Good writing is about finding the right resources. My writing has caused me to spend countless hours doing extensive research.  I’ve searched for and studied related articles, posts, and books, and listened to podcasts, TED talks, and various speeches.  Some sources have come highly recommended by followers, and others have been little nuggets of information I’ve come across in my research.  I created this resource page to lead you directly to the source of my studies. Specific sources are linked within the individual post.  This list is a broad collection of my most common “Go To’s.”

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Podcasts and TED Talks

Jody More considers herself a mind ninja.  Her expertise is in teaching our brains to conquer the challenges we face. She believes in mindset and redirecting our thoughts to make better choices.  She has a new podcast every Friday.


Shawn Anchor is known for his extensive research regarding happiness.  I have listened to this TED Talk multiple times and get new information each time.


Brené Brown became a household name after her infamous TED talk in June of 2010 about vulnerability. If you haven’t heard it yet, set aside 30 minutes to listen to her first of many TED talks. It will change your way of thinking.




I originally found Thrive Global through Medium. Their mission is to help readers prioritize well-being, decision-making, creativity, and productivity by moving from merely surviving to thriving. They offer daily articles focusing on well-being, wisdom, wonder, and purpose. I find myself enlightened every time I read one of their posts.