The meet up was so wonderful. The chat was great…my performance on my workout … not so much!
So this is the thread that was requested for Books and TEDtalks. Thank you @Gossimrr for inspiring the conversation on positive mindset. I have used these two Tedtalks below in workshops and they have been received well.
Shaun Achor ( The Happiness Advantage): His TedTalk - funny and very relevant. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=shawn+achor+happiness+advantage+ted+talk
Dr. Jane McGonigal: Super Better (her Book). The TEDtalk is great. I haven’t watched this for a long time. As I listened to the intro today to see if it was the right one, I listened to it through the lens of ‘Zwift as gaming’ and ‘special missions’ as events or races. There is a lot of crossover to our world of cycling virtually. I hope you enjoy it If you do, I noticed she has more recent talks too.
Books: One book I thoroughly enjoyed recently was Anxious People by Fredrick Backman. I love his writing style. I listened to this on audible, as I had some of his other books. It was the same narrator and she really gets his ‘voice’. His humour is quirky and this one is tender and funny too. If you like this one, you’ll like his others. I apologize - @vivian.a.workman was it you who talked about Hockey? He has a very good book called Bear town, hockey theme AND so much more! Great characters.
Here are some other good ones of late:
Pretty Things: (Nicole Kidman has purchased the rights and will produce and star in a mini series based on this book).
The Forgotten Ones: A tender look at mental health.
Where the Forest Meets the Stars: emotional and heartwarming
The Giver of Stars: Historical fiction about the pack horse librarians of Kentucky who deliver books to people who have never had any.
I’ll stop now or else I won’t get dinner ready on time. Lot’s more to offer. Looking forward to hearing of other’s favs!