Other Sources of Support
Welcome to this Resource Guide! We hope the books, podcasts, videos and people below support you in your journey to do work that you love.
Before you dive into what’s below, we want to quickly remind you that the most insightful, wise, inspiring resource available to you is you. No one knows more about you, your gifts, and your potential than you do. So in addition to digesting the information below, we encourage you to deepen your internal reflection practice and create stillness in your life so that you can hear your own soul’s wisdom.
With that, enjoy these beautiful resources, all of which have been companions along our own journeys. May they serve to inspire and uplift you.
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. If you’re alive and you identify as a woman, read this. It’s medicine for your soul.
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. Recently updated for 2018, this guide to financial independence is concrete, inspiring, and could change your life.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. by Adam Grant. Read this one if you’re into research and need a reminder that you’ve got something special to offer the world.
Walking on Water by Derrick Jensen. Read this if you’re ready to start deconstructing all the social programming we grow up with in this culture and get to work on the stuff that matters.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz is the sweetest. This is a feel-good reminder that we have to show up for ourselves and the Muse daily, no matter what our work is.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. If you’re looking for ways to really leverage what you’ve got already in a job or look for work in a different way, check this out.
The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin. Got some serious doubts and limiting thoughts about yourself? Seth’s honest, digestible prose will probably feel like a perfect realignment.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This is a little more aggressive an orientation than we usually recommend taking toward ourselves, but if you’re trying to do something in the world and just not doing, this could be the kick in the ass you need.
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck. Martha is amazing. She’s magical, scientific, and writes in an easy to read but powerful way. This book will make you feel good and give you clarity about how to navigate your life.
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck. A little more “woo woo” than her other book on this list, but equally impactful. She goes through the “Four Technologies of Magic” in a way that will enable you to start making changes in your life right away.
The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte. A DIY guide to figuring out how you really want to feel every day in your life and how you can make that happen in a practical way.
The Genius Myth by Michael Meade. This one is hard to find and even harder to describe. It’s like nothing I’ve read before, but we like the way it makes us feel. Check it out if you feel pulled.
Anam Cara by John O’Donohue. John was a poet and writes beautifully. In this book, he helps us understand why it’s so hard to pinpoint the desires and nature of our soul.
The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self & Relationships by David Whyte. A friend of John’s, David, is also a poet and writes about how helpful it is to integrate the various parts of our lives in a way that gives us more energy and focus.
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte. This exploration of how to approach your life’s calling is beautiful and deeply inspiring.
The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson. If you’ve got some issues with money and scarcity, check this out. Marianne’s got a different flavor than most money writers, and even if it seems “out there” to you, we think it’s a really helpful reframe.
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace by Sharon Salzberg. These are small, practical meditations to immediately shift things in your worklife. A great place to start if you want to incorporate mindfulness into your workday.
Reinvention Roadmap by Liz Ryan. An artsy workbook focused on how to reinvent yourself in your career.
Intuitive Astrology by Elizabeth Rose Campbell. An easy, accessible place to start with astrology that prioritizes your own wisdom about yourself.
StrengthsFinder by Gallup. You can take an assessment online for about $20 and find out what your top 5 strengths are. This is a great place to start if you’re interested in learning more about what your gifts are.
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux. Everything about this is important. If you care about changing things in the workplace, this is a must-read.
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide for Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky. Do you take care of others in some way and feel like you could use better boundaries or tools to care for yourself along the way, too? Then check out this sweet read, which includes cartoons!
Insights at the Edge with Tami Simon
Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields
Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack
The Radiance Project with Heidi Rose Robbins
Hurry Slowly with Jocelyn K. Glei
WorkLife with Adam Grant
Bioneers Radio Series
On Being with Krista Tippett
Don't Keep Your Day Job
A Wild New Work with Megan Leatherman
Side Hustle School with Chris Guillebeau
“Heal,” a documentary focused on the mind-body connection. Available on Netflix.
“Chef's Table,” a look at the concept of mastery among chefs around the world. Available on Netflix.
“Losers,” a docuseries about athletes who have experienced failure in their careers. Also available on Netflix.
Many TED Talks focus on careers and well-being.
Blogs / Miscellaneous
Jessica Snow (youaremagicla.com). She offers guided meditations of all kinds. It’s $8.88/mo to stream or you can join her email newsletter to get one free meditation per month.
PUGS (Portland Underground Grad School). A Portland-based education hub for adult learners interested in a variety of topics (pugspdx.com).
Chani Nicholas (chaninicholas.com). For easy, digestible support in astrology and what the planets are doing, you might consider joining her email list.
Marie Forleo (marieforleo.com). She offers regular videos and content related to entrepreneurship, success, and life coaching.
Feminist Business School (sister.is). Founded by Jenn Armbrust, this is a revolutionary resource for feminist business owners seeking to grow in a healthier way.
Loyly (loyly.net). This Finnish sauna has two locations in Portland and is an affordable place to clarify, relax, and hit “reset.”
Rachel Rockey, LPC (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/rachel-joy-rockey-portland-or/220171). An incredible therapist, mentor, and source of support. She’s a skilled practitioner that works with clients in and outside of Portland.
Lindsay Buchanan, LAc (lindsaybuchanan.com). Lindsay is an amazing acupuncturist that treats maladies of all kinds, including mental and emotional blocks.
Lindsay Wilkinson, ND and LAc. (www.drlindsaywilkinson.com) Lindsay is a beautifully competent and compassionate naturopath with a wide set of skills to support your health.
Gina James, LMT (freedomtomove.com). Gina is a massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, astrologer and spiritual guide. Go see her anytime you need some kind, activating support.