WHILE YOU'RE IN THE MOOD
This is a handful of videos, some featuring john, most not, as well as other things you might find helpful.
So many great inspirational talks out there, here's a few faves:
Brene Brown has lots to say that is challenging in life, and work. Try this one
Stephen Jenkinson might be new to you. Known best for his work around grief and end of life, he also has a lot to say about living, and our culture's need for elders
Aim higher in Love? This is from a while back, but still resonant to now, for all you folks still looking for the 'right-one'. Funny too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EvvPZFdjyk
Who has the time? These are some of my influences and helpful reads:
Let My People go Surfing from the founder of Patagonia. An insightful commentary on what principled planet-focused leadership really means.
Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloulx. A radical rethink on how to organise a business :https://www.reinventingorganizations.com/
Stolen Focus by Johann Hari will likely disturb you, and give you some perspective on your ability to concentrate. https://stolenfocusbook.com/
Long Life Honey in the Heart by Martin Prechtel called by one reviewer the operating manual for a sacred planet it is a rich look at indigenous life and stunningly composed.
The Sibling Society by Robert Bly Overlooked in its time but way ahead of it's day. A call to 'grow up' and take responsibility.
Land Healer by Jake Fiennes I like most of the raft of 'regenerative faming' books coming out as he strikes a conscious balance between nature, profit and food-production.
Wounded Leaders by Nick Duffell is an insightful take on the psychological profile of the UK's elite in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. https://woundedleaders.co.uk/
Human Kind by Rutger Bregman debunks popular theories of self interested economically rational humans positing instead that kindness and generosity is our true nature. A truly hopeful read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52879286-humankind
The Climate Book by Great Thunberg Full of data and expert articles, perfect for dipping,
Not mindfulness, but mind- emptiness might help in these distracted times.
Check these short starter meditations from Burgs.