The Inspiration List: Places, People & Publications
A list for when you need motivation, escapism or a little faith in the human race.
A quick browse of the news lately can leave you feeling helpless and lost. That’s why I’m sharing the people, places and publications that keep me inspired, especially when I need it most. Whether you're looking for motivation, escapism or a little faith in the human race, here's my definitive list of the best of the internet.
- The Unmistakable Creative podcast. The host, Srini Rao, creates the kind of conversations that give you actual "Aha!" moments.
- Brene Brown’s TED talks on shame and vulnerability.
- No matter what your politics, this Michelle Obama speech never fails to move me.
- The incredible Nora Ephron documentary, Everything Is Copy. (Watch it for free here).
- Austin Kleon's online scrapbook. He shares so many good links you'll never struggle for something to read again.
- The same goes for Felicia Sullivan’s Twitter feed.
- Tommy Clarke's aerial photos of land and sea. An important reminder that, despite it all, the world really is beautiful.
- They All Hate Us is my go-to place for amazing visuals and sartorial inspiration.
- I've said it before, but Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic, is a game-changer. And the podcast? Even better!
- Humans of New York. Particularly the inmate series. All of the feels.
- Subscribe to Seth Godin's RSS feed. You won't be disappointed.
- Karim Illya's marine life photography is not only peaceful, but helps put everything into perspective.
- For design, detail and incredible content, Esme Wang and Jen Carrington are some of my favourite blogs to browse.
- New York Magazine's Beginners series is a potent reminder that we all have to start somewhere.
- We all have secrets and skeletons. PostSecret is the perfect place to get lost in someone else's story.
- Speaking of stories, Sarah von Bargen's True Stories series is also awesome.
- The NY Times' Travel section, particularly their 36 hours section. Need I say more?
- Oprah's Super Soul Sundays. Insightful topics with influencers, and the queen of self-help herself.
- Amanda de Cadenet's The Conversation. Amazing guests, ground-breaking topics.
Who, what and where is on your inspiration list? Let me know - I'd love to hear from you!