A SELECTION OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT ON MY THINKING AND PHILOSOPHY
Picked up my first copy over 20 years and have bought and passed on several copies since. An inspirational book encouraging us to develop our creativity and finding our own inner artist. Have been a diligent morning pager since!
Brene talks about being human and the power of vulnerability in an accessible and wise way and encourages us to embrace our humanity. See also her book Rising Strong –again about getting back up when we fall!
Listen here at: TED Talk
Martin E.P. Seligman Authentic Happiness
Seligman has assisted us in really understanding what can make us happy and been a founder of the positive psychology movement.
The insights are helpful and useful.
Has helped bring mindfulness to the west and been instrumental in helping the ancient practice become more widely understood and recognized especially in mainstream medicine to assist people with pain and depression. A recent Guardian article described the following:
“ Jon Kabat-Zinn vibrates with an urgent belief that meditation is the “radical act of love and sanity” we need in the age of Trump accelerating climate change and disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire.”