My favourite podcasts when it comes to Personal Development, Leadership, Well-Being and even Spiritual Development are the following resources that I return to again and again.
This award-winning podcast poses big questions – what does it mean to be human? How do we want to live?
As an established podcast, there are interviews with some of my favourite authors and speakers, the likes of Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and Seth Godin to name just three.
There is also one of the last interviews with the late great John O’Donohue, the Irish philosopher and author. It is worth tuning in for that interview alone (titled ‘The Inner Landscape of Beauty’)
It goes without saying that I’m a huge fan of the Queen herself, Ms Oprah Winfrey.
For many years I’ve watched and listened to Supersoul Sunday. Oprah interviews thought-leaders, authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. There have been plenty of personal ‘aha moments’ and after tuning in, I always feel a little closer to living my best life.
I’d seen broadcaster Fearne Cotton on TV, but only recently discovered her podcast Happy Place. As she says herself, her podcast is the place where she collects all things that make her happy from joyful food to a clear mind. I loved her interview with Russell Brand and in a recent episode she sat down with Hozier.
Robin Sharma is the author of several books including ‘The 5 am Club’ and ‘The Monk who Sold his Ferrari.’ I’ve been fortunate to hear him speak in person several times. His podcasts are not only motivational but also contain useful reminders and insights when it comes to business and career development, especially in the areas of cultivating a ‘winning mindset’ and the disciplines required for success.
I had to include my own podcast on the list because it is a real labour of love.
Every week I share thoughts and insights on a range of personal and career development topics. I called it ‘your time’ because my intention is that it is an opportunity to take some time out of your busy week just for you. In many episodes, for example, ‘Overcoming worry,’ and ‘Creating a more equitable work-life balance,’ I’m exploring topics I’m grappling with myself.
Insight Timer is not a podcast but an App and currently my favourite App. It’s a meditation app containing more than 25,000 free talks, guided meditations and beautiful relaxing tracks. We all know the benefits of a quiet mind and this App has not only helped me meditate, simply put, it has enriched my life.
There is a subscription section, but I’ve found the free version more than sufficient. It will track the days you’ve meditated and it gives you gold stars when you reach a milestone. The child in me loves that. There is also a section on the App for learning how to meditate, as well as meditations for children. It certainly gets a gold star from me.
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