection between Spirituality and Activism.
Do you receive Gabrielle Bernstein‘s weekly newsletter? She is well-known for her Vlogging, which is always very relevant and features some timely lessons. I recommend signing up. (photo source via Gabby’s newsletter)
She is still continuing on doling out the inspiration, helping women to face their fears and Play Big. She is amazing.
You’re never too young to make a global impact, and Devon Haas, Founder of Kids Army, may be one of the youngest environmental advocates letting the world know, “I may be a kid but I still have a voice.”
Haas, age 7, along with 14-year-old Devin Beach and a documentary crew are seeking to shed light on the impact that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill has had on kids and families in the Gulf Coast area after 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. An event that changed many lives, but is rarely heard about in the news today.
The to-be-filmed documentary, titled Kids of the Gulf , will feature Haas and Beach sharing the stories of those affected by the oil spill and how the children and families are taking steps toward recovery.
At this time the goal for Kids of the Gulf is to experience exposure on various platforms such as network television, film festivals and public screenings so that the story of “kids working with other kids on important environmental and social issues such as the BP oil spill” can be shared. Another goal of the project is to inspire other children to use their own voices and begin to take action on important issues in their communities.
Kids of the Gulf is currently over on IndieGoGo raising funds for production, along with the help of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an organization which seeks to engage youth on issues related to the environment fueled by Ian’s “passion for the environment, animal habitat, and clean energy”.
To join them in their “movement to empower kids and youth around the world” or to learn more about the documentary plans visit their website Kids of the Gulf. You can support the film by visiting IndieGoGo directly and making your donation here.