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Read / Listen / Watch list

I completely geek out on this stuff and my friends often ask for recommendations so I thought I'd leave some here.

I'll be adding to this page as time goes by so feel free to bookmark 🤍

-Listed in no particular order-



Bounce - Matthew Syed - the power of purposeful practice.

The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown - a cure for toxic perfectionism.

The Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama - what it says on the tin

The Tipping Point - Malcome Gladwell - fascinating look at how things 

The $12 Million Pound Stuffed Shark - the ridiculousness of the art world

Shake Hands With The Devil - Romeo Dallaire - A first hand account by the UN general on the ground during the Rwandan genocide.

Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach

Good Vibes Good Life - Vex King

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle


The Egg - a short story by Andy Weir (writer of The Martian) a beautiful 1 page perspective shifting concept, I wish everyone would read it 💞

Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts - stunning writing of an epic tale set in India, based on the authors true story.

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Words that cloak you in fragile beauty until you're completely in that world- I felt bereft when it ended.

Life of Pi - Yann Martel - a magical adventure at sea

The Midnight Circus - Erin Morgenstern - literal magic

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini - heartbreakingly beautiful

Neverwhere (pretty much anything written by Neil Gaiman- so creative!) - fun, creative & set in London 👌

The Hunger Games trilogy - Suzanne Collins - thrilling

His Dark Materials trilogy - Philip Pullman - exciting, magical, very creative

The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga - A dark gripping story centring around the caste system in India.

Plays (read, watch or act✨):

Angels In America - Tony Kushner

The Effect - Lucy Prebble

Design For Living - Noel Coward (pretty much anything Noel Coward)

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

Colder Than Here - Laura Wade

The Heretic - Richard Bean

Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare

A Skull in Connemara - Martin McDonagh

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene adapted for the stage - Giles Havergal

One Man Two Guvnors - Richard Bean

Black Watch - Gregory Burke

The Crucible - Arthur Miller

Dear Brutus - J. M. Barrie

Enron - Lucy Prebble



Some I regularly listen to:

Joe Rogan - entertaining talks with interesting people

Happy Place with Fern Cotton - mental health & personal growth

On Purpose with Jay Shetty - personal growth

PostHoc Digital Salons with Susan MacTavish Best - interesting people discuss topical issues

The Darin Olien Show - on modern day toxic conveniences & all things health and sustainability

The Tim Ferris Show - personal growth

The Travel Diaries - for those obsessed with wanderlust

Milan Art Institute - inspo & motivation for artists

Travel Like A Boss - great for travel seekers & digital nomad entrepreneurs

Stand out episodes:

On Purpose - Jay Shetty & Big Sean - overcoming obstacles to growth

The Darin Olien #36 Jeff Garner on Toxic Chemicals in Our Clothes & Sustainable Fashion

Joe Rogan & Elon Musk #1470

Joe Rogan & Elon Musk #1609 

(I have mixed feelings about Musk but these episodes are genuinely fascinating)

Joe Rogan & Neil deGrasse Tyson #919

Joe Rogan & Neil deGrasse Tyson #1159

Joe Rogan & Paul Stamets #1035

Joe Rogan & Russel Brand #1283

PostHoc Susan MacTavish Best & Trend Spotter Economist Pippa Malmgren

Happy Place - Fern Cotton & ex-monk Jay Shetty

I've collated a playlist of some of my favourite episodes, you can listen or follow here:

Audio books I think are fab:

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

A funny Life - Michael McIntyre

Becoming - Michelle Obama reading her own autobiography 👌

Good Omens - Neil Gaiman - Martin Jarvis narrating this is a-mazing

Harry Potter books (Stephen Fry reading these = basically my childhood)

Calm App bite sized masterclasses:

Stoicism for Modern Life by Ryan Holiday

Discovering Happiness by Shawn Achor

Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Audible free bite sized series:

Get Happy: Introduction to Happiness

Calm World: Introduction to Meditation


Calm App


Insight Timer

Music Playlists:

Meditative music helps get me into flow when I'm creating stuff, this is a playlist I listen to:

Music that makes me think of dancing in a jungle or the desert at Burning Man- good for unblocking:


TED Talks:

The Power of Vulnerabiliy - Brene Brown

Nutrition: Find your athletic edge - Brendan Brazier

How Trees Talk To Each Other - Suzanne Simard

Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are - Amy Cuddy

Rewilding - How Introducing Wolves Changed the River - George Monbiot

The Secret to Better Work - Shawn Anchor

Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead of Your Goals - Tim Ferris




The Social Dilemma

A Life On Our Planet


Banksy Exit Through The Gift Shop

Jamie Olivers Chicken Dinners

Okja - (not a docu, AT ALL - total ridiculous fantasy but if you want to creatively get your friends eating less meat get them to watch this thought provoking film)

TV Series:

The Last Kingdom

It's A Sin 💞

The Man In The High Castle


Peaky Blinders

Indian Summers

Black Sails




The Handmaids Tale

Anne with an E

Shadow & Bone

Orange Is The New Black



....too many to list.

If you want more musical inspo you can follow my playlists on spotify here.

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