Insightful book: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World. Author Peter Wohlleben shows us how trees are more like us than we could possibly fathom, and that we should have more humility in order to recognize the impressive intelligence of species we view too simplistically. He makes powerful analogies to remind us of the intricate web we share and how connected we all are. Just like a forest, we need to take care of one another for all of us to thrive.
Creative visionaries: Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Free Solo. They brought cinema to the documentary world and are pushing the boundaries on so many levels.
Stress relief: Bikram yoga and remembering to breathe. A massage helps too.
Self-motivation: Walk into the world like someone who has just discovered color and that unicorns exist. Take a brave step into your quest for an extraordinary life. The first step is always the hardest, but it’s going to create a chain reaction for every life decision you make going forward. Become your own catalyst and do it now.