Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Our diet is more than what we eat. It's everything we consume: what we listen to, what we watch, what we read and what we take in. Nutrition experts like Michelle talk about the importance of mindful eating. But the more days we spend in pandemic-plus-winter-storm-captivity, the less mindfully I'm consuming ... everything!
Add to the mix the vast quantity of both food and content at our fingertips which makes it harder to choose wisely. Books, articles, movies, podcasts and innumerable videos are just one click away. TOO. MANY. CHOICES. I'm not complaining, really. It's an embarrassment of riches and a first world problem for which I'm truly grateful. But sometimes it results in a few too many hours watching old episodes of Schitt's Creek and Call My Agent. (Don't get me wrong, I love this stuff dearly and wouldn't give it up.) But it would be helpful to have a dependable guide in the field to highlight a variety of different offerings to create a more balanced "diet."
For me, fiction is essential. A good story feeds the soul and provides escape, adventure and sustenance. (More about literature in a future blog!) What other content do we need to create a balanced content diet? Let's start with the "big 3" areas of health, money and security. There's so much good stuff out there to help us take better care of our own financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. Let us be your guides to some good podcasts, books and articles to help round out your content diet:
The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast with Dr. Hyman MD
Meditation for the Love of it by Sally Kempton - Michelle's all time favorite guide to meditation
The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
Bookmark and peruse the New York Times Your Money section
So Money Podcast by Farnoosh Torabi
Death, Sex and Money podcast
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner.
The Art of Money Paperback by Bari Tessler
NPR's Planet Money
Bloomberg Law - for analyses of topic issues by lawyers and legal scholars
Bookmark and peruse the New York Times In Her Words newsletter
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