WINTER BREAK INSPIRATION
Soul Wow, this movie was incredible on so many levels.
Pretend It's a City I love NY so much. More Fran Lebowitz, please.
Wintering In business, I speak a lot to seasonality, knowing when to embrace the quiet and prepare for the busy is vital to sustaining yourself. Know your personal seasonality too :)
Braiding Sweetgrass There were a few books that I read over the break that inspired me to take the leap and commit to starting back at school this semester and this was one of them. Combining science and indigenous wisdom, RWK book is such a beautiful journey through the natural world. She mentions that the Honorable Harvest is now being taught in some business schools and I'll be incorporating it into my teachings this spring as well.
Uncanny Valley "A Defining Memoir of our digital age".
The Economics of Belonging Because: economic equality.
Shakespeare in a Divided America if you're looking for an alternate perspective on healing our divide.
Be Water, My Friend I have found myself shouting out loud as I read this book I love it so much.
Feline Philosophy This semester, I will begin a Masters Certificate in World Religions at the Harvard Extension School. My first class is focused on philosophy and I hope to ask my fellow classmates if they too are familiar with feline philosophy.
Having and Being Had I tore through this pretty quickly and I'm embarrassed to admit I'm new to Eula's work. She's officially one of my favorite writers, but also thinkers.
The Best of Me because we all need as much David Sedaris as possible.
The Immortality Key When I took the time to connect the dots in my life I realized that when I return to medical school, I ultimately want to study psychedelic medicine. This book is about the history of the use of psychedelics in early Christianity which I hope to ultimately explore more as I decide what to do with my studies in religion.
Beethoven, A Life Beethoven turned 250 right before Christmas. An Ode to Joy for everyone. "Ode to Joy represents the triumph of universal brotherhood against war and desperation."
Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection Though this is written by an MD about the benefits of psychedelic (among other drugs) I found it an interesting read about the science of connection in general.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running I became a runner in quarantine - a phrase I literally thought I'd never utter in my lifetime. I've always hated running but my husband became my trainer and we're at a good solid 5 miles. I really loved reading Murakami's book because I have also realized that learning to run has become one of my greatest teachers in 2020 and definitely changed the course of my life into 2021 and the choices I made.
Mary Catherine Bateson Onbeing. Composing a Further Life is on my reading list for this spring. Her wisdom in this interview was refreshing for our time.
Celeste Headlee on goop. There are so many gems in here about work. We'll be reading her book Do Nothing in bookclub this spring.
My colleague, Morgan Evans, has launched an executive coaching program called Homeroom. If you're looking for ongoing support and a community to support you this winter, this is a great space for female, trans, or non-binary entrepreneurs. Don't miss out!