Resources for self growth are everywhere! And yes, the sheer amount of wisdom available online can be rather overwhelming (and perhaps even prevents you from being able to choose!). No stress though. This Monday, I’m sharing a few precious self growth gems, so you can kick off your Monday bursting with inspiration!

Choosing Courage over Comfort: Elizabeth Lesser

Absolutely loving the Good Life Project podcast, founded by Jonathan Fields. Every single episode contains something valuable. This episode with Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the OMEGA-institute and student of a Sufi-master, is one of my faves. Elizabeth narrates about herself as a seeker and gives her insights on life and relationships by telling the story of her trying to help safe her sister’s life. Makes for an inspiring Monday listen!

Dealing with Difficult Times: Pema Chödrön

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations have been featuring many amazing life teachers. This episode with Pema Chödrön has inspired the living daylight out of me! Pema Chödrön is a Buddhist teacher and an ordained nun. Apart from sharing a little insight regarding her own difficult times, Pema shares her wisdom on embracing difficult emotions and using them, instead of resisting them. Some exquisite Monday mindfood right here!

On Gratitude, Vulnerability and Courage: Brené Brown

Another episode from the Good Life Project. This one makes you feel all sorts of things! Brené Brown has done extensive research on shame, empathy, vulnerability and courage… and is a fantastic story teller. Her talks, and this episode too, are always giving you this incredible yes, yes, yes-feeling. I’d say, the perfect self growth talk to make your Monday blues disappear!

I usually listen to podcasts whilst commuting on my bike to work. For me, filling my Monday mornings with inspiration, advice and encouragement lifts my spirit and sets me up for the week ahead. And? Did you listen to any of them? Feeling inspired? I’m curious! Let me know in the comments below!