WHAT WE ARE
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Available on Netflix, this documentary is both fun to watch and thought provoking. It discusses how happiness isn’t derived from things, but connections to people.
Created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner of Girls fame, Suited tells the story of a Brooklyn-based tailor who helps members of the LGBTQA community feel good in their clothes. Bring tissues; this film is both moving and deeply inspiring.
TED Talk: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are
Hello “Power Posing!” One of the most watched TED talks of all time (46 million views!), researcher Amy Cuddy explains how small tweaks in body language can improve how you feel and act.
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YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER: Free Your Feminine Voice
By Elle Luna & Susie Herrick
Beautifully illustrated by Elle Luna, this book guides readers through a journey of finding their stories as they relate to families and the culture as a whole. Empowering, inspiring and deeping affecting. (Extra bonus: here is an interview we did with Elle and Susie.)
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero
Need a pep-talk about how incredibly awesome you are, with a dash of humor sprinkled in? You can’t go wrong with this book. An excellent book to keep on your bedside table.
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
By Gay Hendricks
An oldie (if you consider 2010 old) but a goodie, The Big Leap is the perfect gift for anyone going through a life transition (note: our Editorial Director, Katie Morell, has gifted it at least a dozen times). Super easy read, great tips, and guaranteed to give you a lift and make you feel capable to make any change in your life.
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LISTENING TO NOW
The Type A Creative Podcast
Hivery member Jenni Brown created this super entertaining (and funny!) podcast about creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be a little uptight. Great guests, insights, and tips.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast
If you love all-things Oprah (who doesn’t?), you will go gaga over this podcast. Oprah interviews incredible people (Stephen Colbert! Salma Hayek! Reese Witherspoon! ) and conversations hover around 30-40 minutes—perfect for a commute or dog walk.
Beautiful Writers Podcast
One of the best podcasts out there if you want to be inspired and feel connected (and you don’t have to be a writer!). Author Linda Sivertsen facilitates intimate discussions with the likes of Glennon Doyle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tom Hanks and more.
We were so excited to host Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson of Being Boss podcast fame to The Hivery in April! These business-besties are here for you. They talk shop, share real-world experiences, and offer useful tips and true support in their podcast (and new book). They will motivate you, give you the tools to take your business to the next level, and make you laugh!