You probably think it’s a bit strange to put out a post covering books AND podcasts, but lately, I feel as though the two are really almost the same thing. Maybe a little more conversational on the Podcast side, but I’ve been taking in both outlets similarly through my headphones. I’ve said it before multiple times on the blog, but I am SO INTO walking as a workout. Sounds simple, but an hour walk gives me the workout/sweat/calories burned that I need for the day, while allowing me to enjoy fresh air, gorgeous views, and LEARNING. On my bi-weekly walks, I’ve been soaking in tons of knowledge through podcasts and audiobooks – business tips, inspiration, and important health/wellness information. Here are my latest favs..
Style Your Mind by Cara Alwill Leyba: I have been such a fan of Cara for awhile now. I love her inspiring Instagram posts (@thechampagnediet), her podcast is the ultimate kick in the butt for business babes, and I love her books – Girl Code and Like She Owns The Place.
Raising the Bar by Alli and Michael, Founders of DryBar: This is a new to me find. I’ve been a fan of Alli Webb for awhile now, I mean, who doesn’t like a good blowout?! I’ve also listened to her on many other Podcasts and admire her down to earth personality. I just listened to their interview with Kelly Leveque of Be Well by Kelly and am excited to subscribe and listen to more episodes.
The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast by Lauryn Evarts: I don’t personally have the same taste or skin care obsession as Lauryn does, although I should! But, I love her no-BS, get-it-done personality. I enjoy listening to her episodes answering reader questions and interviews with wellness professionals.
Along for the Ride by Jessica Sturdy of bowsandsequins.com: I love following Jess on Instagram and would 100% be real life friends with her. I think she keeps it very real and very honest in the blogging world. Plus, she’s downright entertaining and insightful.
She’s Thriving by SF SoulCycle Instructors, Molli & MK: New to the Podcast game and killing it! These local ladies keep it majorly real on their show. I am so in tune with their deep convos and open minds. (Not just because I love love love SoulCycle! 🙂 )
Money Diaries by Refinery29: Am I the only one that absolutely lives for Money Diaries on Refinery29’s website?! They’re like a weird look into someones life, and I find myself comparing, yet taking notes in the best way possible. Check it out, I bet you’ll be addicted, too! This is basically the online version of Money Diaries, except in person.
How Founders Work by Phil Chen: My brilliant friend, Phil just started his very own podcast that focuses on interviewing founders of early stage start-ups, where his audience learns how these founders work towards building a successful company. Phil works in the heart of Silicon Valley and plans to have lots of cool and interesting people his show.
Heather DuBrows World by Heather & her assistant Natalie: Guilty. Pleasure.
Sophia of Silicon Valley: Basically my life – or really any millennials life in Silicon Valley. (Kidding, kind of) You can tell the names have been changed, but the companies the main character clearly worked for were Tesla, Pixar, and the likes. I found it to be the perfect beach vacay read and insanely relatable.
Work Party: I listened to this on Audio and was so inspired and interested in Create & Cultivate founder, Jaclyn Johnson’s career path and how she built her now insanely popular brand. Really hope to attend one of her famous conferences in the near future.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear: From the author of Eat, Pray, Love. I picked up this rec from She’s Thriving Podcast, and really liked learning about the authors point of view on what a creative means and how they should follow their passions. Biggest take away? Your creative passion doesn’t and shouldn’t always be your job.
The Little Book of Hygge: Ah, the little book of good feels. Hygge is the Danish way of happy living. I’m bringing all of these tips into my home and life to make it more Hygge..basically the feeling of ultimate contentment and happy vibes from scent, taste, and light.
So Here’s the Thing.. Notes on Growing Older and Trusting Your Gut: I’m half way through listening to this and love learning about the authors notes on career, life in general, and random millennial growing pains. Learning about the authors career path as assistant to the President in 2011, and the Chief of Staff for operations at the White House was intriguing to me and somewhat relatable to my own career.
Influencer: Written by a true PR and media professional. It was interesting to see her side of the blogging industry, and learn what not to do as an influencer.