Things I’ve Been Reading, Watching, & Listening To

If you know me, you know I love quotes, articles, podcasts- all of it. I’ve been listening to a bunch of podcasts on my hour plus drive to treatment, while I’m in bed, walking my dog, etc. While I don’t think you should avoid your problems and run from them, I think that taking time to immerse yourself in someone else’s story can be incredibly beneficial.

Here’s a list of my (current) top 10 favorites, in no particular order (not all recovery related, but mostly recovery related!)

  1. Maddy Moon’s Mind Body Musings podcast- you can download any episode for free on the app on your phone! My favorite right now is “How I Shed My Fit Chick Label, Gave Up Perfection, and Left Bodybuilding for Good.” You can also listen to it here
  2. My all-time favorite Ted Talk: Lessons from the Mental Hospital by Glennon Doyle Melton. It’s the best 15 minutes of Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 5.24.36 PM.pngyour life you’ll ever spend. Watch it here
  3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: it’s a story  about a girl who runs from the Nazis with her father, but it’s not the typical WWII-Holocaust story. It’s well-written, and perfect for a vacation.
  4. This incredibly long but incredibly interesting article about the private prison industry.
  5. An Open Letter to a Person with Mental Illness: a vulnerable, well-written look into life with a mental illness, and a great pep talk when you need it.
  6. If you’re so behind that you haven’t listened to Serial seasons 1 & 2 on the podcast app, go NOW.
  7. Another podcast (of course): Tell Me I’m Fat- allScreen Shot 2016-07-10 at 5.21.07 PM.png about body shaming, and how our society judges people on size, NOT health.  
  8. Rupi Kaur’s instagram (she also writes and publishes books).
  9. Blythe Baird’s “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” slam poem 
  10. This Lean Cuisine commercial that gets me every.single.time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1I_hFwzOYA

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your evenings are full of rest, podcasts, and enjoying this incredible weather.

Love, Jordan

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